The latest results showed that the core VW brand posted sharply increased profits for 2017, even if the costs for dealing with the diesel emissions scandal remained high across the group.
Mr Mueller, a company veteran, was installed at short notice in 2015, a week after the company admitted to cheating United States diesel emission tests, prompting criticism from some investors who said that only an outsider could rebuild trust in the business. Now, he's poised to take VW's top job. The volume group will consist of Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat.
Mueller's replacement with VW brand chief Diess follows slow progress in reorganizing the group's auto brands, a key pillar of "Strategy 2025" to transform the Germany's biggest vehicle company into a leader in cleaner cars and to move on from its diesel emissions scandal of 2015.
"Bringing Herbert Diess' CEO nomination forward is the next step in transforming VW into a more modern and effective company", Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst said in a note.
Volkswagen announced the CEO change on Tuesday in a short and cryptic statement, abruptly ending the reign of Mueller who took over at VW a week after it was plunged into its biggest-ever corporate scandal.
Mr Mueller had been running Porsche before being elevated to replace Martin Winterkorn as VW chief.
The void has been filled by VW's powerful labor unions, which already had significant influence at the carmaker before the "Dieselgate" crisis.
An agreement was made between the automaker's Management Board, plant management, and the worker's council.
Sources close to VW said the controlling Porsche-Piech families and Lower Saxony had decided they could not afford to wait because of the risk of the changes being leaked.
It said chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch will spearhead the transition, and that there is no certainty that personnel changes will in fact occur.
Minnesota will use 20 percent of the money to help pay for cleaner school buses, 35 percent for cleaner heavy duty on-road vehicles like trucks, 15 percent for cleaner off-road heavy equipment, 15 percent for buying new heavy duty electric vehicles and 15 percent for new electric vehicle charging stations.
Tensions flared in recent weeks between Mr Mueller and Lower Saxony's leadership, which is represented on the supervisory board.
Labor leaders opposed Mueller's plans for selling motorcycle maker Ducati and have scuppered other cost cut plans in the past.
The unit, which shares little or no overlap with the manufacturer's other divisions, will change its legal structure to prepare its access to capital markets, VW said in a separate statement.
Now, let's look at the teams most in need of a quarterback in this year's NFL Draft , ranking them from No. 5 to No. 1. They gave Smith a huge extension, but he's also 33 years old and they built an out into it after the 2020 season.
Yet independent of the Knicks' struggles, the reality is that Hornacek was not hired by their general manager, Scott Perry. He spent six-plus seasons with the team during his 17-year career and is held in high regards by most Knicks fans.
The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if required. Carriers will be able to order new A330 jets fitted with the modules, or retrofit planes already in service.
The scientists adjusted for the expected health problems in owls and still found the 10 percent higher risk of death. The habits of a night owl are one thing that may increase the risk for early death.
The driver's supposed to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, to monitor the fallible system. A few weeks removed from the accident, there's now word that Huang's family is gearing up to sue Tesla .
The year-old regional crisis, marked by neighboring countries cutting air, sea and land links to Qatar, continues. The UAE, meanwhile, would also build a nuclear waste site at the closest point near its border with Qatar.
So to make them care it's only recently that Facebook has allowed you to download all of the data that they have on you. Silicon Valley wants to make sure young companies get the same chance Facebook has had to put their data to use.
An additional fatality in Panama was due to a "shipwreck", bringing the death toll directly associated with Nate to 45. Four notable storms from the 2017 season had names that will no longer be used for hurricanes, according to the U.N.
Palestinian rights advocates argued the claims of Hamas affiliation were meant to retroactively justify the killing. The army said the bomb was planted under cover of mass protests along the Gaza-Israel border since March 30.
Thus, at the very start of the new " God of War ", we come across an older, heavily bearded Kratos standing before a large tree. While not ideal and sometimes prone to making mistakes, Atreus usually knows what to do in certain situations.
Crown Prince Heads to Spain on Official Visit
He and Macron stated their conflicting views over the Iran nuclear deal , which both Saudi Arabia and the USA strongly criticize. Saudi Arabia leads a foreign coalition backing the Yemeni president who was forced out of office as the war broke out.
Nicki Minaj Details Why She Has Issues With Cardi B
What do I have to lie about? And he didn't back me up. "When he said the dream girl s*** on Rico I thought he was coming at me". People just want to pin it so much because it's entertainment.I spoke to [Minaj] before.I don't want nobody sneak-dissing me.
Uber rolls out safety features, including faster 911 calls
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson - he served during Obama's second term - will chair Uber's Safety Advisory Board . Uber's latest effort to deal with rider safety follows numerous past headlines about unsafe situations with drivers.
IMF's Lagarde warns China on 'Belt and Road' debt
Experiences from across the globe show that there is always a risk of potentially failed projects and the misuse of funds". Xi has touted the plan as a way to foster development and economic integration.
FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office
She claims Mr Trump did not sign the Hush Agreement so that he could distance himself from it, and from Ms Daniels. The special counsel's office and Justice Department declined to comment on the searches Monday.
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In addition, Russian operatives used bogus accounts in an effort to sow discord and shape voter opinion during the campaign. The 33-year-old founder of the social media service showed up wearing a dark suit and tie, instead of his usual T-shirt.