Electric car pioneer The father of the BMW i3 is leaving his start-up Canoo

Electric car pioneer The father of the BMW i3 is leaving his start-up Canoo

Electric car pioneer The father of the BMW i3 is leaving his start-up Canoo

Ulrich Kranz’s business card only says “in charge” instead of the CEO. It not only stands for responsibility, but is also an allusion to the business purpose of his company. As of Friday, the German engineer and electric car pioneer, known far beyond the automotive industry as the father of the i3, will be “out of charge”, so to speak. At least with.

Kranz retires from the post of CEO. He will be replaced by US entrepreneur Tony Aquila, who not only bought his way into the company last year, but also took on the post of chairman of the board of directors. From May 1st, Canoo will no longer be headed from Los Angeles, but rather Dallas. The new CEO lives there. Development and design should stay in California.