Tag: career

Oct 31, 2019 - 01:37 pm

PSA and Fiat Chrysler agree on merger

PSA and Fiat Chrysler have agreed on a merger. However, the details are still open, as the agreement is to be worked out in the coming weeks. It is also open what this means for electric mobility in the new company.

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Oct 29, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Navistar founds startup for electric buses and trucks

The US commercial vehicle manufacturer Navistar is founding its business unit for EVs under the name of Next eMobility Solutions. The aim is to offer electric school buses from the end of 2020 and medium-weight e-trucks from the beginning of 2021.

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Oct 22, 2019 - 02:50 pm

Lilium achieves complex maneuvers in test flights

The Munich-based German startup Lilium has published new images of its all-electric Lilium jet on the occasion of the now completed first phase of flight tests. The vertical take-off aircraft (VTOL) now flies increasingly complex manoeuvres at speeds over 100 km/h. The new Lilium Jets are now available in a variety of different models.

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Oct 7, 2019 - 03:39 pm

Executive changes and continuing deficit at StreetScooter

StreetScooter has hired former managers from Tesla and Ford to join the executive team of the German electric delivery van manufacturer with immediate effect. German postal services Deutsche Post, however, is again expecting significant losses from its subsidiary this year.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 04:24 pm

R&D break-through: Tesla battery making looks likely

Jeff Dahn and his team, who carry out battery research for Tesla, have published test results for a new battery cell that could have a life of 1 million miles (1.6 million km) and thus be suitable for Tesla’s planned robo taxis. At the same time, Tesla battery cell manufacturing appears to be well underway.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 11:58 am

Faraday Future chance as CEO steps down

The crisis-ridden Californian electric car startup Faraday Future plans to comprehensively restructure. CEO Jia Yueting is stepping down as CEO in order to save the company and pay his debts.

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Aug 17, 2019 - 01:28 pm

Stefan Krause steps down as CEO of Canoo

After Karl-Thomas Neumann, Stefan Krause is also retiring from the board of Californian EV startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity). Citing private “family matters” Krause will no longer be CEO but will continue taking care of financing in a limited capacity.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Electric vehicle startup Nio exhibits growing pains

One of the seemingly more stable electric vehicle startups, Nio, is running into problems that have been building for some time. Following recalls and decreasing delivery numbers as well as investment issues, co-founder Jack Cheng has now departed, leaving Nio in jeopardy.

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Aug 6, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Tesla loses another production manager

Tesla lost another important manager this month: J. Eric Purcell. Purcell spent almost seven years with Tesla and was most recently responsible for production quality at the Fremont plant.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 02:06 pm

JB Straubel leaves Tesla for consultancy

Elon Musk announced in the context of the latest quarterly figure announcement that Tesla co-founder JB Straubel will withdraw from the operational business as Chief Technology Officer and will in future only work in an advisory capacity for Tesla. The new Tesla CTO will be Drew Baglino.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 02:15 am

Tesla Q2: records broken and $5 billion in cash

In the second financial quarter of 2019, Tesla has produced 87,048 cars and delivered 95,356, surpassing all previous quarterly figures and enabling a similarly record-breaking cash flow. CTO, JB Straubel is stepping down after 15 years with the company.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 02:21 pm

Former Opel boss Neumann leaves Canoo

Karl-Thomas Neumann has resigned from the board of Californian eMobility-Startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity). Despite the move, it seems that Neumann does not plan to return to Germany just yet.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 03:14 pm

BMW CEO Harald Krüger to retire from board

BMW CEO Harald Krüger has informed the Supervisory Board that he will not be available for a second term of office. The actual renewal of the contract had recently become more and more questionable – likely also because of Krüger’s hesitation regarding electric mobility.

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Jul 2, 2019 - 04:02 pm

Peter Hochholdinger and Jan Oehmicke leave Tesla

Two prominent departures within a few days – After production manager Peter Hochholdinger (formerly with Audi) left Tesla to join Californian rival Lucid Motors, Tesla’s head of European operations Jan Oehmicke (formerly with BMW) is also leaving.

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Jun 30, 2019 - 11:33 am

New CHAdeMO and CEC charging connection revealed

The first images have been released of the new standard charging plug jointly developed by the China Electricity Council (CEC) and the CHAdeMO Association. The new charging standard ChaoJi should enable outputs of up to 900 kW.

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Jun 24, 2019 - 01:22 pm

DHL’s e-van business StreetScooter selects new COO

Markus Doerr will take over the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at DHL’s van building outlet StreetScooter on 1 July. As a new member of the management board, the former consultant will be responsible for production, purchasing and quality.

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Jun 19, 2019 - 03:19 pm

e-troFit to serially convert diesel buses to electric

German electronics and software company, in-tech, has now founded an independent arm called e-troFit in order to retrofit diesel buses with electric drives in series production. The subsidiary is responsible for development, series production and sales.

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May 18, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Tesla launches “hardcore” cost-cutting measures

CEO Elon Musk has told employees about Tesla’s financial situation and announced a new “hardcore” cost-saving initiative. Simultaneously, Tesla is losing another high-ranking manager as head of communications Dave Arnold leaves the company.

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:09 pm

No more Smarts in North America

At the end of the current model year, Daimler is to ends sales of the Smart in the USA and Canada, where the small car has only been available with an electric drive since 2017. In addition, Smart-boss Katrin Adt will assume a new management position within the Group as of 1 July.

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Jan 31, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Zack Kirkhorn taking over as CFO at Tesla

CFO Deepak Ahuja announced his retirement from Tesla, shortly after the company reported a profit in Q4 of last year. Tesla’s current vice president of finance, Zach Kirkhorn, will be taking over the position and has been with the company since Roadster days.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 04:16 pm

Byton makes changes to leadership structure

Byton has announced to split the positions of CEO and Chairman more strictly, with Carsten Breitfeld taking over the role of chairman. Co-founder Daniel Kirchert will become CEO. Until now, Breitfeld had covered both positions.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 02:51 pm

Tesla to eliminate 7% of workforce

Tesla has announced further job cuts. Around seven per cent of full-time jobs would have to be cut to further reduce costs, CEO Elon Musk explained in an e-mail to the employees. Tesla had already announced in June 2018 that it would lay off around nine per cent of employees.

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Jan 17, 2019 - 02:01 pm

LEVC: Jörg Hoffman to follow Chris Gubbey

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which belongs to the Geely Group, will soon be managed by a German. After the current CEO Chris Gubbey announced his retirement, LEVC appointed the former Audi- and GM-Manager Jörg Hofmann as his successor.

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Jan 8, 2019 - 03:52 pm

VW bundles their charging and energy business

Volkswagen announced the establishment of a subsidiary for energy offers and charging solutions. The Elli Group GmbH will be headquartered in Berlin and will develop energy and charging products and services for the Wolfsburg Group brands.

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Jan 4, 2019 - 01:39 pm

Chinese startup Ucar takes over Borgward

The revitalized vehicle manufacturer Borgward has a new owner: The Chinese start-up Ucar will take over 67% of shares from the previous owner Foton. Now they will decide on the possible return of the car brand to Bremen.

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Jan 2, 2019 - 05:31 pm

Innogy bundles electric mobility under subsidiary

The German energy company subsidiary of RWE has officially bundled their electric mobility services under a new brand as of January 1, 2019. EV services are becoming increasingly important to the company, who will now bundle these competencies in a subsidiary.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/31/psa-and-fiat-chrysler-agree-on-merger/
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