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Parts shortages and higher commodity prices are putting a financial squeeze on Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers, in some cases forcing them to go to their Tier 1 customers to renegotiate pricing or ask for a cash infusion. The third option: Go bankrupt. Pat D’Eramo, CEO of Canadian Tier 1 supplier Martinrea International, has
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BRUSSELS — The European Union said it was “deeply concerned” about proposed tax credits for purchases of electric vehicles in the U.S. because they would be biased against foreign producers and may breach World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Under a provision of the $430 billion climate and energy bill that was passed by the Senate
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Nikola Corp. said Michael Lohscheller will take over as the electric-truck maker’s CEO when Mark Russell retires on Jan. 1. Lohscheller will assume Russell’s president title and will join the Nikola board effective immediately. He will become CEO on Russell’s retirement, the company said on Wednesday. Russell joined Nikola as president in 2019 and became
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Self-driving tech startup Aurora Innovation is working with several partners, including Toyota, Paccar’s Peterbilt brand and Volvo Trucks, to develop self-driving technology for trucks and robotaxis. The company also has autonomous freight hauling pilot programs with FedEx, Uber Freight and motor carriers Werner and Schneider National. “We are going to be putting more emphasis on
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Porsche is trying to secure anchor investments from some of the largest Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds, as the sports-car maker looks to pull off one of Europe’s biggest listings amid market headwinds and valuation concerns, people familiar with the matter said. Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. and ADQ are among those considering committing funds
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Car dealer Pendragon said on Friday talks over a potential takeover of the company were terminated after the bidder withdrew its interest, as one of the company’s five major shareholders did not participate. The company did not disclose the identity of the bidder, who was looking to offer about 460 million pounds ($558.35 million) for
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