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Jailed Audi CEO Stadler Asks Court to Release Him

July 19, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has petitioned a Munich court to release him from jail on charges of impeding an probe into the company’s diesel emission cheating.

Former Mercedes Exec Joins Online Car-Shopping Firm

July 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Online car-shopping and financing service AutoGravity Corp. has hired former Mercedes-Benz executive Alex Mallmann to be its new president and CEO.

Tesla’s Musk Unleashes Another Twitter Tirade

July 17, 2018 at 1:23 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has branded as a pedophile one of the divers who rescued a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand.

Former Nissan U.S. Chief Dies

July 13, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Tom Mignanelli, who headed Nissan Motor Co.’s U.S. sales unit in the early 1990s, died late last month at the age of 73.

Uber’s HR Chief Quits

July 11, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Liane Hornsey, who has headed human resources at ride-hailing service Uber Inc. since January 2017, has abruptly quit.

Sedran to Head VW’s Commercial Vehicles Unit

July 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Thomas Sedran, Volkswagen AG’s head of group strategy, has been chosen to run the carmaker’s commercial vehicles division, effective Sept. 1.

Polestar Names Hembrough to Lead U.S. Operations

July 10, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Gregor Hembrough has been appointed to head the U.S. operations of Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar performance unit.

Report: Former ZF CEO to Join Volkswagen

July 09, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Stefan Sommer, who was ousted as CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG last December, reportedly will join Volkswagen AG as the company’s purchasing chief.

Mexico’s New President Backs NAFTA Talks

July 09, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Mexico President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will support the government’s current trade position in its trilateral NAFTA talks with Canada and the U.S.

Pruitt Resigns as Head of EPA

July 05, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency amid more than a dozen investigations into claims of ethical lapses, violations of spending laws and the misuse of his staff.

Borgward Names Koehn as CEO

June 29, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Germany boutique carmaker Borgward Group AG has appointed Philip Koehn to take over as CEO on July 1.

Bosch Names New Mobility, Digital Chiefs

June 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has appointed Stefan Hartung to take over as chairman of its mobility operations on Jan. 1.