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    Official: Better Place's second CEO in four months steps down

    Better Place has long promoted itself to the electric-vehicle advocate community as the expert in battery-swapping technology. Turns out, the company is proficient at swapping out its CEOs, too. Evan Thornley, who became CEO in October, had been chief of the company's Australia operations before ...

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    Official: Tom LaSorda named Fisker CEO [UPDATED]

    Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler CEO and current Fisker vice chairman, has been named CEO of Fisker Automotive Group. LaSorda takes the reigns from the company's namesake, Henrik Fisker, and will continue to help manage the up-start automaker with the help of former BMW, Ford and General Motors board ...

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    Executive shake-up underway at Ener1 as CEO resigns

    The bankruptcy of Think Global is dragging Ener1 down even more, so an executive shake-up, it seems, is in order. Ener1 announced changes to its senior leadership team this week, including the resignation of Charles Gassenheimer, the man formerly in charge as the Chief Executive Officer of ...

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    ConocoPhillips CEO says yes to natural gas-charged electric vehicles

    ConocoPhillips, the fifth-largest private sector energy corporation in the world and one of six "supermajor" vertically integrated oil companies, has a vested interest in natural gas. As one of North America's largest natural gas firms, with more than a billion dollars per year in natural ...

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    Report: Boston-Power CEO, CFO, founder resign amidst shift of resources to China

    Here we tell the tale of an executive shake-up of epic proportions. Keith Schmid, chief executive officer Boston-Power, a Massachusetts-based company that designs and manufacturers application-specific lithium-ion batteries, has reportedly resigned amidst word that the firm will soon shift some ...

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    VIDEO: Shai Agassi's speech on the future of electric cars

    Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Project Better Place, gave an amazing speech at a New Democrat Network meeting recently. Want to know how Agassi's idea for electric cars got $200 million -- the "largest seed round of any venture in history?" Then you have to check out his speech below the fold ...

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    Zap CEO talks and talks about Zap-X, Alias, Coke deal, and more

    Zap's CEO Steve Schneider did a very interesting audio interview with CEONEWS.Tv recently where he talked about the Zap-X, the Zap-Coke deal and the future of the company. On Zap-X, Schneider says Chinese automaker Youngman owns 51 percent stake in the Detroit Electric joint venture, while Zap owns ...

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    GM CEO responds to Lutz's global warming's a "total crock of sh*t" comment

    Wall Street Journal blogs about GM CEO Rick Wagoner recent talk to reporters in Washington about GM chairman Bob Lutz's recent comment that global warming is "a total crock of sh*t." Wagoner backed away from the comment, saying that "the comments weren't coming out of the company" and "I would have ...

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    GM CEO asks car dealerships to lobby state, local government against regulating tailpipe emissions

    Say hello to the newest government lobbying group: car salesmen! The AP is reporting that GM CEO Rick Wagoner asked car dealerships to lobby their state and local governments to not regulate tailpipe emissions. Here is exactly what Rick said in a speech at the National Automobile Dealers ...

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    Walmart CEO: "there is a place for Wal-Mart in the hybrid electric or plug-in electric car market"

    We just told you about rumors of Wal-mart getting into the EV business. I tracked down the source to a speech by Wal-mart CEO Lee Scott. Here is the the full text, video and what he said about plug-in hybrids:Now let me turn to something that you might think is completely out there. I have been ...

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    USA Today survey: 13 percent of CEOs drive a hybrid

    USA Today asked 90 CEOs what they drive and thirteen percent said they drive a hybrid. Here are the some of the reasons the CEOs gave for choosing a hybrid: Phil Libin, CEO of the Sunnyvale, California technology company EverNote, says his Lexus GS450 is like "driving a giant Bluetooth ...

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    Roger Smith's green vision for GM

    Roger Smith, the former General Motors CEO who oversaw the company through the '80s and had a very green vision for GM, died two days ago. Here is a quote from the LA Times by Roger about hybrid cars from an interview he did in 1990 with University of Michigan business historian David Lewis.Wait ...

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    Wagoner through the years - video interviews with the GM CEO, 1999-2006

    There are three video interviews on YouTube from The Charlie Rose Show with GM's president and CEO Rick Wagoner. They were done in 1999, 2002 and 2006. It's really an amazing look at the developments in the car industry over those years. In the 1999 interview, the two men talk about "unheard of" ...

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    Tesla Roadster might be delayed, but probably not

    And the other shoe drops. In an e-mail to customers, Tesla's Ex-CEO hinted that the Tesla may be delayed. Here is what he said. "And naturally, the question on many Tesla customers' minds is "When will I get my car?" The short answer is: We are still planning to start production of the Roadster by ...

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    BREAKING: Tesla to replace CEO

    digg_url = ''; Tesla Motors has replaced Martin Eberhard as CEO. The new CEO is Michael Marks. Marks is the former CEO of Flextronics and an early investor in Tesla. Elon Musk will post this news to the Tesla website Monday.Update: To ...


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