Month: June 2022

Ferrari names luxury goods executive Carla Liuni its chief brand officer

Ferrari names luxury goods executive Carla Liuni its chief brand officer

Ferrari has named Carla Liuni, an executive with experience in jewelry, luxury goods and at consumer goods corporation Proctor & Gamble, as chief brand officer. Liuni, 55, starts her new post in September and will report to CEO Benedetto Vigna. She will be based in Milan. Vigna said Liuni’s experience in building global luxury brands …

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BMW EV prototype will test 600-mile range battery from Michigan startup ONE

BMW EV prototype will test 600-mile range battery from Michigan startup ONE

Michigan battery startup Our Next Energy is moving beyond what founder Mujeeb Ijaz calls “a scientific curiosity.” The company, which aims to double the range of vehicles compared with today’s standards, is placing its hybrid battery technology into a BMW prototype. The two companies said Tuesday they’ve signed an agreement to integrate ONE’s long-range battery …

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LMP Automotive sues over held deposits in terminated acquisitions

LMP Automotive sues over held deposits in terminated acquisitions

LMP Automotive Holdings Inc. has sued two dealership owners, seeking a combined $3 million in deposits the auto retailer made to acquire stores and property in New York and Texas. The lawsuits follow LMP Automotive terminating the deals this year. An affiliate of the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retailer filed a lawsuit May 27 in federal …

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Geely founder Li’s venture acquires majority stake in smartphone maker Meizu

Geely founder Li’s venture acquires majority stake in smartphone maker Meizu

SHANGHAI — A venture run by the founder of Zhejiang Geely Holding plans to acquire a 79 percent stake in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu, a statement published by China’s anti-monopoly regulator indicated on Monday. The State Administration of Market Regulation said that Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology Co. had agreed to purchase the stake from two …

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Insurers and car manufacturers: how to unlock the potential of true collaboration

Insurers and car manufacturers: how to unlock the potential of true collaboration

Car manufacturers (i.e., OEMs – Original Equipment Manufacturers) and insurers have been cooperating to bring OEM-branded insurance propositions to customers for many years; nevertheless, they have not managed to fully untap the value of their collaboration yet. They need to alter the current paradigm by searching for a better common ground. Reinsurers can help by …

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Will electric scooters ever become safe?

Will electric scooters ever become safe?

At first, it seemed as though nothing could go wrong. Dockless shared electric scooters began showing up on the world’s streets in 2017, and the vanguard — techies, baristas, twentysomething daredevils — hopped on and rode, confident they were tilting against two looming threats, urban congestion and climate change. The future of scootering seemed so …

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Striking truckers in South Korea could block coal to power plant

Striking truckers in South Korea could block coal to power plant

Striking South Korean truckers are considering blocking shipments of coal to a power plant if the government rejects their demands for minimum pay guarantees, a senior trade union official said Monday. The Cargo Truckers Solidarity Union, on strike for a seventh day, is weighing several options to press its demands, including stopping coal to generate …

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