Top car design executive Ralph Gilles speaks out about diversity in the industry

You may not know Ralph Gilles by name but you may have owned (or admired) his cars: the Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram truck, to name a few.

Gilles, the 52-year-old chief design officer of Stellantis, the automotive giant that owns the Chrysler, Peugeot and Fiat brands, has been sketching cars and trucks for more than 30 years. He started as a designer in 1992 and quickly climbed the ladder at Chrysler, becoming president and CEO of Dodge and the SRT Brand. He now oversees the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Maserati marques, shaping future product and directing a large team of designers.

He has another mission at company: to make it more inclusive. Gilles, who is Black, serves as the executive sponsor of the Stellantis African Ancestry Network Diaspora (STAAND) and is active on the Stellantis Global Diversity Council.

The company announced last month that it was

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David Michery Shares Vision for Mullen Automotive on Industry Leading Podcast

BREA, Calif., Feb. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces a recently aired interview highlight conducted between Mark Greene from Cars Yeah Podcast and David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. Cars Yeah is an industry leading, automotive-centric podcast recognized by the Dupont Registry that features one-to-one interviews with entrepreneurs and leaders in the automotive industry.  In total, Mark has interviewed over 2,000 Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts™.

“I had a great conversation with Mark from Cars Yeah Podcast, discussing the holistic EV infrastructure we are working on building to ensure a bright future for Mullen Automotive and the FIVE EV Crossover. It was a wonderful experience being featured on Cars Yeah and I’m delighted that listeners had this opportunity to learn more about our company, what makes us tick and about

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Once niche, Tesla capitalises on Japan’s late embrace of EVs | Automotive Industry

Tatsuya Arai, a 36-year-old entrepreneur in Tokyo, never saw the appeal of owning a car until he watched a YouTube video featuring a Tesla Inc. The Model 3, with its sleek exterior and innovative dash, looked like a neat solution considering he was moving from the city’s bustling Shibuya district to a quieter waterfront area and needed a way to get around.

“It was like buying a gadget,” he said.

Arai joined a small but growing number of electric vehicle owners in Japan. While EVs account for only 1% of overall car sales, well behind China and parts of Europe, they’re finally starting to catch on. In 2021, new registrations of imported EVs nearly tripled to 8,610, a small but remarkable shift in a country where overall automobile sales have stalled.

With its high per-capita income and enthusiasm for high-end European cars such as Mercedes-Benz, Japan initially looked like a

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What Are The Different Varieties Of Auto Industry Jobs?

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