Michigan Joins California in Suing Feds Over Bid to Roll Back Mpg Rules
May 28, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA consistently urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for continued progress in the... READ MORE
The Aftermarket’s Rise and Fall
May 28, 2020
As aftermarket sales spike during the COVID-19 crisis, stakeholders wonder whether the effects are temporary or if it means that the industry is recovering faster compared to other industries.... READ MORE
2020 Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Canceled
May 28, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Automotive Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony for this year. Read more here: https://www.autocareweek.com/2020-automotive-hall-of-fame-... READ MORE
PlanetM Awards $280K to Ease COVID-19 Transportation Problems in Michigan
May 28, 2020
Michigan Economic Development Corp.'s PlanetM will award $280,000 to five companies creating solutions to transportation issues caused by COVID-19. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.... READ MORE
MERA to Host Sustainable Manufacturing Days on June 15 and 16
May 28, 2020
MERA invites you to attend Sustainable Manufacturing Days on June 15 and 16, an online event for the remanufacturing industry that will be hosted by the MERA Executive Councils. The event... READ MORE
Ford's Police Interceptor Vehicles Can Now Turn Up the Heat on Coronavirus
May 28, 2020
Ford will be launching new software for its line of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The new technology will be able to heat the interior of the vehicle... READ MORE
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Discontinues New-Truck Sales
May 28, 2020
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will discontinue new truck sales in the U.S. and Canada to shift to a service-based business model. Read more here: https://www.worktruckonline.com/359173/... READ MORE
Trucking Companies Adapt to Coronavirus Realities
May 28, 2020
Companies like Roadrunner Freight and U.S. Xpress have adapted their business models and deployed tools to keep themselves safe and operational during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here:... READ MORE
MEMA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urge Lawmakers to Provide Temporary Liability Relief Legislation
May 27, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter signed by MEMA and more than 200 other trade associations urging Congressional lawmakers to pass temporary liability relief for businesses working to... READ MORE
Hoyer Says House and Senate Close on PPP Loan Extension
May 27, 2020
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) stated that the House and Senate should be able to quickly come to an agreement on new rules to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that will give more... READ MORE
SBA Approves $4.4 Mil for Paycheck Protection Program
May 27, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA) approved more than $4.4 million through May 23, increasing the net amount of available funds to over $511.2 billion. Read the full report here: https... READ MORE
SBA Interim Final Rules Provide Additional Information and Extensions to Safe Harbor on the Paycheck Protection Program
May 27, 2020
Three interim final rules provide clarity and safe harbor extensions for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The first interim final rule helps borrowers prepare and apply for loan... READ MORE
House, Senate Lawmakers Propose Essential Workers Fund
May 27, 2020
The House and Senate both introduced legislation that would provide compensation to essential workers infected or killed by the coronavirus. The Senate bill, the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act,... READ MORE
OESA Announces 2020 Automotive Insiders Series: An Industry Disrupted for all MEMA Division Members
May 27, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic will continue to be far-reaching throughout the mobility industry. As organizations ramp up operations, many are having to make mission-critical decisions... READ MORE
Canadian Government Orders 10 Million Face Masks from GM
May 27, 2020
General Motors’s factory in Oshawa, Ontario, began developing 10 million face masks for the Canadian government on May 26 to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
France Unveils $8.8 billion Rescue for Ailing Car Industry
May 27, 2020
To help the automotive industry in France weather the financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the French government is giving 12,000 euros to consumers who purchase an electric vehicle... READ MORE
Costly EVs Confront Harsh Coronavirus Reality
May 27, 2020
The economic downturn for the automotive industry triggered by the coronavirus pandemic puts future EV projects at risk for many auto manufacturers. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/... READ MORE
Volkswagen Just Unveiled an Uber Nostalgic All-Electric Microbus
May 27, 2020
Volkswagen plans to produce an all-electric version of its Microbus model in 2022. The automaker will work with eClassics to revamp the 1950’s classic for the modern era. Read more here:... READ MORE
Whitmer Allows Doctor Visits, Auto Sales by Appointment, Gatherings of 10 or Less
May 26, 2020
In an executive order signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on May 21, Michigan eased restrictions today for auto dealerships and other retail shops by allowing customers to visit by appointment.... READ MORE