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Chevrolet, Toyota Exec Jim Perkins Dies at 83

December 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Jim Perkins, a sales and marketing titan for the Buick, Chevrolet, Lexus and Toyota brands, died Friday at age 83.

Tesla Board Gains Larry Ellison, Walgreens HR Exec

December 28, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Tesla Inc.’s board has added Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, the head of human resources for Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Reports Link Saudi Businessman to Ghosn Allegations

December 28, 2018 at 2:43 AM

The Saudi businessman believed to have helped former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn resolve personal financial losses reportedly is Khaled Al-Juffali, vice chairman of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

Musk: Pedophile Claim Was Just an “Imaginative Attack”

December 28, 2018 at 2:15 AM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says a defamation lawsuit filed against him in California for suggesting that a rescue worker in Thailand was a pedophile should be tossed out because no reasonable person would take the claim seriously.

Ghosn Aide Kelly Freed on Bond

December 25, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Greg Kelly, the Nissan Motor Co. board member arrested with ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Nov. 19, was released on bond on Christmas Day.

Report: Saudi Associate Gave Ghosn a $27 Million Credit Guarantee

December 24, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn reportedly received a 3 billion-yen ($27.2 million) loan guarantee from a Saudi acquaintance in 2009.

Ghosn Aide Could Be Granted Bail Tomorrow

December 24, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Greg Kelly—the Nissan Motor Co. board member jailed last month along with ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn—could be freed on bail as soon as Christmas Day, according to media reports.

Ghosn Re-Arrested in Japan

December 21, 2018 at 3:05 AM

Prosecutors in Japan re-arrested former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn earlier today, ending his hope of being released on bail this weekend.

Opel Names Cobo as Production Chief

December 20, 2018 at 10:24 AM

PSA Group’s Opel/Vauxhall unit has appointed Antonio Cobo as vice president of manufacturing and supply chain, effective Jan. 1.

Former GM Exec to Lead Hennessey’s Quest for Speed Record

December 20, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Houston-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering has tapped former General Motors Co. engineering executive John Heinricy to take over the development of the company’s ultra-fast Venom F5 hypercar.

UPDATE: Court Says “No” to More Jail Time for Ghosn

December 20, 2018 at 2:47 AM

A court in Tokyo ruled earlier today against extending the jail time for ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained since Nov. 19.

Tesla Sales Exec Quits to Join Airbnb

December 19, 2018 at 8:42 AM

Dan Kim, who had been Tesla Inc.’s senior director of global sales and marketing, has left the carmaker to become a director for home-sharing startup Airbnb Inc.