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Hyundai’s R&D Chiefs Offer to Resign

December 11, 2018 at 12:20 PM

The two vice chairmen who oversee research and development at Hyundai Motor Group have offered to resign, sources tell Reuters.

Ghosn, Nissan Skirmish Over Access to Brazilian Apartment

December 11, 2018 at 12:49 AM

Nissan Motor Co. and ex-Chairman Carlo Ghosn have been fighting over access to an apartment in Rio die Janeiro that the company claims may contain evidence of his financial wrongdoing.

Ford Names New Chief of Product Development

December 11, 2018 at 12:16 AM

Ford Motor Co. has chosen Trevor Worthington to head its global product development operations and vehicle programs, effective immediately.

BMW Names New Boss for Autonomous-Vehicle Development

December 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG has appointed Alejandro Vukotich as senior vice president of its driver assistance and autonomous-driving development group, effective Jan. 1.

Ghosn, Kelly and Nissan Indicted in Japan

December 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, board member Greg Kelly and the company itself for grossly understanding Ghosn’s compensation for five years.

VW Denies Chairman Should Have Reported Diesel Cheating Earlier

December 10, 2018 at 1:53 AM

Volkswagen AG denies that Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch should have told investors about the company’s diesel emission cheating three months before the fact became public.

Report: Ghosn Sought to Oust Nissan CEO Saikawa

December 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested days before attempting a management shakeup that included removing CEO Hiroto Saikawa, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Camaro Engineering Chief Moves to GM’s EV Team

December 07, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Al Oppenheiser, who has been the chief engineer for the Chevrolet Camaro since 2007, is moving to General Motors Co.’s electric vehicle team.

Renault Report on Ghosn’s Pay Due Next Week?

December 07, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Renault SA may be ready by the end of next week to reveal the results of an internal investigation into compensation paid to Chairman CEO Carlos Ghosn, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Ford Launches Restructuring Plan in Europe

December 07, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Ford Motor Co. has begun its overhaul of European operations with a new org chart, bevy of executive appointments and a goal of dropping unprofitable models.

Tesla Hires New General Counsel

December 07, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Tesla Inc. has named Dane Butswinkas, a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in both criminal and civil cases, to succeed Todd Maron as the company’s general counsel.

Report: Ghosn to Be Indicted Next Week

December 07, 2018 at 2:48 AM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn will be indicted for grossly underreporting his compensation as soon as Monday, sources tell Reuters.