Diess' influence at Volkswagen would grow even further if the supervisory board supports long-standing plans to combine the carmakers' high number of independently operating brands into four core groups. For years, Volkswagen lied through its teeth to regulators and customers both at home and overseas about how clean its diesel cars were.
Herbert Diess, chief of the Volkswagen brand, was named to take over as CEO of the company as a whole.
"In a phase of profound upheaval in the automotive industry, it is vital for Volkswagen to pick up speed and make an unmistakable mark in e-mobility, the digitalization of the automobile and transportation as well as new mobility services", the new CEO added.
Volkswagen Group, the world's largest automaker by sales volume, has appointed a new CEO to replace the executive who helped steer the company out of its diesel emissions scandal and into a new era of investment in electric cars.
Volkswagen, which employes over 640,000 people, turned aggressively to electric cars under Mueller's leadership. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said.
He was replaced by Matthias Mueller, a Volkswagen stalwart who stepped up to guide the company through the storm-tossed waters that surrounded it because of the diesel cheating mess.
Mr Mueller had been running Porsche before being elevated to replace Martin Winterkorn. That project became much more urgent as the diesel scandal generated massive costs, and meant taking on established interest groups.
The 59-year-old has focused his reforms at the VW brand on procurement and process management to bring its cost structure and efficiency closer to that of rival Toyota, but stopped short of making sweeping job cuts. His successor is likely to be Gunnar Kilian, the current secretary general of VW's works council, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Mr Mueller - a veteran of the German auto company - was promoted from his role heading the Porsche division to take the job heading the entire group. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Volkswagen's long-time head of purchasing, will leave the company. Now, he's poised to take VW's top job.
On Tuesday, Mueller indicated his "basic willingness to play a part" in possible changes in the firm's leadership after a VW press release announced that the company was mulling changes within its top management echelons.
Police say they've identified the remains of three more people believed to be victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur . The Crown announced the new murder charge in a Toronto courtroom where McArthur appeared via video on Wednesday morning.
Since Google has appealed the judgement, it could be until sometime in 2018 before the final outcome its determined. After the February ruling, Google had referred to the issues raised by the Commission as "narrow concerns".
The plane had been transporting dozens of troops and equipment when it crashed, according to local reports . The plane was reportedly heading to Bechar, in the southwest of the country near the border with Morocco.
Earlier, SRH bowlers justified their Williamson's decision to bowl first producing a disciplined display to restrict Royals. Another good buy was JaydevUnadkat, whom the team acquired for Rs 11.5 crore, the 2 highest purchase of the team RR.
The last two UEFA Champions League semi-finalists will be decided on Wednesday as the quarter-finals come to an end. Under Pep they were so dominant offensively, had so much possession, so high up the pitch.
The woman who was responsible for filming the footage told MailOnline: "They were talking and being around each other all night". Khloe is now 9 months pregnant with her first child and it is thought she is in the hospital ready to have her baby today.
This time around, he likely won't take the big pay cut as there aren't incentives in doing so, according to Haynes . He went on to help the Warriors win the 2017 National Basketball Association title, and he was named Finals MVP.
It will average 3.8 percent this year and dip to 3.3 percent next year - the lowest figure in the post-World War II era. But such a measure has little chance of passing and the effort will largely be about political messaging.
Scotland Yard said it was liaising with Lewisham Council on an "appropriate management of the floral tributes". Video had earlier emerged online showing a man pulling floral tributes to Vincent down from fences.
Fann said it's important to recognize that most people who sustain a single concussion do not develop dementia. According to the study authors, more than 50 million people every year experience a traumatic brain injury.
Last month, Mueller said that chief executives of big companies deserved high pay because "one always has one foot in jail ". Since admitting to the scandal, VW has paid out nearly €25 billion in fines, compensation, recalls and refits.
Champions League: The most entertaining semi-final draw
Liverpool is flying England's flag, after they defeated another Premier League side Manchester City home and away. Paul will be in the hot-seat for kick-off (?) but we'll be building up to the draw throughout the morning.
Saudi Arabia, France sign deals worth $18bn
A lawyer representing a Yemeni human rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in France accusing Mohammed of complicity in torture. Macron hosted a gala send-off dinner for the crown prince at the presidential Elysee palace.
Woman charged with murdering wife, bail set at $3 million
In addition to 30 days in prison, she will face six years of probation and receive four felony convictions on her record. Samantha Snipes had just left an abusive relationship when she met the woman who would become her son's adoptive mother.
Tesla INC (Put) (TSLA) Stake Increased by Oz Management Lp
Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Tesla from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Tesla during the third quarter worth about $100,000.
Roma stun Barca 3-0 to progress in UCL
Still, this season already marks a turning point for Roma's American ownership team led by Boston executive James Pallotta. For Liverpool , paying 42 million euros (then $47 million) for the Egyptian forward now appears a bargain.