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Business

Clarios Taps Mark Wallace as New CEO

Former Dana exec to help position battery maker for electrified future

Hybrid

Mustang Concept EV Ponies Up 900 Horsepower

Ford Motor Co. took the wraps off a high-powered electric variant of its Mustang pony car this week at the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. show in Las Vegas.

Aluminum

Former ZF Exec Tapped to Head Chassix

Chassix Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based supplier of aluminum and cast iron  casting machined chassis, powertrain and sub-frame components, has appointed Andreas Weller as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Hybrid

California Consortium Formed to Promote EVs

A group of carmakers, energy companies, battery charging networks, local governments and other constituents have formed a consortium to promote electric vehicles in California.

Production

Webasto To Open 11th Factory in China

Munich-based Webasto SE has finalized a deal to build its 11th factory in Wuhan, China, to produce automotive sunroofs, sources tell the Xinhua news service.

Drop-Top Range Rover Evoque Revealed

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has released images of the convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque ahead of its official debut at this month's Los Angeles auto show.

VW Eos: Hats Off

Folding hardtops are becoming as common as iPods these days. Ford's 1957-1959 Fairlane Skyliner took technology originally developed for the Continental Mark II to production, but the complex and heavy mechanism never caught on. Years later, the idea was revived by the folding roof of the Mercedes SLK, and found its way into everything from the extremely rare Qvale Mangusta to Cadillac's XLR, before targeting more affordable offerings like Volvo's C70 and Pontiac's G6. Now VW enters the fray with its Eos, a Golf-based four-seater that adds a few tricks of its own to the mix.

Inside Webasto

If you have a sunroof in your vehicle—yes, we mean car or light truck—there is a good chance that Webasto made it, as with an estimated 42% marketshare, it is the biggest player in a field that just keeps growing and growing as vehicle manufacturers work to differentiate their vehicles with accessories like sunroofs. Here's a look at some of the things this company has been doing.

Cax

Lessons Learned from Europe's SAP Users

By Martin Piszczalski, Management ConsultantSAP Ag, a German company that produces enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, is the world leader in client-server ERP systems with 39% of the world market.