Tag: career

Dec 8, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Ralf Brandstätter rumoured to take over VW in China

According to a media report, VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter is to become the Volkswagen group’s new board member for China, replacing group CEO Herbert Diess in this post. Brandstätter would thus still join the group’s board of management, albeit in a different capacity than previously suspected.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 01:09 pm

Power struggle at VW leaves Diess with less control

A solution is emerging in the power struggle at Volkswagen. According to insiders, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess can continue to lead the Wolfsburg group, but he will have to relinquish power. The solution apparently foresees, among other things, that VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter will be promoted to the group’s board of management.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 12:56 pm

Sono Motors launches supervisory board

Sono Motors has presented its five-member supervisory board. The background is the company’s US IPO launched in mid-November: the ordinary shares of the Munich-based electric car start-up have been traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “SEV” since 17 November.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Confusion surrounds Nio’s plans for Europe

Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has denied reports that the company is planning a European plant in Poland. The publication of the job advertisement for an “EU Plant Operation Manager” in Mazowieckie, Poland, on which the reports were based, was a “technical error”.

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Nov 26, 2021 - 03:15 pm

VW hires battery experts from BMW and Apple

Volkswagen has hired two high-profile managers for its battery programme. One of them is said to be Apple’s head of battery development Soonho Ahn, while solid-state cell expert Jörg Hoffmann is also to join VW from BMW.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 04:29 pm

CATL launches personnel recruitment in Germany

About two years after the start of construction, CATL plans to hire more employees for its battery cell factory near Erfurt in the next few weeks. The workforce is expected to increase from around 180 employees from Thuringia at present to about 225 by the end of the year.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 10:58 am

Diess future still unclear at Volkswagen

The power struggle in Wolfsburg has apparently still not been resolved. According to an article in German media, the supervisory board has not yet decided whether or not to dismiss their CEO Herbert Diess, who has been under fire from upper management. As it currently stands, Diess is not supposed to be involved in important […]

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Nov 4, 2021 - 11:49 am

Works council conflict at VW continues to escalate

According to media reports, the VW works council has issued a vote of no confidence in Herbert Diess. A mediation committee has now been set up in the supervisory board. The dispute is about possible massive job cuts – but also about the role of the individual plants in the transition to electric mobility.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 03:41 pm

Volta Trucks expands UK team

The Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks wants to expand its research and development team in the UK to accelerate the development of the Volta Zero. The company is therefore launching a recruitment drive with the aim of employing more than 280 people by the end of 2021.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Akasol to supply Goldhofer with battery systems

Akasol supplies Goldhofer with its AKASystem 15 OEM PRC 50. The battery system will be used in all of Goldhofer’s Phoenix E towbarless aircraft tractors, which the company is now producing in series. Akasol has also appointed a new chief financial officer.

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Oct 1, 2021 - 01:24 pm

SK Innovation spins off battery division

SK Innovation officially completed the spin-off of its battery business on 1 October. The now independent battery division of the South Korean company is called SK On and is headed by Jee Dong-seob.

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Sep 10, 2021 - 11:24 am

Nio launches European debut of the ET7

Nio has presented its ET7 electric sedan, unveiled in China earlier this year, in Germany – and Europe – for the first time. Nio also confirms that the ET7 will be the first model to be launched in Germany in 2022.

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Aug 27, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Faraday is getting ready to hit the market

The American/Chinese startup Faraday Future is aligning itself to boost production and sales in the USA. A cooperation with installation provider Qmerit will help with charging, while the board of directors has a new chair. Further, Faraday is planning to significantly expand their workforce.

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Aug 27, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Lordstown Motors appoints new CEO

The financially troubled electric car start-up Lordstown Motors has appointed a new CEO, Daniel Ninivaggi. Previously, Steve Burns had stepped down as CEO and Julio Rodriguez as CFO.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 11:57 am

Workhorse appoints new CEO

The US American electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse has replaced President and CEO Duane Hughes. Richard Dauch, former CEO of Delphi Technologies, was appointed as the new CEO, effective August 2nd, 2021. He will also join the company’s board of directors.

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Jul 27, 2021 - 01:03 pm

Michael Lohscheller to take over at Vinfast

Michael Lohscheller is to become CEO of the Vietnamese car manufacturer VINFAST LLC. After he departs from Stellantis set at the end of August, the acting Opel CEO will be charged with expanding VinFast’s operations, and presence around the globe as the company announced.

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Jul 13, 2021 - 03:32 pm

Renault’s DACH CEO to take over at Opel

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, currently CEO of Renault in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region), will become Opel’s new CEO on 1 September 2021. Hochgeschurtz succeeds Michael Lohscheller, who “has decided to take on another challenge outside the Stellantis Group”.

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Jul 10, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Herbert Diess contract extended until 2025

Herbert Diess will remain Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group until October 2025. On Friday, the supervisory board approved an extension of his contract, which previously ran until April 2023.

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Jul 9, 2021 - 12:53 pm

France launches battery industry training academy

France and EIT InnoEnergy, an independent body set up by the EU, have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the so-called EBA250 Academy to retrain and upskill tens of thousands of workers for the French battery industry.

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Jun 28, 2021 - 04:18 pm

Bosch to complete management team change in 2022

On 1 January 2022, Bosch will complete the generation change at the top of the board of management that it has been preparing for the long term. The chairs of the supervisory board, board of management and the mobility solution business will be retiring and making space for younger colleagues.

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Jun 11, 2021 - 11:59 am

Apple hires ex-Canoo CEO Ulrich Kranz

Apple has hired former BMW manager Ulrich Kranz, who most recently led the electric vehicle start-up Canoo and left it in April. This was reported by several media sources, to whom Apple confirmed this.

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Jun 9, 2021 - 11:25 am

Renault launches e-mobility industry cluster in France

Renault Group is creating an independent umbrella company called Renault ElectriCity for electric car production at its Douai, Maubeuge and Ruitz plants in northern France. Renault ElectriCity will be measured against a target of 400,000 vehicles per year from 2025.

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Jun 8, 2021 - 11:06 am

Jerome Guillen leaves Tesla

Tesla is losing one of its most important executives; Jerome Guillen. Guillen held high-ranking positions at Tesla for more than ten years, but has now left the company, as Tesla announced in a brief notification to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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May 29, 2021 - 04:21 pm

Artemis hands over Landjet project / Hitzinger steps down

Artemis, which previously operated independently, is handing over the development of the autonomous driving electric car to Audi and the software development to VW’s software forge Cariad. Audi officially confirmed the news. In the course of this reorientation, Alexander Hitzinger will hand over the management of Artemis GmbH to Oliver Hoffmann.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/08/ralf-brandstatter-rumoured-to-take-over-vw-in-china/
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