Dr. Peng Zhou is the founder and chairman of SinoElectric Powertrain Corporation, a venture backed company that is serving as a full service tier-one supplier of electric powertrain for Chinese automotives OEMs. Dr. Zhou served as Director of R&D and powertrain chief engineer at Tesla Motors before founding SinoElectric Powertrain. He led the development of 1.5 powertrain for Tesla Roadster and was responsible for the newly unveiled Tesla Model S powertrain. At Tesla Motors, Dr. Zhou’s team also collaborated with Daimler that led to the all-electric SMART powered by Tesla battery packs. Prior to Tesla Motors, Dr. Zhou spent his careers in various silicon valley startup companies, including COOLIGY (acquired by Emerson in 2005) and High Speed Solutions (acquired by Intel in 2002). Dr. Zhou holds a PhD from Stanford University and MS and BS from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).