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James Crellin, former director of communications at GM, dies

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by madopal James Crellin, former director of communications at General Motors, where he worked for 25 years after a short career in journalism, died Nov. 4 at his home in Michigan. He was 81. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Peter Schutz, former CEO who saved Porsche 911, dies at 87

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by JeepersMedia Peter Schutz, the American auto executive credited with saving the Porsche 911 from extinction in the 1980s and turning around the Porsche brand in the process, died over the weekend. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla exec

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by Frankenspotter Photography SF Motors, a California-based electric vehicle unit of China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, acquired an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla executive Martin Eberhard for $ 33 million. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Faraday to lease former tire plant in California

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by CarSpotter Struggling EV startup Faraday Future will use an existing California factory for its first production vehicle, due in 2018, pivoting from an earlier plan to build a plant in Nevada. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Former FBI boss expected to leave role at Takata fund to head U.S. election probe

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by CarSpotter Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named in April to lead a compensation fund for automakers and people harmed by faulty Takata airbags, was appointed special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential… … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Former Saab CEO Muller, other execs cleared of tax, fraud charges

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by Frankenspotter Photography A Swedish court acquitted former top managers at Saab of tax evasion and fraud charges relating to their failed attempts to save the famed Swedish brand, which went bust in 2011. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed