Polestar has named Lutz Stiegler its new chief technology officer.
He starts Dec. 1, replacing Joerg Brandscheid, who will leave the company.
Stiegler, 56, has more than 25 years of experience in technology development in the automotive industry.
He has spent the last 10 years with Volvo. His current role is head of electric propulsion, responsible for the product development for all software and hardware used in Volvo's electric powertrains. This includes the batteries, charging components and power electronics.
Prior to that, Stiegler spent nearly two decades at the German engineering specialist IAV, where his last role was vice president of powertrain development.
"Performance and innovation are key ingredients in Polestar's cars," Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a statement. "Lutz will lead the development of these characteristics with his excellent expertise in BEV technology and deep knowledge of e-powertrains."
Before joining Polestar in 2021, Brandscheid held top-level roles in engineering and electronics at automotive suppliers Hella and Continental as well as the Chinese automaker Chery.