Franz von Holzhausen is an American automobile designer, and is in charge of design at Tesla Inc. after resigning from his position at Mazda North American Operations on July 31, 2008. He designed the Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Semi, second-generation Tesla Roadster, and the Cybertruck.
|Born:||May 10, 1968, Simsbury, Connecticut, United States|
|Residence:||San Carlos, California|
|Education:||Syracuse University (1986-1988), ArtCenter College of Design (1988-1992)|
|Occupation:||Chief Designer, Tesla Inc.|
|Known for:||Chief Designer of Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Roadster (2020), Tesla Semi and Tesla Cybertruck|
|Spouse(s):||Vicki von Holzhausen|
|Twitter:||Franz von Holzhausen's Twitter profile|
About Franz Von Holzhausen
This head of design at Tesla Motors previously held executive automobile design positions with Mazda, General Motors, and Volkswagen. He was responsible for designing a 2008 electric car called the Tesla Model S.
Early in his career, he played a key role in the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle.
He designed a compact sports car, the Mazda Kabura, that was introduced in 2006 at the North American International Auto Show.
He was born in Simsbury, Connecticut.
He and Frank Stephenson both had successful careers as automobile designers.