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BMW CEO Krueger Won’t Seek Second Term

July 05, 2019 at 6:56 AM

Harald Krueger, who took over as CEO at BMW AG in 2015, won’t seek another term because he wants to “pursue new professional endeavors.”

VW Names Ex-BMW, Volvo Exec to Head R&D in China

July 05, 2019 at 5:12 AM

Volkswagen AG has hired Thomas Mueller to integrate and head the group’s product development in China. He began his new job on July 1.

Police Search Renault HQ in Ghosn Probe

July 03, 2019 at 10:34 AM

French police searched Renault SA’s headquarters outside Paris earlier today as part of an investigation into possible misuse of company funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Two More Tesla Executives Quit

July 03, 2019 at 2:15 AM

Two more senior executives at Tesla Inc., who headed engineering and directed European operations, reportedly have left the company.

Auto Industry Legend Lee Iacocca Dies at Age 94

July 03, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Lee Iacocca, the bigger-than-life auto industry executive credited for championing the Ford Mustang and later leading Chrysler through near-bankruptcy, is dead at age 94.

Tesla’s Ex-Production Chief Lands at Lucid Motors

July 02, 2019 at 12:18 AM

Peter Hochholdinger, former head of production at Tesla Inc., has been named vice president of manufacturing at electric car startup Lucid Motors Inc.

Ghosn Announces, Then Cancels, Press Conference

June 28, 2019 at 10:40 AM

Carlos Ghosn, awaiting trial in Japan on charges of financial crimes at Nissan Motor Co., suddenly called a press conference today and then canceled it a few hours later.

GM Shuffles Product Development Execs

June 27, 2019 at 3:41 PM

General Motors Co. has made several changes to the company’s product development leadership team, Automotive News reports.

EPA Exec Wehrum Resigns

June 27, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Bill Wehrum, who has headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality department, resigned yesterday amid allegations of ethics violations.

Nissan Cuts Compensation for Ghosn, Saikawa

June 27, 2019 at 3:10 AM

Nissan Motor Co. paid then-Chairman Carlos Ghosn 1.65 billion yen ($15.3 million) in the fiscal year ended March 2018, down 42% from the previous year.

Kia’s U.S. Marketing Chief Resigns

June 26, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Saad Chehab, who has been vice president of marketing communications for Kia Motors Corp.’s U.S. operations for two years, has left the company.

Report: Tesla’s Production Chief Quits

June 26, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Peter Hochholdinger, who has headed production at Tesla Inc. since hiring on in 2016, has left the company, according to the online publication Electrek.