Bentley on Tuesday named Andreas Mindt as its new design chief.

Mindt is at the moment head of exterior design at fellow Volkswagen Group model Audi and begins his new position on March 1.

He replaces Stefan Sielaff, himself an ex-Audi designer, who’s leaving Bentley after a six-year stint to pursue different alternatives.

In his new position, Mindt will probably be in command of a crew of 50 designers and report back to Matthias Rabe, head of engineering at Bentley. One of many first fashions he’s prone to be tasked with designing is Bentley’s first electrical automobile, which is due in 2025.

Fortuitously, Mindt has loads of expertise with EVs because the 25-year VW Group veteran was pivotal in devising the design path for Audi’s increasing EV portfolio, together with the E-Tron and upcoming E-Tron GT. Now he’ll do the identical at Bentley which is dedicated to offering a full-EV lineup by 2030.

“Designing a automotive, and a future, is at all times a course of primarily based on the efficiency of many, not one, and so I stay up for working with my colleagues to assist outline the subsequent part for Bentley, into an electrified future,” Mindt stated in a press release.