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    Tesla shareholders back Elon Musk $56B pay package

    “Hot damn, I love you guys,” the CEO said on stage during the company’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Tracking the automotive industry’s monthly US sales

    Ford, Hyundai and Kia reported electric vehicle sales boosts, while Honda’s EV sales were down 19%.

    June 14, 2024
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    EV adoption falls to its lowest point since 2021: JD Power

    Meanwhile, electric vehicles are more available than they’ve ever been.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 13, 2024
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    Former Honda SVP named CEO of Piston Group

    Mamadou Diallo will help manage the company’s overall performance, including financial management, planning and reporting.

    By June 12, 2024
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    GM board approves $6B stock buyback

    It’s the automaker’s second major buyback following a $10 billion accelerated share repurchase announced in November.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 6, 2024
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    GM promotes 2 former Apple execs to lead its software organization

    The executive appointments come as the automaker aims to make software a core component of its vehicle and customer experience.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Hertz poaches Spirit Airlines CFO

    Less than a year after taking the permanent CFO seat, Alexandra Brooks is exiting the rental car company as it struggles to manage its bold EV bet.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • June 5, 2024
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    BorgWarner names new COO amid EV restructuring

    Joseph Fadool will oversee the supplier’s operations as it reorganizes its business units to execute its “Charging Forward” strategy.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Stellantis names new chief sales and marketing officer

    Lancia brand CEO Luca Napolitano is replacing Thierry Koskas, who will remain with the automaker’s Citroën brand.

    By Kalena Thomhave • May 31, 2024
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    US workers say they’re satisfied with their PTO but still don’t exhaust it

    Heavy workload is one of the most common reasons behind unused time off in recent research.

    By Ryan Golden • May 29, 2024
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    Tesla shareholders cite floundering performance in bid against Musk pay package

    The group also claims the EV maker’s board is stacked with directors who have close personal ties to the CEO.

    By May 24, 2024
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    HR leaders can play a critical role in guiding skills-based transformation

    Companies should meet several fundamental conditions before moving along the spectrum of skills-based hiring, McLean & Co. says.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 22, 2024
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    GM China names new president to lead growth strategies

    Julian Blissett, president of GM China, has decided to retire after a 28-year career with the automaker.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Stellantis names new leaders for Dodge, Ram

    The executive appointments come as the automaker prepares to launch new vehicles, including a battery-powered Ram pickup later this year.

    By May 20, 2024
  • Freewire Technologies on the verge of terminating operations

    The EV charging supplier, which already pulled out of non-North American markets in February, is seeking funding amid financial challenges.

    By Brett Dworski • May 17, 2024
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    Inside Honda’s updated multibillion-dollar electrification strategy

    The massive investments will be used to establish a comprehensive electric vehicle value chain.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz Q1 profits down nearly 30%

    The automaker attributed lower volumes to product transitions and supply chain bottlenecks.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Honda banks on hybrid profits to fund EV transition

    The automaker announced it will increase R&D spending by almost 25% over the next year to gain a competitive advantage in the hybrid vehicle segment.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Powell sees longer inflation fight, ‘very small’ odds of Fed rate hike

    “We have the highest interest rates in some time,” Powell said Tuesday. “The question is, ‘is it sufficiently restrictive?’”

    By Jim Tyson • May 15, 2024
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    Volvo Cars shakes up leadership team after COO leaves for Rivian

    The automaker named new product, engineering and supply chain chiefs as it pursues "technological and commercial transformation."

    By May 13, 2024
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    EV maker Lucid Group shores up its losses with billion-dollar investments

    Lucid has received $6.4 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund since 2018, which has helped support its operations as it works to turn a profit.

    By May 13, 2024
  • Ford CFO John Lawler speaks at a podium during an event automaker's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center on Sept. 8, 2022 in Dearborn, Michigan.
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    Ford CFO John Lawler to serve in dual role as vice chair

    The automaker also named former Lucid Group CFO Sherry House as VP of finance as it begins to execute its ​​Ford+ strategic plan.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Rivian completes plant retooling, a ‘pivotal step’ on path to profitability

    CFO Claire McDonough said the EV maker expects lower variable costs to be the biggest driver of gross profit improvement this year.

    By May 10, 2024
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    Job security, work-life balance remain biggest challenges for women in revenue-generating roles

    Women reported fewer promotions and fewer salary increases amid a tightening economy and slashed budgets.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 10, 2024