Founded in January 2016 in Santa Clara, California, SF Motors creates electric vehicles with the latest technology from Silicon Valley, combined with wholly-owned and operated manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and China.
SF Motors revealed the SF5 and SF7 crossover SUVs in early 2018 and began trial production in its advanced vehicle production facility in China that same year. Through a global network of engineering and R&D centers in the U.S., China, and Japan, and with more than 1,000 employees worldwide, SF Motors independently develops a range of motor types, battery systems, and intelligent driving technologies.
The company is also committed to accelerating, empowering, and uniting the EV industry by sharing electric and intelligent technologies with local and global partners.
Chief Technology Officer
Yifan Tang is the Chief Technology Officer at SF Motors, overseeing global teams working on technology development and product engineering. As the General Manager of the R&D Center at SF Motors and Managing Director of SF Motors Japan, he is responsible for the development of electric powertrains, battery technology and intelligent driving vehicles.
Prior to joining SF Motors, he led the development of electric powertrains and electric vehicles or aircrafts at Tesla, Lucid Motors and Facebook. He has also held roles at IBM and Trimble Navigation in Silicon Valley. Yifan’s technical background includes power electronics, battery systems, electric machines, embedded control and artificial intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University