Blessing's removal will be part of a broader reshuffle that could affect other senior executives, the source said.
Volkswagen, which employes over 640,000 people, turned aggressively to electric cars under Mueller's leadership.
CEO Matthias Mueller will relinquish his post and will be succeeded by Herbert Diess, who had been serving as CEO of the VW brand and has gained a reputation for cost-cutting at the sprawling company.
The sprawling corporate network of Volkswagen now employs more than 600,000 staff across the world and includes the brands Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Seat, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Bentley, as well as a truck producers MAN and Scania.
A separately listed trucks and bus business could have a market value of up to 30 billion euros ($37 billion), Evercore ISI analysts have said. Amid opposition from labour leaders, he failed to sell motorbike maker Ducati a year ago. Predecessor Martin Winterkorn fell victim to the company's scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend 'caught cheating'
Kardashian is nine months pregnant, and the couple first announced they were expecting a baby in December. She also posted a series of explicit text messages said to be from Tristan, before deleting her posts.
Continuing, Reuters reports: "But the persistent tug of war between its controlling families, unions and other stakeholders have made it hard to drive through structural changes that investors have said are key to the company fulfilling its potential".
Diess's appointment comes two days after a company statement that was as surprising as it was cryptic, saying that Mueller had agreed "in principle" to contribute to a management change, without elaborating or mentioning his chosen successor by name. His contract is due to run until 2020.
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.
It is not clear to what extent any restructuring plans for the Volkswagen Group - which includes the VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands - will be decided at the board meeting, expected to start at 1500 GMT and last late into the night.
"The Volkswagen Group's goal is and remains to align the Company and its brands with future needs, to safeguard its position among the leaders of the worldwide automotive industry with innovativeness and profitability, and to be instrumental in shaping tomorrow's personal mobility with the strength of our Group brands", said Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Hans Dieter Pötsch.
On Wednesday, the two streaming giants expanded their existing partnership to offer consumers a rather attractive deal. Meanwhile, Spotify this week launched a new Premium subscription plan that includes Hulu for $12.99 a month .
CBO also projects 3.3 percent GDP growth in 2018 and 2.4 percent in 2019 - both higher estimates than CBO forecast a year ago . Van Hollen also expressed worry that Republicans will use this news to cut into entitlement programs like Social Security.
Since Google has appealed the judgement, it could be until sometime in 2018 before the final outcome its determined. Google has challenged the order of India's anti-trust body that found it guilty of "search bias".
Speaking about Mr Osborn-Brooks, she added: "One minute he is in his house and the next his life is turned upside down". The pensioner had found two men in his 1920s three-bed terraced house in the early hours of last Wednesday morning.
While Assad and his allies deny perpetrating chemical weapons attacks, the global community continues to collect damning evidence. Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not accept its arch-foe Iran entrenching itself militarily in Syria.
For her services, patients paid $33 (Sh3300) in a country where the average monthly wage is around $48 (Sh4800). Some of the women found out that they were being tricked after being pregnant longer than usual.
Considering the time gap between each release, it seems likely there will be no sign of a PS5 before the end of 2019. Last week, SemiAccurate claimed that Sony had shipped a large number of PS5 development kits to game developers.
Idsinga said the sprawling investigation is now scrutinizing 15 unsolved homicides that took place between 1975 and 1997. The new charge was announced as the 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom Wednesday morning.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators were at the site in Scottsdale Tuesday examining the burned wreckage. A single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Monday evening after leaving the airport, the authorities said.
It's unclear what operations or missions troops will perform along the border that might require them to carry weapons. The California Guard members may be deployed at the border , the coast and elsewhere statewide, Brown said.
It's the first time that Roma has reached the last four since it lost the 1984 final to Liverpool on penalties in its own stadium. They got off to the worst of starts, however, when Edin Dzeko opened the scoring for the hosts in just the 6th minute.
Hubbard claimed that her silver medal at the World Championships a year ago proves she does not have an unfair advantage. The Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive, David Grevemberg, has said that Hubbard had passed requirements.
Kevin Durant's Contract Plans For Offseason Are Revealed
He plans on re-signing with the Warriors in a deal that will undoubtedly make up for the pay cut he took this past summer. Or perhaps he'll opt for something in between - a longer deal with player options earlier in the contract.
3 civilians, 1 Indian soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
Army soldier take position behind trees during a gun battle between security forces and militants in Shopian in South Kashmir . At least one Army jawan and three civilians were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday.
Dozens of students injured in Long Island bus crash
A charter bus carrying teenagers has struck a bridge overpass on Long island , mangling the entire length of the top of the bus. The Nassau County police and the Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department set up a mass-casualty treatment triage and saved lives.
Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Ratings Summary on April 11, 2018
Morgan maintained it with "Sell" rating and $185.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) with "Buy" rating. This information shouldn't be overlooked due to the greatly float size in the stock of 125.86M shares. (NASDAQ: TSLA ).
Bill Cosby's $3.4M settlement: Evidence of guilt or greed?
Cosby , 80, was visibly shaken from the disturbance, but proceeded into the courthouse alongside his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt . However, the trial was halted soon after Cosby arrived after a juror was allegedly overheard saying Cosby was guilty.