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ZF Friedrich-shafen CEO Rolf-Henning Scheider ready to make some changes

By | 2018-07-23T12:51:25+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

ZF Friedrichshafen AG: Interview mit Wolf-Henning Scheider, Vorstandsvorsitzender der ZF Friedrichshafen AG Rolf-Henning Scheider was named CEO of ZF Friedrich- shafen in January, following the departure of Stefan Sommer amid a boardroom dispute over the supplier's expansion strategy. Scheider, 56, came to ZF from top positions at Robert Bosch and Mahle, where he

Automakers are turning to third parties to set up EV charging networks

By | 2018-07-23T13:53:46+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Over a decade, Electrify America plans to invest $2 billion in a public fast-charger network for customers of all automakers, such as owners of the Nissan Leaf, below. Tesla is on the cusp of being stripped of its advantage in the electric vehicle marathon as rivals roll out dozens of electrified vehicles in

As Israel attracts mobility investment, empty highways fill with self-driving cars

By | 2018-07-23T11:49:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

How can a country with almost no autonomous vehicle infrastructure let companies test self-driving cars on public roads without adding layers of bureaucracy? The Israeli Department of Motor Vehicles came up with an easy yet unconventional solution: Use closed sections of public highways. In August, Israel took a big step toward becoming a

Marchionne’s condition may be ‘irreversible,’ report says

By | 2018-07-23T00:36:56+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Marchionne has become gravely ill after shoulder surgery. He is pictured in 2016 at the production launch of the new Chrysler Pacifica at FCA's Windsor plant. Photo credit: Reuters The sudden health crisis suffered by former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne may be "irreversible" after he was admitted to the intensive care

VW to temporarily park cars due to new emissions testing bottlenecks

By | 2018-07-23T01:37:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Caroline Copley Reuters July 22, 2018 16:17 CET BERLIN -- Volkswagen is renting parking spaces to stockpile vehicles which cannot be sold due to bottlenecks caused by new engine emissions tests. Automakers are rushing to get models through a new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) tests that comes into effect Sept.

Fiat Chrysler’s new CEO shows company’s future is all about Jeep

By | 2018-07-22T23:34:45+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Manley - 'not a guy with a huge ego' - has a long do list as FCA's new CEO.Photo credit: Bloomberg Tommaso EbhardtGabrielle Coppola Bloomberg July 22, 2018 11:50 CET The company is called Fiat Chrysler. But its success depends on another iconic brand: Jeep. That explains why Mike Manley, a 54-year-old Briton,

Illness ends career of Sergio Marchionne, the CEO who liked to fix things

By | 2018-07-22T13:19:39+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

For 14 years Marchionne relentlessly pursued tough goals, sleeping on the couch of his private plane while jetting between offices in Detroit, Turin and London.Related Stories Related Downloads Agnieszka Flak Pamela Barbaglia Reuters July 22, 2018 09:00 CET MILAN -- Sergio Marchionne bowed out on Saturday as one of the auto industry's most

Sergio Marchionne’s flair for theatrics made him an exciting CEO to cover

By | 2018-07-22T12:19:07+00:00 July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Sergio Marchionne addresses the media following the production launch of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit in May 2010. His management style and persona was just as compelling as his list of accomplishments. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Automotive News Print Editor Rick Johnson is the author

What dealers, union leaders are saying about new FCA CEO Mike Manley

By | 2018-07-22T10:14:45+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley Photo credit: Reuters Dealers and union leaders viewed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' choice of Mike Manley to succeed Sergio Marchionne -- even under the circumstances -- in positive terms. Manley on Saturday was named the automaker's CEO after Marchionne stepped down for health reasons. "I think it's a refreshing

Five top priorities for new Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley

By | 2018-07-22T09:13:47+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|

In the long term, Mike Manley will likely look to maintain, if not grow, what Sergio Marchionne has orchestrated. Photo credit: Bloomberg New Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley inherits a much cleaner "house," as his predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, referred to the company, but it's far from spotless. Marchionne, replaced Saturday because of