#PEOPLE

Batteries

Nikola Chairman Quits Amid Controversy

Stock price continues to tumble
#Nikola #people

Business

GM Files New Bribery Lawsuit Against FCA

Fresh tack to be tested in a Michigan circuit court.
#people #legal

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.
#asia #people #legal

Regulations

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Faces Trial in Diesel Scandal

German court cites “predominant likelihood” of fraud conviction.
#europe #legal #people

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota Taps Former CES Official as Tech Lobbyist

New K Street point person for autonomous vehicles and flying cars
#tech #people #Toyota

Sales

Report: Ford to Cut 1,000 Salaried Jobs in U.S.

Latest step in 3-year restructuring effort as the carmaker is expected to post its first full-year loss in more than a decade. 
#Ford #people

Interiors & Electronics

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand
#Geely #autolineafterhours #Nissan

Labor

Second Ex-UAW President Charged in Corruption Probe

Dennis Williams indicted for embezzling union funds
#legal #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Chrysler

Design

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs
#Rivian #Lotus #Ford

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

Big 3 target 2021 return to offices as GM deploys salaried volunteers at Missouri truck plant.
#Honda #Chevrolet #GeneralMotors

Car/Ride Sharing

Will COVID Permanently Change How Americans Commute?

Stay-at-home workers aim to make the most of time saved from not commuting to their jobs
#tech #people #covid-19

Production

Suppliers Narrow Talent Gap as Company Culture Shifts

Changing times, changing skillsets roil N. American supply base
#people #americas

Business

Sato Wins Spectator-less Indy 500

Honda engines dominate top spots
#Honda #racing #people

Car/Ride Sharing

Uber, Lyft Get Reprieve in California

Gig employment issue now will be decided in November election
#people #legal

Production

Bollinger Expands Operations Ahead of Late-2021 EV Launch

Startup moves to new headquarters in Michigan and plans to double its staff
#covid-19 #Bollinger #people

Electronics

SEMA Meets ADAS

When vehicles are modified, the on-board tech needs to be taken into account
#Cadillac #Fisker #Hyundai

Labor

Judge Rejects GM’s Attempt to Revive FCA Lawsuit

It’s back to appellate court as GM tries to establish damages
#GeneralMotors #Ferrari #Fiat

Business

Dhivya Suryadevara Leaving GM

She became the first female CFO in GM’s history.
#Google #Ford #GeneralMotors

Mark Del Rosso on Genesis

Genesis is undoubtedly the most remarkable success story in the auto industry—not quite yet five but racking up awards in a way that other OEMs can only be jealous about—and we talk to the man who runs Genesis Motor America
#Ford #Cadillac #Audi

Labor

Another Four Ex-Audi Officials Charged in Diesel Scandal

Continuing probes lengthen list of implicated executives
#Volkswagen #europe #people