Tesla's vice president of vehicle engineering, Chris Porritt has been hired by Apple, based on Electrek. This comes four months after the head of Apple's rumored electric car job, Steve Zadesky, apparently left the firm.
Porritt was seemingly quite close with Elon Musk, and spent a little under 36 months at Tesla. After spending 16 years at Aston Martin he was hired. There, he manage jobs like Aston Martin's One77 supercar, along with the creation of the VH platform of Aston Martin automobiles, which contained V12 Vantage and the DB9.
Porritt could function as the second worker poached from Tesla's engineering section this week — only yesterday, the self-driving technology startup Comma.ai hired Riccardo Biasinito to work with sovereign applications integration. Obviously, the electric and self-driving car industries have turned out to be insular in their infancy that these poachings occur frequently. Tesla has been proven to hire Apple workers in the same manner that Apple is eager to require the ability of Tesla.
Apple declined to comment, and e-mail to Tesla went unanswered. Porritt's LinkedIn profile shows Tesla as his company.