Future Mobility, an electric vehicles startup backed by Tencent Holdings, is making three top acquisitions from BMW. Dirk Abendroth, Benoit Jacob and Henrik Wenders will join Future Mobility Corp. as vice presidents of software and connectivity, design, and marketing, respectively, according to the people, who declined to be identified before the information is made public. The executives will join Carsten Breitfeld, the former project manager for BMW’s i8 plug-in sports car hired to be Future Mobility’s chief executive officer.
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Michael Rebstock, a spokesman for BMW, declined to comment for Bloomberg, but Abendroth and Wenders said in emails that that they’re joining Future Mobility, while Benoit didn’t immediately reply.
Future Mobility plans to create a “premium brand with Chinese roots and a global reach.”