Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief technical officer. He succeeds Ian Minards, who moved to consumer electronics manufacturer Dyson.
Daimler will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says
Daimler will become the biggest and most profitable luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Achieving the target would put Mercedes back on top for the first time since 2005 when it lost the sales crown to BMW.
Mulally met with Trump
UPDATED: 12/8/16 6:23 pm ET - adds meeting took place
President-elect Donald Trump met with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally on Thursday afternoon, according to a spokesman for Trump's transition team.
Nissan to focus on cost, technology with emphasis on what it can control
Nissan, the Japanese automaker that's become symbolic of what it means to be a truly global manufacturer, has a simple plan to navigate an unprecedented level of uncertainty around policy and regulation: focus on what's in its control.
Trump picks foe of Obama climate agenda to run 'out-of-control' EPA
President-elect Donald Trump officially announced his intent to tap Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, saying Pruitt will “reverse” the agency's “out-of-control anti-energy agenda.”
Automaker groups seek to block EPA from finalizing mpg rules
UPDATED: 12/8/16 3:37 pm ET - new story
Trade groups representing nearly all automakers in the U.S. market have now asked the EPA to refrain from finalizing a rule to slash tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions through 2025 until after President Barack Obama leaves office.
Beepi merges with mobile car-buying platform co-founded by Scott Painter
Beepi Inc., an online used-vehicle marketplace, has merged with Fair.com, an upcoming mobile car-buying platform founded by former TrueCar CEO Scott Painter and two other industry veterans.
Trump to pick foe of Obama climate agenda to run EPA, report says
UPDATED: 12/7/16 4:46 pm ET - adds details
President-elect Donald Trump will pick an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to stem climate change to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source told Reuters today.
Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in three years. Green replaces Peter Mertens, who is moving to Audi to head technical development at the VW Group luxury brand.
Knorr-Bremse seals victory in Haldex takeover battle
German supplier Knorr-Bremse has won the first stage of its battle to take over Sweden's Haldex by obtaining 86.1 percent of the brake systems company's shares before its offer expired Monday. Knorr's offer is still conditional upon the company obtaining clearance from antitrust regulators.
Renault-Nissan names veteran exec Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.