Elaphe adds to its board a person instrumental to the rise of modern e-mobility – Ex-Tesla Board Member and Daimler VP; Prof. Dr. Ing. Herbert Kohler.

Dr. Kohler will be joining Elaphe’s advisory board to focus on Elaphe’s business development, market positioning, and supporting activities with the growing OEM business.

By introducing the professor as a member of their advisory board, Elaphe has made an additional step towards solidifying its leading position in distributed-drive technology.

As Gorazd Lampic, Elaphe CEO stated;

»Elaphe is honored to welcome to our team such a revolutionary contributor to the global e-mobility movement«.


Prof. Herbert Kohler started his career at Daimler as a Ph.D. student, worked his way up the ranks through production, engineering, and marketing and sales to senior management of the Daimler group. In 2000, Dr. Kohler took over Body and Powertrain Research as Vice President of the division.

In 2006, he was appointed as head of Daimler’s Group Research & Advanced Engineering – Vehicle and Powertrain.

For five years, starting May 2009, Prof. Kohler served as a Director of Tesla Motors, Inc., helping to bring electric propulsion to the mass market. At the pinnacle of his active career at Daimler, he was responsible for Research and Advanced Engineering of the entire Daimler group.

Today, prof. dr. Kohler works for several national and international think tanks in the field of mobility and devotes his time to the students of Stuttgart University as a professor and mentor.


See full Press Release – here.