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To All Model 3 Reservation Holders: How Do You Feel About New Tesla VP Addition?

Peter Hochholdinger with 22 years experience at Audi hired to deliver Tesla's promise of 500,000 vehicles by 2018.
Posted: May 16, 2016 - 9:05AM
Author: Jason Cobb

Earlier this month Elon Musk announced in the Q1 conference call that Tesla intends to increase production to 500,000 units by 2018. A bold ambitious plan in light of the overwhelming number of Model 3 reservations. Also in that conference call Elon also made a quick job announcement saying “to the best manufacturing people in the world we want you to join our company.” Well Peter Hochholdinger, a 22 year old veteran of Audi, is leading the charge.

It was announced that Peter will be joining Tesla as VP of vehicle production, his new assignment at Tesla will be to improve the production lines of the current models as well as to help build out the Model 3 production line.

Peter Hochholdinger is joining Tesla as VP of Vehicle Production. At Tesla, Peter will be responsible for continuing to increase and improve Model S and Model X production, as well as help build a scalable, cost-effective and quality manufacturing program specifically designed for Model 3.

Peter joins Tesla from Audi where he has spent the last 22 years working across the entire production chain. He is currently responsible for leading the production of Audi's A4, A5 and Q5 vehicles, including 14 derivatives of those models, at Audi's flagship production facility for volume and technology. In total, Peter is responsible for the production of about 400,000 vehicles annually at Audi while managing thousands of employees. Peter has also been serving as an advisor for bringing Audi's new production facility online in Mexico, guiding the implementation of the production processes that are responsible for the standard of quality expected at Audi.

Tesla is excited to have Peter join the team.

Tesla is under a very tight deadline and immense public scrutiny as they begin to manufacture the Model 3 mid-priced electric sedan and needs all the top quality talent it can possible find to deliver the Model 3. Are you a Model 3 reservation holder? How do you feel about the addition of Peter Hochholdinger on the team that will be manufacturing your future car?