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Ex-Audi Chief Stadler Charged in Diesel Scandal

July 31, 2019 at 11:47 AM

Rupert Stadler, the former CEO of Audi AG, has been charged by prosecutors in Munich of covering up the company’s cheating on diesel emission certification tests.

Chinese Carmaker’s U.S. Unit Lands PR Veteran

July 31, 2019 at 9:53 AM

HAAH Automotive Holdings, the U.S. distributor for Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile International Co., has hired Chris Hosford to head its public relations.

Switzerland Joins Ghosn Investigation

July 30, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Prosecutors in Zurich have agreed to help Japan’s probe into alleged financial wrongdoing by Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

Lyft’s COO Quits

July 29, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Chief Operating Officer Jon McNeill is leaving ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. after 17 months on the job. Lyft plans to abolish the position.

Tesla's Top Tech Officer Steps Down

July 25, 2019 at 1:05 PM

J.B. Straubel, one of Tesla Inc.’s founding executives in 2003, has resigned as the carmaker’s chief technology officer.

Apple Poaches Another Tesla Engineer

July 23, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Apple Inc. has hired another executive from Tesla Inc., presumably to help with the company’s secretive Titan autonomous vehicle program, Bloomberg News reports.

AutoNation Replaces CEO after 4 Months

July 23, 2019 at 12:02 AM

AutoNation Inc. has replaced Carl Liebert, who took over as president and CEO in March, with Cheryl Miller, the company’s chief financial officer.

Ride-Hailing Drivers Protest in San Francisco

July 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

San Francisco-based drivers for ride-hailing rivals Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are conducting a work stoppage today to protest pay rates and other contract terms. 

BMW Names Zipse as New CEO

July 18, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Oliver Zipse has been named BMW AG’s new CEO, effective Aug. 16. His selection was widely expected.

Ghosn Sues Nissan, Mitsubishi for €17 Million

July 18, 2019 at 2:34 PM

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, has sued both companies for canceling his contract as head of the Dutch company that manages their joint operations.

Zetsche Faces Challenge to Daimler Chairmanship

July 18, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Former Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche faces opposition to becoming chairman from key investors who blame him for the company’s problems.

Kia Hires Former Mazda Marketing Exec

July 18, 2019 at 11:09 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has hired Russel Wager to head the company’s marketing efforts in the U.S., Marketing Daily reports.