Birgit Boehm new President of BMW Group Financial Services in the United States and the Americas region

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Change of director of the OHT division of Apollo Tires

Guido Boerkamp has been appointed director of Apollo Tyres’ off-road tire division, succeeding Ruud Nijland.

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Stellantis has restructured the management of its brands in Germany

In Germany, Stellantis has reorganized its structure led by Amaury de Bourmont, with the appointment of Luigi Saia at the head of Jeep, Niccolò Biagioli retains the management of Alfa Romeo and Pascal Martens is appointed director of light commercial vehicles of Stellantis Germany.

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Honda revealed its new Civic at the Lyon Motor Show

An emblematic model of the Honda brand, the Civic has just been revealed at the Lyon Motor Show, in preview of its commercial launch this summer. Pierre Guignot, director of the auto division of Honda France, reveals his objectives.

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The Suzuki network accumulates nearly two months of sales to be delivered

After a very profitable year 2021 for the Suzuki network, the first quarter of 2022 is stable in terms of order intake, with a growing share of sales to professionals, but supply difficulties have forced the brand to revise downwards its objectives for the second quarter.

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CMA CGM announces the acquisition of almost 100% of the capital of Gefco

(Reuters) – The French maritime transport group CMA CGM announced in a press release on Friday the acquisition of almost all of the capital of the transport and automotive logistics group Gefco.

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Renault gives itself three months to move forward on the “Ampère” project, according to sources

(Reuters) – Renault does not want to let the Russian file delay its plan to split between its electric and thermal activities and its chief executive intends to make a first major internal update on the project called “Ampère” in July, said to Reuters three sources familiar with the matter.

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The contortions of Thierry Breton in the face of the contradictions of the Commission

Statements by Thierry Breton calling on European manufacturers not to abandon the field of thermal vehicles surprised more than one. They are in fact in contradiction with the creed which now structures the EU’s “all-electric” automobile policy and can only be understood by integrating the fact that the Commission is, like the manufacturers and the whole of the industry, a victim of the speed at which it and the politicians who dictate its choices have changed their minds since the Volkswagen affair.

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Online car seller Cazoo expands to Europe

(AFP) – British online used-car seller Cazoo, which has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding in 2018, announced on Thursday a turnover that had quadrupled last year and plans to expand its activities in Italy and Spain.

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Paris is accelerating on electric car charging

(AFP) – The largest car park for electric cars in France is now operational in the heart of Paris, where the installation of surface and underground charging points is accelerating, four years after the failure of the Autolib’ service .

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China: Tesla recalls nearly 128,000 cars for risk of collision

(AFP) – The American electric car giant Tesla “will recall” nearly 128,000 vehicles in China, due to a failure which can lead to collisions, announced the Chinese regulator, after several controversies targeting the brand.

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Inauguration of the new Tesla mega-factory in Texas, Elon Musk’s adopted state

(AFP) – Invitations by the thousands, a boss adored by his fans and a nightclub setting: the inauguration of the new Tesla factory in Austin on Thursday looked like a star concert, in the now established tradition of Elon Musk , which celebrates the extraordinary growth of its company and its establishment in Texas, far from the Californian culture.

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Stellantis has restructured the management of its brands in Germany

In Germany, Stellantis has reorganized its structure led by Amaury de Bourmont, with the appointment of Luigi Saia at the head of Jeep, Niccolò Biagioli retains the management of Alfa Romeo and Pascal Martens is appointed director of light commercial vehicles of Stellantis Germany.

04/11/2022

Change of director of the OHT division of Apollo Tires

Guido Boerkamp has been appointed director of Apollo Tyres’ off-road tire division, succeeding Ruud Nijland.

04/11/2022

Change in the management board of Porsche Engineering in China

Uwe Pichler-Necek joined the management board of Porsche Engineering in China on April 1, 2022, of which he will take over as CEO from July 1, 2022, succeeding Kurt Schwaiger.

08/04/2022

Thierry Tacoen new Managing Director of BMW Financial Services Portugal

Thierry Tacoen has succeeded François Bruder as CEO of BMW Financial Services in Portugal since April 1, 2022.

08/04/2022

Patrice Lucas left Stellantis to join the Verallia group

Since February 2022, Patrice Lucas joined Verallia as Deputy CEO.

08/04/2022

Changes in the management committee of Nissan West Europe

On April 1, 2022, Nissan West Europe appointed two new members to its Management Committee: Richard Tougeron as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Koen Maes and Jérôme Biguet is appointed Marketing Director, succeeding Helen Perry.

04/07/2022

Raphaël Amat appointed France Director of ZF Aftermarket

ZF Aftermarket creates a France department entrusted to Raphaël Amat.

04/07/2022

Emmanuel Collet new financial director of LeasePlan France

Emmanuel Collet took over the financial management of LeasePlan France on March 1, 2022, succeeding Roderick Jorna.

04/07/2022

Jean-François Serre joins the Opel brand in charge of press relations

Press relations for the Opel brand entrusted to Jean-François Serre, succeeding Grégoire Vitry.

04/06/2022

Thomas Schäfer becomes President of the Volkswagen brand VP and member of the Volkswagen Group Management Board

Appointed director of operations for the Volkswagen VP brand, before taking over as chairman of the brand’s management board, Thomas Schäfer will also join the Volkswagen Group management board from July 1, 2022.

04/06/2022

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