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Panasonic Hires Former Tesla Battery Expert

October 09, 2019 at 12:55 AM

Panasonic Corp. has hired Celina Mikolajczak, a former lithium-ion battery expert at Tesla Inc., as vice president of battery technology, Bloomberg News reports.

People

Reports: Renault Will Replace CEO Bollore

October 08, 2019 at 5:48 PM

Renault SA board may consider a replacement for CEO Thierry Bollore at its next meeting on Oct. 18, according to French media reports.

Business

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

October 08, 2019 at 5:25 PM

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Economics

NADA Urges Congress to Ratify USMCA

October 08, 2019 at 4:42 PM

The U.S. Congress should quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to avoid disrupting the North American auto industry, the country’s car dealer group says.

Mobility

Waymo Puts L.A. on the Robo Map

October 08, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car is mapping high-traffic areas of Los Angeles to help determine if the city would be conducive for future robo-taxi applications.

Economics

IMF: Global Economy Faces “Synchronized” Drop

October 08, 2019 at 3:11 PM

The world’s economy is in a “synchronized slowdown,” says Kristalina Georgieva, new head of the International Monetary Fund.

New Product

Time Nearing for First Lambo EV?

October 08, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is mulling an all-electric powertrain for the 2+2 grand tourer it aims to launch in about five years.

New Product

Chevy Colorado Pickup Gets New Look

October 08, 2019 at 12:43 PM

General Motors Co. is giving its Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck more distinctive styling for the 2021 model year.

People

Pininfarina Taps Ex-Tesla Exec as Sales Chief

October 08, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Luxury electric vehicle maker Automobili Pininfarina has appointed Jochen Rudat as its chief sales officer.

People

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

October 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

EV-Hybrid

Startup Readies Modular Electric Trucks

October 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Neuron Corp., a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, plans to unveil a range of trucks at next month’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

People

Nissan Names New Leadership Team

October 08, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s board has chosen Makoto Uchida, a senior vice president and former head of the company’s China operations, to take over as CEO.