Michael Lohscheller to take over at Vinfast

Michael Lohscheller is to become CEO of the Vietnamese car manufacturer VINFAST LLC. After he departs from Stellantis set at the end of August, the acting Opel CEO will be charged with expanding VinFast’s operations, and presence around the globe as the company announced. Lohscheller’s departure from Opel/Stellantis has been known since mid-July: At the […]

Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022

The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe. The company’s first so-called ‘Brand Experience Center’ is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in the […]

Lucid Motors plans to launch in Germany in 2022

California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors plans to begin delivering its cars in Germany next year, as the new Country Manager Roberto Russo, confirmed to electrive. Also in 2022, the Air sedan is to arrive in other European countries too. That Lucid was planning to enter the German market had been rumoured for a few […]

Volkswagen presents strategy til 2030

Volkswagen has presented its strategy for 2030 called ‘New Auto’. At the core of this strategy is the shift to electromobility and the gradual phasing out of the combustion engine – but it goes far beyond electrifying the hardware that has been dominant for so long It has already been very clear for a while […]

Renault’s DACH CEO to take over at Opel

Uwe Hochgeschurtz, currently CEO of Renault in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region), will become Opel’s new CEO on 1 September 2021. Hochgeschurtz succeeds Michael Lohscheller, who “has decided to take on another challenge outside the Stellantis Group”. The top personnel appointment follows just days after the news that Opel is to become an all-electric […]

Horiba Europe takes over testing expert BeXema

The European arm of the Japanese development service provider Horiba has acquired BeXema GmbH, a start-up based in Barleben near Magdeburg for high-voltage test equipment, emulators and inverters for batteries, fuel cells, electrolysers and power electronics. With the acquisition, Horiba says it is responding to the need for increasingly complex development and test solutions, driven […]

Herbert Diess contract extended until 2025

Herbert Diess will remain Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group until October 2025. On Friday, the supervisory board approved an extension of his contract, which previously ran until April 2023. Last year, Herbert Diess’ request for an early extension of his contract was rejected by Bernd Osterloh, then head of the […]

e.Go Life back in production

Next.e.GO Mobile has resumed production of the Life small electric car in Aachen after the manufacturer started selling the special edition e.GO Life Next in Germany in June. By the end of the year, 500 cars are to be built – some with a new charger. For the coming year, 2,500 units are planned. In […]