Abstract: this company is also backed by such a foundry oem. The basic research and development center will be built in Shenzhen, automotive power and automatic driving R & D center is located in Europe and the United States Silicon Valley. Although most people unfamiliar with the company, have not seen it, but Future Mobility in the Chinese plant this matter also has begun planning.
, according to the Wall Street Journal reported recently, backed by Tencent’s Chinese venture company Future Mobility pry away the core research and development team of BMW I3 and I8 models. Although the Tencent’s electric car program and the company registered in March 1st this year, the company is quite mysterious, but it may be to see who it has gone to
Carsten Breitfeld worked at BMW for 20 years. As a product manager, he was responsible for the development of BMW plug-in hybrid sports car i8. Last month, Breitfeld began as Future Mobility CEO, with the product management and design team.
this is a small team of 3 people. According to informed sources, they are working for the BMW I series models. Dirk Abendroth is responsible for the motor system. Benoit Jacob is the design director. Henrik Wenders is responsible for product management. After entering the new company, the three of them will enter the software and Internet, design and management.
but BMW officials did not confirm that these people have left. Tencent also did not respond.
as a new energy vehicles, BMW I series is one of the best selling models in the global market. Last year, BMW sold 240 million 570 thousand I3 and 5456 I8, the product line sales growth of 66%.
Breitfeld told Bloomberg that "Future Mobility", also found the Infiniti central leader Daniel Kirchert as chief operating officer.
and electric car start-up companies love to dig the corner of the car manufacturers is nothing new.
although Apple has not been a positive response to their car projects, but it did not stop digging from the news of tesla. The same is a Tencent investment has come to the car to the former CISCO executives Padmasree Warrio as North American CEO, responsible for global software development.
in addition, the company is also behind the rich wisdom of this foundry foundry. The basic research and development center will be built in Shenzhen, automotive power and automatic driving R & D center is located in Europe and the United States Silicon Valley.