Trump Signs 'Phase One' China Trade Deal, But Most Tariffs Remain in Place
January 15, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The incremental progress in this Phase One U.S. – China agreement restores trade certainty to our bilateral relationship and will benefit motor vehicle... READ MORE
McConnell: Senate to Vote on New Trade Deal Before Impeachment Trial
January 15, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is pleased that the U.S. Senate plans to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will... READ MORE
Trump Administration Moves Closer to Rolling Back MPG Increases
January 15, 2020
WASHINGTON -- New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals... READ MORE
Global Summit will Explore Global Shifts in Automotive Trade
January 15, 2020
Donna Wagner, MAAP, will share her insights on this pressing topic at the 2020 AASA Global Summit. Wagner is an aftermarket veteran and former college professor who has spent considerable time... READ MORE
PSA Names Former Renault, Nissan Execs to Head Citroen, DS Brands
January 15, 2020
PARIS -- PSA Group named Vincent Cobee, a former Renault-Nissan alliance executive, as CEO of the Citroen brand, replacing Linda Jackson, who will take on a strategic role within the group.... READ MORE
BMW's U.S. Plant Sets Record for Output in 2019
January 15, 2020
BMW's largest plant in the world, in Spartanburg, S.C., delivered a record 411,620 vehicles last year, as global demand for crossovers soared. The seven million square-foot factory, which... READ MORE
NTSB to Determine Cause of 2018 Fatal Tesla Crash in Calif.
January 15, 2020
WASHINGTON -- The National Transportation Safety Board will meet on Feb. 25 to determine the probable cause of the 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle in Mountain View, Calif., the agency said... READ MORE
New Jersey Drivers May Soon Get $5,000 Rebates for Electric Cars
January 15, 2020
New Jersey is on the cusp of taking its biggest step yet to promote electric vehicles. The state’s Senate and Assembly passed a bill late Monday calling for two million plug-in electric... READ MORE
Volvo Building U.S. Battery Assembly Plant
January 15, 2020
Volvo will build its own U.S. battery assembly plant as it readies a line of electric vehicles for this market. The expansion is part of a previously announced $600 million project that the... READ MORE
Honda, Isuzu Power Up Fuel Cell Partnership for Heavy-Duty Trucks
January 15, 2020
TOKYO -- Japan's Honda Motor Co. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. on Wednesday said they would jointly research the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by... READ MORE
Longtime Supplier Executive Charles Becker Dies at 72
January 15, 2020
DETROIT -- Former automotive supplier owner, investor and philanthropist Charles "Chuck" Becker died Jan. 10 from a neurodegenerative disease. He was 72. Becker's father, Leonard, started... READ MORE
China to Ramp Up U.S. Car, Aircraft, Energy Purchases in Trade Deal-Source
January 14, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is encouraged by the news that the President will be announcing a “Phase One” trade agreement with China tomorrow at the White House.  We are... READ MORE
U.S., EU, Japan Push for Pact to Rein in China's State Subsidies
January 14, 2020
The U.S., EU and Japan are pushing for an agreement on measures to curb state-support of industries with the goal of eventually limiting how much China backs its private companies, according... READ MORE
Eric Farnsworth to Discuss the Political and Social State of Latin America at the 2020 AASA Global Summit
January 14, 2020
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA announced that Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and the Americas Society, will be a featured speaker during the 2020 AASA Global... READ MORE
‘Who Pays?’: 80+ Percent of Auto Body Shops Say Insurers Paying Scans ‘Most,’ ‘All’ of the Time
January 14, 2020
A fall survey of several hundred collision repairers found virtually all of them seeking payment for pre- and post-repair scans and insurers frequently agreeing to cover that bill. More than... READ MORE
France Expects Renault to Name New CEO in a Few Days
January 14, 2020
PARIS -- French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday he expected Renault to name its new CEO in a few days. Luca de Meo, who stepped down as the head of Volkswagen Group... READ MORE
Porsche Defies Industry Gloom with 10 Percent Rise in 2019 Global Sales
January 14, 2020
FRANKFURT -- Porsche shrugged off a widespread industry slowdown, reporting record deliveries for last year and predicting that its first all-electric model, the Taycan, will foster further growth... READ MORE
Automotive Motors Market – Industry Analysis and Forecast (2017-2024)
January 14, 2020
Automotive Motors Market is expected to reach USD 38.50 Billion by 2024 from USD 24.21 Billion in 2016 at CAGR of 5.97 percent (Detailed analysis of the market CAGR is provided in the report... READ MORE
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference to Open with The Real-World View: A Global Perspective
January 14, 2020
Research Triangle Park, NC – January 13, 2020 – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and... READ MORE