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KLD Energy Snags Scientist From Tesla Motors

Austin-based KLD Energy Technologies, a developer of high performance electric motors for the electric vehicle market, said today that it has snagged Rob Ferber, the former Science Director at high profile Silicon Valley electric car startup Tesla Motors, as its Chief Technology Officer. The firm said it will open an office in San Jose as part of its hiring of Ferber. Ferber has also served at AC Propulsion. KLD said that Ferber was responsible for Tesla's development of lithium battery packs.