Tesla has been criticized a lot for focusing too much on metrics like speed and not on features that are more important, such as an elegant interior and comfortable seats. Even CEO Elon Musk has never been afraid to admit that the interior of their cars could be improved.
Working to improve the interiors
Over the years, however, it has made significant progress in this regard. Now to improve it further, the automaker stole a top interior engineer named Anders Bell from the Swedish automaker Volvo. This indicates that the electric car maker is still intent on bringing its interior design to the next level. Bell will assume the position of Interior Engineer at the electric car company, according to Electrek.
Over the weekend, the interior engineer confirmed his position on his LinkedIn profile. Bell will be moving to California from Sweden to join the automaker after spending his career at Volvo and spearheading all interior engineering, from design and concept development to industrialization and launch, over the past two years.
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Bell also did a stint in China before becoming head of all interior engineering at Volvo. In China, he oversaw the launch of the Volvo XC60 and built up the Interior and Climate engineering department of the new Volvo Cars China.
Bell the right fit for Tesla
In respect to his time at Volvo, Bell’s LinkedIn profile says that he was the head of the Interior Engineering department at the Volvo Cars Group with the global responsibility of design and release, concept development, strategy, TLC of current model production, industrialization and launch of all future vehicle models.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Bell has supervised many engineering programs at Volvo prior to his executive role of leading all interior operations. He was in charge of the programs to create the interior of the SPA cross carline front seat system, which was introduced in the Volvo XC90 2015, and the interior of the Volvo S60L 2015. His work also includes the interior of the 2017 Volvo S90.
This shows that Bell is the right guy for the Tesla, as he brings a set of skills that the automaker desperately requires to improve its cars’ interiors. Bell will presumably oversee the interior design of Tesla’s all-electric cars from the Model S to Model 3. The upcoming less expensive Model 3 might need a special amount of attention, says BGR.
On Monday, Tesla shares closed up 0.12% at $202.73. Year to date, the stock is down more than 15%.