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Hitzinger Departs Apple; Rejoins Volkswagen Group

Former Porsche LMP1 technical director Alex Hitzinger returns to Volkswagen…

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Former Porsche LMP1 technical director Alex Hitzinger has returned to the Volkswagen Group, as part of the German manufacturer’s increased focus on e-mobility.

Hitzinger had departed Porsche’s LMP1 program two years ago to take up a job at Apple in its electric car project.

Volkswagen announced on Wednesday that the 47-year-old German will take group-wide responsibility of VW’s self-driving vehicles and “mobility as a service.”

Hitzinger’s role will also include technical development at its commercial vehicles division.

The German automaker has pledged to invest $50 billion into developing autonomous and electric vehicles, with EVs have either already been launched in development from Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of e-racing365. Dagys, who launched the industry-leading Sportscar365 in 2013, spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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  1. Old Trombone

    January 10, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Trump: “China needs to stop stealing our intellectual copyright through partnerships and employee-raids.”

    But it’s totally OK for Germany…

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