Michigan Joins California in Suing EPA Over Bid to Revoke Emissions Waiver
November 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has consistently supported a One National Program negotiated with California. MEMA has repeatedly urged the National Highway Traffic Safety... READ MORE
On the Big Stage: The Next Round of the Automechanika Body & Paint Championships is on Tap in Shanghai
November 18, 2019
Which Chinese painter will take the prize in Shanghai at the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships? On 6 December 2019 a panel of experts will choose the next finalist for the grand... READ MORE
Ferrari Aims to Entice New Buyers with Roma Coupe
November 18, 2019
Rome — Ferrari unveiled a new, easy-driving coupe dubbed Roma aimed at attracting buyers who have been intimidated by sports cars and perhaps even the Prancing Horse’s racing heritage.... READ MORE
Ford Wants to Sell You an Electric S.U.V. It’s Called a Mustang.
November 18, 2019
Ford Motor’s latest offering seems like an oxymoron twice over: It’s a sport utility vehicle that’s electric … that’s a Mustang. It’s also Detroit’s biggest bet yet on a mass-market future... READ MORE
Strong Trailer Orders Signal Confidence in 2020 Freight Market
November 18, 2019
Trailer orders came roaring back last month after a disappointing September, landing in line with expectations at 31,800 units – a 71 percent from the month before – according to preliminary data... READ MORE
They Turn ’49 Mercurys and Shelby Cobras into EVs, One Tesla Carcass at a Time
November 18, 2019
In a garage near South Los Angeles, metal fabricator Greg Abbott fits battery packs borrowed from a decommissioned Fiat 500E under the hood of a 1965 Mustang. In Oceanside, Calif., former... READ MORE
Autos and Ongoing Global Weaknesses Pull Manufacturing Production Lower
November 18, 2019 by Chad Moutray
Manufacturing production declined 0.6 percent in October, extending the 0.5 percent loss in September and falling for the seventh time year to date. The latest decrease was led by a sharp... READ MORE
House Speaker Seeks to Pass Trade Deal with Mexico, Canada This Year
November 15, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is urging the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE
U.S.-China Trade Deal Near, but Trump Not Ready to Sign Off, Kudlow Says
November 15, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Regarding trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
GM Looking into Making Its ECUs More Aftermarket Friendly: Report
November 15, 2019
Once upon a time, modifying a car was a basic rite-of-passage for aspiring gearheads. These days, electronic engine management systems actually make the process of finding more horsepower rather... READ MORE
Ford Recalls More than 135,000 F-150 Pickups
November 15, 2019
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said it's recalling America's best-selling vehicle for an improperly secured part that could lead to the engine stalling or a loss of braking or steering assist. The... READ MORE
Daimler’s New CEO Warns Electric-Car Shift Will Be Painful
November 15, 2019
Daimler AG’s new chief executive officer warned there will be no quick fix for the automaker’s struggle to revive squeezed profit margins during a costly shift to electric and self-driving cars... READ MORE
Capitol Christmas Tree Kicks off the Holiday Season for Trucking
November 15, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/344699/capitol-... READ MORE
‘Ford v Ferrari’ Review: Hurtling Down the Glory Road
November 15, 2019
For all its thunderous exhaust notes—movies about car racing sound like operas scored entirely for bassos—“Ford v Ferrari” has significant things to say on worthy subjects: art v commerce, the... READ MORE
Trump Promises Imported Car Tariff Decision 'Very Soon'
November 14, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has argued consistently that the importation of motor vehicle parts does not represent a national security risk. Imposing Section 232 tariffs on autos and... READ MORE
Lithium Producers Hit by First Big Downturn of EV Era
November 14, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- The burgeoning lithium industry, which produces the powerhouse metal used to make electric vehicle batteries, has entered its first major downturn, an unwelcome bruising for... READ MORE
Hyundai to Expand Ala. Plant to Build Santa Cruz Pickup
November 14, 2019
Hyundai Motor Co. will invest $410 million to expand its Alabama plant in preparation to build the Santa Cruz pickup — a vehicle highly anticipated by dealers — with production starting in 2021... READ MORE
Germany Welcomes Tesla Factory as Boost to E-Car Shift
November 14, 2019
BERLIN -- The German government on Wednesday welcomed Tesla's decision to open a car factory near Berlin, a move it believes will turbo-charge the country's shift into the electric car era even as... READ MORE
VW Adds Battery Pack Plant to Tenn. Expansion Plans
November 14, 2019
Volkswagen of America will build a 198,000-square-foot factory next door to its Chattanooga Assembly plant to assemble battery packs for its upcoming line of battery electric vehicles, the... READ MORE