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GM’s next workplace safety chief to rejoin automaker after 18 months at Amazon

GM’s next workplace safety chief to rejoin automaker after 18 months at Amazon

DETROIT– General Motors‘ next vice president of global workplace safety will rejoin the automaker after 18 months at Amazon. Marcos Purty will take on the role, effective June 1, replacing Jim Glynn, who will retire after more than 40 years with GM, effective Sept. 1, GM said in a statement Friday. For the past 18 …

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TIMELINE: The case against former Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman

TIMELINE: The case against former Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman

A federal judge has determined that former Reynolds and Reynolds Co. CEO Bob Brockman is competent to stand trial on multiple criminal charges related to allegations of tax evasion. Brockman, 80, was charged in October 2020 with 39 counts, including tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering and evidence tampering in what federal prosecutors say was …

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FAW eyes major stake in Didi, report says

FAW eyes major stake in Didi, report says

State-owned automaker China FAW Group Co. is considering acquiring a significant stake in the troubled ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc., according to people familiar with the matter. The Chinese carmaker has reached out to Didi’s top executives and expressed interest in becoming a major shareholder in the firm, said the people, who asked not to …

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LFP batteries offer cheaper alternative with less range

LFP batteries offer cheaper alternative with less range

Most EVs have nickel manganese cobalt batteries, but batteries made from lithium iron phosphate, known as LFP, provide a cheaper alternative. Tesla’s Shanghai-built Model 3, sold mainly in China, uses LFP batteries. Tucked beneath the floor of most electric vehicles today is a nickel manganese cobalt battery, a type of lithium ion battery. The chemistry …

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In pricey town, housing an employee perk

In pricey town, housing an employee perk

For more than 20 years, Teton Motors, nestled in the scenic mountain city of Jackson, Wyo., has offered an unusual employee benefit that has become increasingly critical to retain and attract talent: housing. The dealership group, which operates Chevrolet and Subaru stores, first began offering on-site housing to employees in 1998. Today, Teton Motors owns …

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Toyota marks milestones in 2023 lineup

Toyota marks milestones in 2023 lineup

Toyota will offer limited edition 40th anniversary 4Runner SUVs featuring throwback exterior stripes, as well as a 25th anniversary limited edition of the Sienna minivan. Anniversary edition of the 4Runner Toyota is adding special editions and trim levels to its car and light-truck lineup for the 2023 model year, including two which mark significant anniversaries …

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VW to anxious dealers: Answers on Scout EV will come in time

VW to anxious dealers: Answers on Scout EV will come in time

Call this a reality check: At less than a month old, Volkswagen’s nascent Scout brand doesn’t have employees, offices, executives, a factory or even a publicly disclosed product plan. What it does have is a purchased semi-famous name, a rough sideview sketch of a planned battery-electric SUV and pickup, and a commitment from the head …

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Bob Brockman’s work at odds with impairment claim, judge finds

Bob Brockman’s work at odds with impairment claim, judge finds

Brockman was indicted in October 2020 on 39 counts, including tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering and evidence tampering. He has pleaded not guilty and stepped down from his roles as Reynolds’ chairman and CEO in November 2020. “Perhaps the most telling evidence of Brockman’s current exaggeration of his cognitive disability is the inconsistency between …

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Tesla submits application to expand German plant, report says

Tesla submits application to expand German plant, report says

BERLIN – Tesla Inc. has submitted an application to build on a further 247 acres east of its plant in Germany, expanding the site’s area by a third, a local media outlet reported, citing the local mayor. The automaker, which already has 740 acres of land for its auto factory and battery plant under construction, …

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Cities explore potential benefits of micromobility

Cities explore potential benefits of micromobility

Cities explore potential benefits of micromobility DENVER — On Earth Day, Denver city officials commenced a $9 million program which offered residents rebates for purchasing e-bikes. Less than three weeks later, on May 11, the program crossed an improbable threshold. “The funding has been exhausted already,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said this week at the …

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