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Musk Rants About Tesla Media Coverage, Labor Unions

May 24, 2018 at 5:24 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk used a series of tweets earlier this week to strike out at critics.

Tesla Hires Snapchat Engineer to Lead Autopilot Program

May 23, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Tesla Inc. has hired Stuart Bowers as vice president of engineering to work on the company’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving technology and other projects.

U.S. Pressures GAZ to Drop Deripaska Ties

May 23, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Russian carmaker OAO GAZ can avoid new U.S. economic sanctions only if oligarch Oleg Deripaska disposes of his ownership of the company through his Basic Element group, according to the U.S.

Lexus Names New Chief for U.S. Operations

May 22, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus brand has named David Christ, previously its vice president of sales, as general manager of U.S. automotive operations.

Senate Panel Delays Vote on Trump’s NHTSA Pick

May 22, 2018 at 1:12 AM

The nomination of Heidi King, President Donald Trumps choice to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears headed for trouble, The Detroit News reports.

Tesla Stockholders Urged to Install Independent Chairman

May 21, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Tesla Inc. should replace two of its board members and relieve CEO Elon Musk of his duties as chairman, proxy advisory giant Institutional Shareholder Service suggests.

Nissan’s Detroit-Born CFO Retires

May 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Joseph Peter, a native of Detroit, has retired at age 54 as chief financial officer for Nissan Motor Co.

Baidu Exec Transitions to Lesser Role

May 18, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Qi Lu is resigning from his position of president and chief operating officer at Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc., effective July 1.

Former Ford Exec Nair Named President of Multimatic Motorsports

May 18, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Raj Nair, the former head of Ford Motor Co.’s North American operations, has been hired as president and chief operating officer of Canada’s Multimatic Motorsports.

U.S. Sanctions on Russia Stall Porsche SE Board Assignment

May 15, 2018 at 4:59 PM

U.S. economic sanctions against Russia have interfered with plans by Porsche Automobil Holding SE to add GAZ Group Chairman Siegfried Wolf to its supervisory board.

Former VW Exec in Diesel Scandal Pleas for Release from Jail

May 15, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Wolfgang Hatz—a Volkswagen AG executive who was jailed last year for his suspected role in the company’s diesel cheating scandal—has petitioned Germany’s highest court to release him.

Former Tesla Exec Joins Used-Vehicle Leasing Startup

May 15, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Fair, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based subscription service for used vehicles, has hired ex-Tesla Inc. executive Diarmuid O'Connell as its chief strategy officer.