SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive to quit Tesla

Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest residential solar panel maker.

KC Crain promoted at Automotive News parent

KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Communications Inc. after longtime President Rance Crain, 78, sold his 50 percent stake in the family business.


HALL OF FAME: Ed Welburn ready to join his lifelong heroes

Ed Welburn was the first person to oversee all of GM's design centers around the world. He also can claim more than a few notable cars as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and show-stopping concepts such as the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.

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Ford overhauls design with 2 key teams

Ford is shaking up its design staff to shorten product development cycles and better define the group's overarching strategy with the formation of two key staffs: one covering cars and crossovers, and another handling trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles.

Lynk & CO's quest to build a brand from scratch

Former GM and Toyota executive Alain Visser has been tasked with building Lynk & CO from scratch. The new brand intends to focus on connectivity and sharing as core features, Visser told Automotive News Europe.

Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO

Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales. Volvo also will set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding, to help speed up the development of new electrified vehicles.

Porsche may ditch diesel engine

Porsche will decide at the end of the decade whether its latest generation of diesel engines will be its last, CEO Oliver Blume said, the first time a German automaker has said in public it could discontinue diesel.

Trump pledges to protect 'Made in America' products

President Trump promised to take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect American manufacturers, lashing out Monday against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies.

BorgWarner makes EV play with Sevcon deal

BorgWarner agreed to acquire British supplier Sevcon for an estimated $200 million in a deal that adds more electric vehicle technology to the supplier's vehicle-propulsion engineering and product portfolio.

KC Crain promoted at Automotive News parent

KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Communications Inc. after longtime President Rance Crain, 78, sold his 50 percent stake in the family business.

EDITORIAL
Tesla's identity rides on the Model 3

Rarely do we talk about a single vehicle being critical to the mission and possibly the survival of a car company. Yet that is a fair description of the Tesla Model 3.

HALL OF FAME: Ed Welburn ready to join his lifelong heroes

Ed Welburn was the first person to oversee all of GM's design centers around the world. He also can claim more than a few notable cars as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and show-stopping concepts such as the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.

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