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BMW company veteran Joachim Post will head the automaker’s purchasing and supplier network division. Post, 50, will take up the position on Jan 1, succeeding Andreas Wendt, 63, BMW said in a statement on Wednesday. Post, who has a doctorate in mechanical engineering, has been with BMW Group since 2002. He is currently head of
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Manufacturing is Michael Spode, who is plant manager at Dana Gyor Driveline and a board member at Dana Hungary. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners
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Jaguar Land Rover has settled patent fights it lodged against Volkswagen Group and its brands over a feature used in luxury SUVs that simplifies off-road driving for affluent but inexperienced drivers. The agreements resolve litigation in Germany and the U.S., but other terms of the deals weren’t disclosed in filings with courts in New Jersey,
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OXFORD, England — Brands including Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz are turning to startups such as the Daimler-owned electric motor company YASA for expertise and technology in solving the unique challenges of electrifying supercars. Speed has always been paramount for supercar makers, and now they are racing to go electric before climate policy bans their combustion engines
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Human Resources is Nicola Johnson, head of people development, engagement and transformation at Bentley. For her full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6.
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BMW plans to build all its future cars on a single, electric-focused platform. The automaker showed its ideas for sustainable, premium transportation with its iVision Circular concept car. Development chief, Frank Weber, talked about these topics and more during a roundtable at the IAA Munich auto show that included Automotive News Europe Associate Publisher and
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BERLIN — Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz said it will take a 33 percent stake in battery cell manufacturer Automotive Cells Company (ACC) alongside the project’s original founders Stellantis and TotalEnergies. The purpose of the partnership is to develop cells and battery modules and “help ensure that Europe remains at the heart of the auto industry — even
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German flying taxi startup Volocopter will sell 150 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to its joint venture with a unit of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Volocopter, which counts Daimler, BlackRock and Intel Capital as some of its investors, said it expects the partnership to bring the air taxis to China within
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Entrepreneur is REE Automotive Co-founder and CEO Daniel Barel. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6. To see the ceremony, click
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Engineering is Stefan Fischer, director of R&D vehicle motion at Bentley. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6. To see the
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U.S. auto retail giant AutoNation named Stellantis executive Mike Manley as its next CEO to replace the outgoing Mike Jackson. The moves are effective Nov. 1, when Jackson, 72, will retire from his post as well as the company’s board, the nation’s largest new-vehicle retailer said. Manley, 57, had been CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Electrification is Timothy D’Herde, head of powertrain 2 and fuel cell business R&D at Toyota Europe. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on
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WASHINGTON — U.S. auto safety investigators have opened a new probe into 30 million vehicles built by nearly two dozen automakers with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, a government document seen by Reuters on Sunday showed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday opened an engineering analysis into an estimated 30 million U.S. vehicles
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for eCommerce is Myriam Verges, who is global head of e-commerce at Stellantis. For her full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6. To see
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Valeo has given the clearest indication yet it intends to buy out partner Siemens from their electric-car components venture to counter a declining combustion-engine business. Siemens “entered this joint venture with the plan to eventually sell and we to buy,” Christophe Perillat, Valeo’s incoming CEO, told Bloomberg News on the sidelines of a Munich auto
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Digital is Daniele De Leonardis, who is customer management officer for Italy at Stellantis. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on Sept. 6.
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LONDON — Electric truck startup Volta Trucks said on Thursday it has raised 37 million euros ($43.7 million) in its latest funding round led by hedge fund Luxor Capital and including an investment by Volta’s battery supplier, Proterra. The latest funding brings Volta’s total raised to 60 million euros. Luxor also invested in the previous
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Digital is Diana Banozic, who is vice president product creation and industrial digital at Volvo Cars. For her full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners were honored on
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