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Fisker Hires Former Toyota, VW Manufacturing Exec as Advisor

April 08, 2019 at 2:44 PM

California-based Fisker Inc. has hired Don Jackson as a senior advisor to lead the company’s manufacturing strategy, including selecting a production site in the U.S.

Wallace Retires from the Center for Automotive Research

April 05, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Richard Wallace is retiring from the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Center for Automotive Research, where he most recently was vice president of transportation systems analysis.

Ghosn Remanded to Jail for at Least 10 Days

April 05, 2019 at 1:29 AM

A judge in Tokyo has agreed to return former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn to jail until at least April 10 so prosecutors can question him about new charges of financial wrongdoing.

Judge Asks Musk, SEC to Resolve Twitter Tiff

April 04, 2019 at 5:12 PM

A federal judge in New York City has given Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission two weeks to settle their dispute over Musk’s impulsive tweets about the electric car company.

Ghosn’s Attorney Decries Japan’s “Hostage Justice”

April 04, 2019 at 4:07 PM

The head of Carlos Ghosn’s defense team in Japan has blasted today’s re-arrest of the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman as “hostage justice.”

Ghosn Arrested Again in Japan

April 04, 2019 at 12:34 AM

Prosecutors in Japan have arrested Carlos Ghosn—the former Chairman of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors—on new charges of financial wrongdoing.

Trump Nominee for NHTSA Chief Heads for Senate Approval

April 03, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Heidi King’s nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is heading for expected confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Lawyers Request Separate Trial for Ghosn

April 03, 2019 at 12:17 AM

Attorneys who represent former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn assert he must be tried separately from Nissan on charges of financial wrongdoing.

BMW Names New CEO for S. Korean Unit

April 02, 2019 at 2:46 AM

BMW AG has promoted Han Sang-yun from president to CEO of its South Korean business unit.

Renault Alerts Prosecutors About Ghosn Payments in Oman

April 02, 2019 at 1:56 AM

Renault SA has advised prosecutors in France of possible misuse of funds by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to pay a Renault-Nissan alliance distributor in Oman, sources tell Reuters.

Apple Hires Former Tesla Powertrain Chief

April 01, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Apple Inc. has hired Michael Schwekutsch, who left Tesla Inc. last month, as senior director of engineering for the company’s secretive Project Titan autonomous car program.

BMW, Rolls-Royce Get New Design Leaders

April 01, 2019 at 2:39 AM

BMW AG’s Rolls-Royce ultra-luxury brand has appointed Jozef Kaban as design chief, effective today.