Democrats, Trump Trade Negotiator Near Deal for Trade Pact
December 9, 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
China Says Hopes It Can Reach Trade Agreement with U.S. as Soon as Possible
December 9, 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... READ MORE
Mass. Advocates Announce 102K Signatures to Get ‘Right to Repair’ Update on 2020 Ballot
December 9, 2019
Citing “a lack of progress on an update to the law in the Legislature,” the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition announced Thursday it had provided 102,000 signatures to get the... READ MORE
GM Pulls Out of Russian Car Assembly Business with AvtoVAZ Deal
December 9, 2019
MOSCOW -- Russia's biggest automaker AvtoVAZ said on Monday it would buy out General Motors from their joint venture producing vehicles in Russia under the Chevrolet brand, effectively ending... READ MORE
FCA May Face $1.5 Billion Tax Bill Related to Italy Exit
December 9, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may face a significant tax bill from half a decade ago, related to moving its official home from Italy to the Netherlands. As part of the transaction that changed... READ MORE
Wacky Cybertruck Design Inspired by Bond Movie
December 9, 2019
A 1976 Lotus Esprit that was used as a James Bond movie prop, abandoned in a storage space and now belongs to Elon Musk helped inspire the futuristic, angular design for Tesla's... READ MORE
Ford Recalls Big Pickups; Tailgates Can Open Unexpectedly
December 9, 2019
Detroit – Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 262,000 heavy-duty pickup trucks in the U.S. and Canada because the tailgates can open unexpectedly. The recall covers F-250, F-350 and F-... READ MORE
Report: In Trying to Repeal Glider Truck Limits, EPA Skipped Required Steps in Rule Process
December 9, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog panel says the agency skirted required steps in the process of crafting a rule to repeal regulations that capped production of glider kit... READ MORE
Trump to Sign U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Proclamation Next Week: Trade Representative
December 6, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and MEMA has supported a U.S.-Japan agreement. We are encouraged by this... READ MORE
AASA Hosts Automotive Aftermarket Summit at Automechanika Shanghai
December 6, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Summit is a key program of Automechanika Shanghai. The Summit took place Dec. 4 and is co-organized by AASA, China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd and... READ MORE
Ford is Letting People Bring Dogs to Work in Bid to Lure Tech Talent
December 6, 2019
DETROIT -- This year when Ford Motor Co. went outside the company for the first time in 70 years to hire a CFO, he came with an impressive pedigree -- a resume that included top jobs at... READ MORE
Tesla’s China-Made Cars Qualify for the Country's Subsidies
December 6, 2019
Tesla Inc.’s made-in-China sedans qualified to receive subsidies in the country, a potential boon for Elon Musk’s electric-car maker as it prepares to start selling locally-built models in the... READ MORE
VW Group Shuffles Design Leadership
December 6, 2019
Volkswagen Group promoted Klaus Bischoff to oversee the automaker's design activities and named Rolls-Royce's former design chief, Jozef Kaban, to a similar role at the VW passenger cars brand... READ MORE
The Blurring Lines of Aftermarket Distribution to be Addressed at the 8th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference
December 6, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC – December 5, 2019 – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA),... READ MORE
Loss of Sight Hasn’t Stopped Jaguar Restorer Stew Jones, as This Award-Winning Documentary Shows
December 6, 2019
Striving for excellence is a most human trait, one that isn’t bound by limitations either inherent or imposed. Why should the loss of a physical sense—eyesight, as an example—preclude a person... READ MORE
GOP, Auto Industry Fight FCC Plan to Split Safety Spectrum
December 5, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: It is critical that 5.9 GHz spectrum remain reserved for the transportation industry. This spectrum must be preserved as intended and maintained in its entirety... READ MORE
Trump’s US-Japan Trade Deal Wins Japan Parliament Approval
December 5, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and MEMA has supported a U.S.-Japan agreement. We are encouraged by this... READ MORE
Bugatti Unveils the World’s Fastest Production Car to the U.S.—and Only 30 Will Be Made
December 5, 2019
French pinnacle supercar manufacturer Bugatti has unveiled its top-of-the-line, limited-edition Chiron Super Sport 300+. This model is based on a specially built, one-off Bugatti track car that... READ MORE
GM, LG Chem Form Joint Venture to Make Batteries Near Lordstown
December 5, 2019
DETROIT — General Motors and LG Chem will invest a combined $2.3 billion to mass produce battery cells in northeastern Ohio, near its former Lordstown assembly plant, the companies said... READ MORE