AD #2130 – FCA Searches for Next CEO, Munich Considers Diesel Ban, Waymo Retires Bubble Car Fleet

June 14th, 2017 at 11:56am

Runtime: 7:44

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- FCA’s CEO Candidates
- Nissan Celebrates Electric Past
- Waymo Retires Bubble Car Fleet
- Chevy Builds First Autonomous Bolt EVs
- AV Legislation Proposed
- China’s Ambitious EV Plans
- Munich Considers Diesel Ban
- Ford & DHL Team to Build Electric Delivery Vans

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11 Comments to “AD #2130 – FCA Searches for Next CEO, Munich Considers Diesel Ban, Waymo Retires Bubble Car Fleet”

  1. G.A.Branigan Says:

    No to Manley to head up fca.He sits on his butt and lets great opportunities pass him by.He could have,and should have had a Jeep wrangler diesel out years ago. He’s too conservative with the jeep brand.I would hate to see what he wouldn’t do with the whole company.

  2. Roger Blose Says:

    Does Mark Fields have a non-compete employment clause? I remember that Jim Farley did not have one while at Lexus and when he jumped to Ford, Toyota went nuts and forced all remaining executives to sign up.

  3. G.A.Branigan Says:

    I’d like to see Fields get the job.He’s young and has the energy.In fact,I think he would be the best pick.Just because ford 86′d him,doesn’t mean he is not qualified.And the Lee Iacocca reference is spot on.

  4. ARHPG Says:

    Thumbs Up for Mark Fields, but he probably cannot (without a waiver) make the competitive switch for at least five years. However, he would surely be ideal for this job — a relatively young but seasoned, highly talented American businessman (and car guy) with a global vision to lead one of the storied automotive corporations in the world! It would be an outstanding match, both for FCA and for Mark Fields; perhaps too good to be true.

  5. merv Says:

    Mark Fields running FCA, I hope that works out

  6. Chuck Grenci Says:

    While not specifically mentioned, but alluded to from the picture and mentioning assembly plant, the Bolt autonomous production is the first vehicle that was produced using assembly line technique. (it was mentioned in the referred article however); that is indeed a modest move to make the autonomous vehicle more mainstream.

  7. G.A.Branigan Says:

    “a non-compete employment clause”. Does that mean a person can’t,( for 5 years ),earn a living in their chosen field?

  8. Brett Says:

    I question the applicability of a non-compete clause when you’ve been terminated.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Wouldn’t a non-compete clause apply more to someone who quit, that someone who was fired?

  10. Drew Says:

    Mark’s compensation from Ford is enough for many people to live on for the rest of their lives. He can afford to either wait 5 years (but FCA can’t wait) or to forfeit his Ford separation compensation. But I think if FCA goes for Mark, they’ll have issues with the existing FCA leadership team (just as Bunkie experienced when he arrived at Ford from GM).

  11. Roger T Says:

    A non-compete would only make sense if there is a severance package tied to it, very likely it is the case for Fields. Commonly 6 months to a year is wait period.

    Why are google’s lidars so big? Their Pacifica looks like an ambulance.