Yifan Tang, a creative engineering leader who has assisted in guiding the development and commercialization of EV technologies, has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer by Volta Inc., an industry-leading electric vehicle charging network that powers automobiles and commerce. Tang will answer directly to Interim Chief Executive Officer Vince Cubbage.
In the rapidly developing EV market, Tang is widely regarded as a product innovator and industry leader. Electric cars, electric drivetrains, and self-driving farming vehicles are just a few of the things he has successfully advanced. At SERES EV, a business developing the next generation of intelligent, autonomous EVs, he most recently held the positions of Chief Technology Officer and board member. He is also a co-founder of TeraWatt Technology, a business that creates and manufactures batteries with an extremely high energy density.
“Yifan’s impressive credentials, deep industry knowledge, and technological acumen will further strengthen Volta’s leadership position and ability to win in the EV marketplace. Yifan brings unique expertise and a record of innovation that will help us achieve our immediate goals of accelerating our technological capabilities and expanding our reach to stay at the forefront of the industry. I could not be more thrilled to welcome him to the newest generation of Volta leadership,”said Vince Cubbage, Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to this, he held a number of jobs at Tesla Motors, Lucid Motors, and Meta (previously Facebook), as well as being President of SF Motors Japan. Tang holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, a ME from Tsinghua University, and a BE from Fuzhou University in the subject.
“I have long admired Volta’s leading position in the electric mobility space, and I am honored to join the team at this pivotal moment in the Company’s growth story. I have devoted much of my career to pushing the limits of electric transportation, and I have been consistently impressed by Volta’s product leadership and innovative business model. I see enormous potential for the Volta team to build on its existing technological infrastructure capabilities to become the industry standard for EV charging,”Tang said.
In the field of electric vehicles, Tang is also well known for being a thought leader and creative developer. He has produced several technical industry articles and is an inventor or co-inventor on 99 US patents that have been awarded, in addition to many that are pending and overseas patents. He helped create and advance twin motor all-wheel drive technology while working at Tesla Motors, where he was in charge of designing and integrating industry-leading electric motors. Power electronics, electric power systems, electric cars, battery technologies, artificial intelligence, and control systems are some of his technological specialties.
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