David Twohig

Chief Vehicle Engineer


Mr. David Twohig is a seasoned automotive engineering executive with over 25 years of international experience in automotive design and development. He has developed strong leadership and accumulated solid technical know-how and engineering capability.

At BYTON, he serves as Chief Vehicle Engineer, focusing on the core automotive engineering disciplines of body structures, body equipment, chassis, and thermal management, as well as ensuring that the different engineering disciplines co-operate smoothly to ensure that BYTON’s future products have a consistent engineering philosophy.

Before joining BYTON, Mr. Twohig was Chief Engineer at Alpine, and Head of Vehicle Engineering at Renault Sport. Through his leadership and team efforts, he successfully developed a truly groundbreaking sports car – the new Alpine A110, that spearheads the rebirth of the Alpine brand, and has even been favorably compared with established segment leaders like the Porsche Cayman. For these efforts, Mr. Twohig was named Engineer of the Year by Autocar Magazine in 2018. Prior to Alpine and Renault Sport, from 2009 to 2013 David led the engineering team responsible for the Renault ZOE as the key pillar of Renault’s ambitious Zero Emissions program, and currently Europe’s best-selling BEV. He also steered the development of the first generation Nissan Qashqai, a highly profitable model for Nissan, launching the dominant compact SUV segment in Europe.

Mr. Twohig is proud to have won Autocar UK’s Engineer of the Year or ‘Mundy’ Award in 2018, for his achievements at Nissan, Renault, and Alpine.

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