Tag: career

Feb 3, 2023 - 04:08 pm

Volvo Cars hires new head of design

Volvo Cars has hired a new head of design with Jeremy Offer joining Volvo from British electric vehicle developer Arrival and will take over as Global Head of Design from 1 May 2023, succeeding Robin Page.

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Feb 2, 2023 - 04:17 pm

Rivian prepares to lay off 6% of workforce

US electric car startup Rivian is apparently planning more job cuts. Rivian plans to lay off six per cent of its workforce to cut its ongoing costs, according to a leaked email from CEO R.J. Scaringe to employees.

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Feb 1, 2023 - 05:22 pm

Xpeng brings on new president to improve sales

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has strengthened its team with an experienced automotive manager. Fengying Wang joined Xpeng as president on January 30, where she will be responsible for product planning and sales, which have been flagging recently.

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Jan 27, 2023 - 01:25 pm

StreetScooter successor B-ON hires Hofmann as COO

The StreetScooter successor company B-ON has appointed Jörg Hofmann as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Hofmann will be responsible for the development and scaling of the existing vehicle production on a global level.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:57 pm

Fabrice Cambolive to take over as CEO at Renault

On 1 February 2023, Fabrice Cambolive will assume responsibility as CEO of the Renault brand. Until now, Renault Group CEO Luca de Meo has also headed the brand. Cambolive’s main task will be to organise the upcoming EV offensive.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 12:36 pm

Koji Sato to take over as new Toyota CEO

Toyota has announced a change at the top of the group. Koji Sato, previously president of the Lexus brand and the motorsport subsidiary Gazoo Racing, will become Toyota’s new president and CEO on 1 April 2023, replacing Akio Toyoda in this role.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 11:57 am

VW to replace head of design unit

The Volkswagen brand is on the brink of announcing a new head of design. According to German media, head designer Jozef Kaban will be replaced by Andreas Mindt on the 01 February, back from his post at Bentley. This was indicated by the new board of directors.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 12:24 pm

Mercedes announces changes in management

Mercedes-Benz has announced various new appointments in top management, affecting Level 1 below the Group Board of Management. Among others, Christoph Starzynski, currently Head of Development Electric Drive, will assume responsibility for the overall vehicle development of all Mercedes-Benz passenger car series as of 1 July 2023.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 01:54 pm

Change in management at Solaris

Javier Iriarte has been the new CEO of Solaris since the turn of the year. Iriarte takes over the CEO position at Solaris from Javier Calleja, who decided to leave Solaris for personal reasons.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 12:45 pm

Tom Zhu to take over as CEO for Tesla

Tom Zhu appears set to become Tesla’s most influential manager after CEO Elon Musk. In addition to his role as China boss and highest-ranking manager for Tesla’s sales in the rest of Asia, Zhu will be given additional responsibilities in North America and Europe.

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Dec 21, 2022 - 11:54 am

Hyzon Motors takes full ownership of EU business

The globally operating US-registered fuel cell truck manufacturer Hyzon Motors is taking full control of its European business. The move was foreshadowed when it became clear that Hyzon was increasingly dissatisfied with the situation with its joint venture partner.

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Dec 20, 2022 - 04:25 pm

Volkswagen reorganises purchasing management

Volkswagen has announced that at the turn of the year it will reorganise its purchasing department at the Group level, as well as reorganising purchasing at its VW Passenger Cars and MAN Truck & Bus brands. Dirk Große-Loheide will take over Group Purchasing with effect from 1 January 2023.

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Dec 15, 2022 - 02:04 pm

VW is reorganizing Quality and Design departments

In the course of the change towards electromobility and digitalisation, the VW Group has announced that it will reorganise the cross-brand functions of quality and design. The aim is to link up more closely with the main brands Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi and Porsche in order to ensure a consistent focus on the needs of […]

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Dec 12, 2022 - 05:42 pm

Renault’s Mobilize division swaps out CEO

The founding head of Renault’s mobility division Mobilize, Clotilde Delbos, is leaving the company at the end of the year. Her successor as CEO will be former VW and Bosch manager Fedra Ribeiro, currently Chief Operating Officer of Mobilize.

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Dec 7, 2022 - 02:40 pm

Volvo rehires former Tesla manager as head of R&D

Anders Bell will lead Volvo Cars’ research and development from 16 December 2022. Bell has almost 25 years of experience in the automotive industry: in addition to his many years at Volvo Cars, he most recently worked for Tesla for six years.

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Dec 6, 2022 - 04:21 pm

Solid Power CEO Douglas Campbell to leave the company

Solid Power, the US solid-state battery specialist backed by Ford and BMW, among others, is looking for a new CEO. As the company announced, Douglas Campbell will retire from his functions as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

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Dec 1, 2022 - 12:35 pm

Valmet kicks off production of the Lightyear 0

Valmet Automotive has started series production of the Lightyear 0 long-distance solar car at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Initially, however, only one unit per week will be produced. Production is to be gradually ramped up in the first quarter of 2023.

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Nov 29, 2022 - 12:53 pm

Faraday fires their CEO Carsten Breitfeld

The struggling Californian electric car start-up Faraday Future has removed Carsten Breitfeld as CEO of the company. His successor has already been appointed internally. However, the tasks for the new CEO will not be easy, according to the latest publications.

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Nov 23, 2022 - 06:09 pm

Mathew Qui becomes new Aiways CEO

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Aiways has made changes to key management positions. Matthew Qiu, the current Chief Production Officer, will become the new CEO of Aiways, replacing Charlie (Yang) Zhang in this role.

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Nov 17, 2022 - 01:30 pm

Nissan with new customer care initiative at LA Auto Show

Nissan USA has announced plans to make switching to an electric vehicle simpler with the launch of their new customer care initiative ‘EV Carefree+’ at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The initiative provides Nissan Ariya and Leaf buyers with an all-inclusive package, including charging and maintenance benefits.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 02:34 pm

Benteler sets up ‘Holon’ subsidiary for autonomous shuttles

The German supplier Benteler has announced that it will rename its business unit ‘Benteler EV Systems’ in ‘Holon’. The unit had only been spun off at the end of 2021 to bundle and push the business with autonomous electric shuttles – the first vehicle is to celebrate its premiere at CES 2023.

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Oct 5, 2022 - 12:36 pm

Torqeedo appoints Fabian Bez as new CEO

Deutz has completed the reorganization of the management team at Torqeedo. On October 1, Fabian Bez took the helm for the maritime electric drive specialist, and will be supported by Heiko Vietmeier as commercial director as of November.

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Sep 22, 2022 - 12:02 pm

Bolloré hires ZF manager as new Head of eMobility

France’s Bolloré Group has appointed former ZF and Valeo manager Richard Bouveret as the new CEO of its battery and electric bus businesses. He has headed the Group’s eMobility activities, which include the Blue Solutions, Blue Storage and BlueBus subsidiaries, since 1 September.

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Sep 12, 2022 - 01:08 pm

Piëch Automotive announces management changes

The Swiss electric car startup Piëch Automotive has restructured its management. Manfred Fitzgerald and Tobias Moers will lead the company as Co-CEOs in the future – both managers have many years of experience in the automotive industry.

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Sep 6, 2022 - 12:05 pm

Journalist Wanted – Job as Freelance Writer for electrive.com

Sustainable mobility and eco news are thriving. Do you know your way around the industry, and would you like to help? Join our e-mobility specialist media outlet and become part of a team of journalists covering developments across the global electric transport industry every day.

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