Telsa has lost another key executive as part of the recent spate of management departures.

Director of battery technology Kurt Ketly, who joined the business in 2006, has left following the introduction of the Model 3 electric car.

One of the longest standing executives, Kelty had been with Panasonic, Tesla's partner on its battery gigafactory, for 14 years.

In a Reuter report, an email statement read, "we can confirm that Kurt Kelty has left the company to explore new opportunities and we want to thank him for everything he’s done for Tesla,” the company said in an emailed statement Tuesday, noting that his responsibilities will be “distributed among Tesla’s existing teams.”

The news also follows the recent announcement by CEO Elon Musk who committed to creating the largest lithium-ion battery in the world, set to be developed in Adelaide.

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