Next.e.GO Mobile, the independent German maker of urban electric vehicles, named Martin Klein as its new CEO, taking up the role today.

Klein has 30 years of experience with OEMs and components suppliers. He spent 25 years with Daimler where he held several executive positions in Germany and the US. He has also run suppliers including Recaro Automotive Seating.

Ali Vezvaei, Next.e.go chairman, said: “Klein brings a wealth of experience to help the team accelerate progress and growth.

“I believe Next.e.go is uniquely positioned to capitalise on the changing mobility environment, leveraging its innovative and cost effective technology,” said Klein.