Former Audi Exec Del Rosso Named Genesis N.A. Chief
October 14, 2019
Mark Del Rosso, following his sudden resignation as president of Audi of America in May, has resurfaced at upstart luxury rival Genesis. Del Rosso has been named CEO of Genesis Motors North... READ MORE
Cummins Inc. Names Amy Adams VP of Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies
October 14, 2019
Today, Cummins Inc. announced that Amy Adams will join the Electrified Power business segment as Vice President – Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technologies. In this newly created role, Adams will... READ MORE
Lithium-Ion Batteries Work Earns Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Three Scientists
October 14, 2019
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, which have revolutionized portable electronics... READ MORE
U.S. and China May Be Headed for Mini-Deal on Trade This Week
October 11, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has called for an agreement between the U.S. and China that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
BMW Supplier Cites 'Significant Operating Difficulties' at South Carolina Plant
October 11, 2019
French auto supplier Plastic Omnium SA has experienced "significant operating difficulties" in ramping up production at its plant in Greer, S.C., which is slated to be a flagship operation... READ MORE
Haldex Relocating Brake Adjusters Production to Mexico
October 11, 2019
Haldex is moving brake adjusters production from Blue Springs, MO, to a lower-cost facility in Mexico. A total of 154 employees will be affected, with only a few being offered new positions... READ MORE
AAPEX Mobility Garage to Include Training on EVs, Shop Equipment
October 11, 2019
Mobility Garage at AAPEX 2019 will feature hands-on training and demonstrations designed to prepare technicians and shop owners for the next generation of electric cars and... READ MORE
Renault Board Votes to Remove CEO Bolloré
October 11, 2019
PARIS— Renault SA fired Chief Executive Thierry Bolloré as the French car maker seeks to turn the page on Carlos Ghosn’s decades of leadership and reboot its globe-spanning alliance with... READ MORE
Waymo to Map Los Angeles in Search of Next AV Testing Site
October 11, 2019
Self-driving vehicle testing in the U.S. has largely been concentrated in places such as Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Pittsburgh. But Los Angeles could soon join the list of AV test markets... READ MORE
British Inventor James Dyson Cancels Electric Car Project
October 11, 2019
LONDON -- James Dyson, the British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has canceled an electric vehicle project because the plan was not commercially viable. Dyson said the project was... READ MORE
Class Eight Retail Sales Hit All-Time High
October 11, 2019
Truck orders may be down, but truck sales continue to roll in 2019. FTR reported this week Class Eight preliminary U.S. retail sales set a record last month at 28,200 units, four percent... READ MORE
U.S. Weighs Currency Pact with China as Part of Partial Deal
October 10, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has called for an agreement between the U.S. and China that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
Tesla’s Cell Supplier Hires Battery Expert for Key Gigafactory Job
October 10, 2019
Panasonic Corp. has hired a former Tesla Inc. battery guru to a senior role at the so-called Gigafactory the two companies share in the U.S. Celina Mikolajczak, who left Tesla in early 2018... READ MORE
AAPEX Attendees to Compete in Virtual Vehicle Challenge
October 10, 2019
In a friendly competition at AAPEX 2019, attendees are invited to virtually install parts on a vehicle and compete for the best time during the Virtual Vehicle Challenge. Daily winners... READ MORE
BMW Bets on Doubling of Luxury Car Sales to Boost Margins
October 10, 2019
MUNICH (Reuters) - BMW (BMWG.DE) aims to double sales of large luxury cars next year from 2018 levels to help revive profit margins hit by investments in new technologies, Chief Financial Officer... READ MORE
Like Ike? Self-Driving Startup Eschews Public-Road Tests
October 10, 2019
In the push to develop self-driving technology, most companies have treated public roads as their personal laboratory. Self-driving startup Ike Robotics Inc. has taken the opposite approach... READ MORE
Renault Plans Bigger Electric Car to Rival Tesla and VW
October 10, 2019
Renault SA is rushing to keep up with rivals to tap growing demand for electric cars in Europe with new models -- possibly with the help of Nissan Motor Co. The French carmaker is... READ MORE
Nobel Prize Winner Says Battery Recycling Key to Meeting EV Demand
October 10, 2019
Recycling batteries is the key to securing enough raw materials to power the surge in electric vehicle demand, according to a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. “The point is whether EV... READ MORE
UPS Hits the Gas on Greener Delivery Truck Fleet
October 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Starting next year, there will be a lot more "green" in those brown UPS delivery trucks. United Parcel Service Inc on Wednesday announced plans to buy more than 6,000 natural... READ MORE