Hochholdinger's new assignment will be, unsurprisingly, 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." Tesla has admitted to a bit of "hubris" with the Model X, so we assume Hochholdinger will be spending a lot of time thinking about those overly complicated Falcon Wing doors in the near future.
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.