Tag: career

May 12, 2023 - 11:52 am

Pepper Motion realigns sales focus and management team

The German electric conversion company Pepper Motion has announced a readjustment of its sales strategy and a reorganisation of its leadership team. Whereas in the past, new bus and truck models were developed in advance, the company will, from now on, only do so after commissioning and an individual requirements analysis with the customer.

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May 11, 2023 - 02:04 pm

University of Michigan to open EV research centre

The University and state of Michigan have finalized a contract for a $130 million Electric Vehicle Center. The centre is designated to be focused on accelerating collaborative research and development, building a skilled workforce and creating a campus that supports both.

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May 9, 2023 - 11:27 am

PowerCo to nearly double staff numbers

Volkswagen’s battery subsidiary PowerCo is to employ almost twice as many people at the end of this year; up to 1,500 compared to the current 800. The company is also increasingly looking for suitable specialists in Asia.

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May 8, 2023 - 12:31 pm

VW to reorganize software subsidiary Cariad’s board

The Volkswagen Group will soon dismiss almost the entire board of its software subsidiary Cariad, which is struggling with problems. The new head of Cariad is to be Peter Bosch, currently head of production at the Group’s subsidiary Bentley.

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Mar 31, 2023 - 02:34 pm

Frank Mühlon says goodbye as ABB CEO

Frank Mühlon is no longer CEO of ABB E-Mobility. The manager is moving to the role of chief commercial officer (CCO) with immediate effect. Michael Halbherr will take over as interim CEO of ABB’s e-mobility division with its charging pillar business.

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Mar 30, 2023 - 12:40 pm

CATL appoints new CEO for Europe

Mathias Hüttenrauch has been CEO of the European business of the Chinese battery cell manufacturer CATL since March. This is a position that did not exist at the company before.

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Mar 29, 2023 - 11:30 am

Lucid Motors announces major layoffs in the USA

Electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors is firing around 18 per cent of its employees. As part of a restructuring plan, the US company wants to reduce its costs after going deep in the red in 2022. In addition, Lucid also has to recall some units of its Lucid Air.

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Mar 28, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Stellantis & US DoE announce Battery Workforce Challenge

Stellantis and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are calling on budding engineers at vocational schools and universities to enter the ‘Battery Workforce Challenge’ this fall. It is a three-year team engineering competition that includes other training.

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Mar 6, 2023 - 01:43 pm

Subaru is getting a new CEO

The Japanese carmaker Subaru is making some changes at the top. Atsushi Osaki will replace current Subaru CEO Tomomi Nakamura in June 2023. According to the carmaker, the change at the top comes as Subaru moves toward electrification.

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Mar 3, 2023 - 04:09 pm

Change in management at Mercedes Trucks

Rainer Müller-Finkeldei will take over responsibility for product development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks in May 2023. He will succeed Uwe Baake, who has contributed to product developments such as the GenH2 truck and the Mercedes-Benz eActros and is retiring as planned at the end of April.

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Mar 3, 2023 - 09:25 am

Lucid expands to Norway

US electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors appoints a new European head and opens its fourth European retail studio – its first in Norway. Lucid’s new Managing Director for Europe is Michael van der Sande, who will report directly to CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson and be based in Amsterdam at Lucid’s European headquarters.

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Feb 24, 2023 - 04:57 pm

Sono Motors has dropped the Sion

The Munich-based start-up Sono has decided to discontinue the Sion programme and not to pursue its own solar car project any further – the Sion is thus history before the first series production example. Instead, they will concentrate on the solar business for B2B customers.

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Feb 14, 2023 - 01:39 pm

Ford prepares for major layoffs in Europe

Ford has confirmed that it will cut around 3,800 jobs in Europe over the next three years, mainly in the area of product development. The Cologne site, as the European development centre, is particularly affected. According to Ford, the step is necessitated mainly by electromobility.

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Feb 7, 2023 - 08:39 am

Elke Temme steps down for personal reasons

Elke Temme, who leads the Charging and Energy business unit at VW, is stepping down for personal reasons. She will be taking a three-month sabbatical, after which she will be available to the Volkswagen Group part-time until the end of the year. Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America, will be taking over her […]

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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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