Car Shoppers Clamor for Online Transactions, But Hurdles Remain
January 22, 2019
Dave Smith Motors sells about 150 used vehicles a month to online customers, many of them far from the Kellogg, Idaho, store. But while those buyers can complete much of the paperwork electronically... READ MORE
TomTom at a Crossroads After $1 Billion Sale of Telematics Unit
January 22, 2019
AMSTERDAM -- TomTom will remain independent and grow its core digital maps business, its CEO said today after the company agreed to sell its fleet management business to Japan’s Bridgestone for 910... READ MORE
BMW, Mercedes Could Develop Compact Cars Together, Paper Says
January 22, 2019
BMW and Mercedes-Benz could jointly develop the next generations of their compact cars -- the BMW 1 series and the Mercedes A-class family -- as part of a wider cooperation that would also include... READ MORE
Renault to Replace Carlos Ghosn as CEO, Chairman at Thursday Meeting
January 22, 2019
Renault SA plans to name a successor to its jailed chairman and chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, at a board meeting Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.   The French auto... READ MORE
Truckers See Momentum Slowing Heading into 2019
January 22, 2019
Trucking companies face an uphill climb in 2019 as a freight boom that delivered record profit for carriers over the past year begins to soften.   Fleets extracted double-digit rate increases... READ MORE
Toyota, Panasonic Launch Battery Venture to Expand EV Push
January 22, 2019
TOKYO -- Toyota and Panasonic are launching a joint venture next year to make electric vehicle batteries, leveraging the heft of one of the world’s largest automakers and battery makers to expand... READ MORE
Bosch Is Feeding an Appetite for Chips
January 22, 2019
LAS VEGAS -- The biggest single investment in Robert Bosch’s history is taking place now at the auto supplier’s semiconductor business in Dresden, Germany. The $1.1 billion spend to construct its... READ MORE
NAM Weekly Economic Report: Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Rises
January 22, 2019
 The Weekly Toplines   Manufacturing production rebounded strongly in December after some softness in the prior three months, jumping 1.1 percent for the month. Over the past 12... READ MORE
EU Examines Tariffs on Industrial Goods Ahead of U.S. Trade Talks
January 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry, including testifying at the U.S. Trade Representative’s public hearing... READ MORE
Trade Tensions Will Outlast Trump, China Expert Warns
January 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: In its statement on Dec. 3 regarding the trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global... READ MORE
MEMA Trade Policies Video Now Available
January 18, 2019
MEMA and AASA joined with Aftermarket Business World to present a webinar on Jan. 17 to assist suppliers and channel partners in understanding U.S. trade and tariff policies – what’s in effect now,... READ MORE
Gripped by Ghosn Crisis, Renault Expects Slight Sales Growth
January 18, 2019
PARIS -- Renault expects to deliver sales growth in 2019, despite the imminent ouster of Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn and tension with alliance partner Nissan.   “Volumes... READ MORE
Colorado Mandates ZEV Program
January 18, 2019
In his first executive order since taking office this month, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Jan. 17 directed state agencies to develop policies encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles in the... READ MORE
Tesla to Cut Work Force 7%; Musk Expects ‘Tiny’ Q4 Profit
January 18, 2019
Tesla Inc. said today it plans to cut 7 percent of its work force as the electric automaker looks to trim costs and be consistently profitable while it ramps up the production of its crucial Model 3... READ MORE
Standard Motor Products Named ‘2018 Supplier of the Year’ by O’Reilly Auto Parts
January 18, 2019
NEW YORK -- Standard Motor Products Inc. announces that it was named ‘2018 Supplier of the Year’ by O’Reilly Auto Parts.   SMP was presented with the prestigious award during last week’s O’... READ MORE
ZF Acquires Automotive Division of Romanian Engineering Services Provider BeeSpeed In Timisoara
January 18, 2019
ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired the automotive division of Romanian engineering service provider BeeSpeed. The new ZF subsidiary BeeSpeed Technical Engineering Center S.R.L. employs more than 100... READ MORE
Trump Tariffs Force Tough Choices at U.S. Auto Suppliers
January 17, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. Detailed information about proposed and applied tariffs as well as... READ MORE
Don’t Miss It: MEMA Trade Policies Webinar Is Today!
January 17, 2019
Suppliers and channel partners need to understand U.S. trade and tariff policies – what’s in effect now, what lies ahead and how this will impact business. MEMA and AASA have joined with Aftermarket... READ MORE
Affordable, Accessible Mobility Services Would Upset Vehicle Sales, Cox Says
January 17, 2019
DETROIT -- If alternatives to traditional vehicle ownership were more accessible and affordable, consumers would be less likely to buy cars -- perhaps driving U.S. retail vehicle sales down by as... READ MORE