A breakthrough electric vehicle ecosystem.

Paul Leibold & Peter Naumann

"We dream of changing the world – a world where everyone has access to an electric vehicle."
Paul Leibold, CEO (left) and Peter Naumann, ACM vehicle designer

Purpose and mission.

Find out what drives us.

Our mission is to provide universal access to affordable electric vehicles in cities across the world.
Thereby, we want to address the issue of climate change and overall improvement of quality of life.

This is achieved by the best German engineering, designing the most versatile vehicle with the lowest possible cost that does not require any fast charging infrastructure.

What does it take to realise the mission?

EV ecosystem

A unique EV ecosystem which helps to reduce the total cost of ownership as well as creating new sources of income for fleet owners through:

  • A simple multi-purpose city fleet electric vehicle
  • Fleet platform for B2B pool-sharing
  • EV charging solutions with existing infrastructure / without fast chargers

Network economy approach

ACM brings together the strongest industry players in e-mobility under a network economy approach, including:

  • MHP – A Porsche Company (EV platform partner)
  • World leading production partner
  • Experienced and lean ACM team with strong backgrounds in automotive and mobility

For more information, have a look at our investor information:
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A promising approach.

Many investors have joined our journey, seeing great potential in the ACM solution.

Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann,
former CEO of Opel and Investor of ACM

"At some point, you reach a stage in vehicle development and production where it doesn't get any cheaper, no matter how much extra effort you put in. The total cost of ownership, also known as TCO, can only be further reduced for fleet operators and thus ultimately for the end customer, if additional services and new revenue streams are developed. ACM achieves this by intelligently connecting the EV vehicle fleet."

ONE team. ONE vision.

We have a multidisciplinary and diverse team of talented leaders.

Paul Leibold

Chief Executive Officer


  • 23 years of experience in the mobility sector
  • Previous experiences as mobility manager at BMW & MINI, strategy consultant at GFT (Mercedes) and manager at several mobility startups
  • Obtained his Industrial Engineering degree from FH Esslingen

Rainer Kühlwein

Chief Production Officer

Supply chain management

  • More than 25 years of experience in the automotive production and IT consulting sectors
  • Previous experiences at MHP – A Porsche Company, Volkswagen and BAC
  • Graduated from the University of Stuttgart

Rajarshi Sahai

Chief Business Officer

Fleet network management

  • 15 years of experience in urban planning and sustainable transportation
  • Previously general manager at Ofo India, APAC
  • Has a Business Administration and Urban Planning degree and graduated from London School of Economics and Indian School of Business

Olaf Bergner

Chief Financial Officer

Corporate finance

  • 24 years of experience in corporate finance
  • Held previous CFO roles at Ventusolar Global Capital, Ballroom International and ARBOmedia
  • Graduated from the Munich University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Peter Naumann

Head of Design

Prototype and vehicle design

  • 28 years of experience in automotive design
  • Founder of Naumann-Design and designer for BMW (C1), Audi and Airbus
  • Obtained his Industrial Design bachelor's degree from FH Offenbach and master's degree from Royal College of Art London

Tilo Hanneforth

Head of Vehicle

Vehicle development

  • More than 25 years of experience in automotive development
  • Previously managing director of ET Parts, which was acquired by Hörmann Automotive
  • Graduated from Technical University of Dresden

Jessica Peter

Head of Marketing & Events

Marketing and events

  • More than 10 years of experience in marketing and events
  • Founded multiple marketing and event agencies in the past
  • Graduated from Hochschule Kempten, University of Applied Sciences

Swagat Chopra

Chief Technology Officer

Head of innovation and technical development

  • More than 10 years of experience in development of emobility & connectivity
  • Previously co-founded an emobility startup, and lead product development at TTTech Auto and Qualcomm
  • Obtained his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from TU Delft and executive MBA from HEC Paris

Dr. Thomas Roche

Head of Energy

New energy business models

  • 10 years of experience in the energy sector
  • Previously, project leader with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in its Energy Practice Area, and subsequently operational roles at a German hydropower OEM
  • Obtained his PhD and master’s degree in Mathematics from TU Munich

Micha Burkhardt

Senior Professional Visual Design

UI/UX design and branding

  • More than 5 years of experience in UI/UX design and branding
  • Previously worked on fleet management, car sharing and car rental solutions for BMW Group, Volkswagen & Audi Partner Services, and Telekom Mobility Solutions
  • Graduated from the Munich University of Applied Sciences

Our success story.

Take a glimpse into the evolution of ACM.

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ACM builds up on many years of research excellence.

Co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi),
6 vehicle prototypes and a surrounding vehicle ecosystem were developed and tested.

ACM History

In 2015, ACM was designated as e-mobility "Lighthouse project" of the German Government,
and in 2017, it was awarded as "Best German mobility startup" in India.

In October 2020, the final vehicle design was presented.
Now, we are ready for series production.

For more information, visit our former research project page:
ACM Research