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U.S.: Bid by Men to Avoid Extradition Over Ghosn Escape “Flawed”
June 17, 2020
Lawyers defending Michael and Peter Taylor, who were arrested in May for allegedly assisting former Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn flee Japan, asked a federal judge in Boston last week to void... READ MORE
GM's Cruise “Making Progress” on Self-Drive Technology
June 17, 2020
General Motors Co. CEO and Chairman Mary Barra told investors June 16 that the company and its subdivision, Cruise LLC, are, “working and steadily making progress on our technology milestones to... READ MORE
Register for HDMA Perspectives Webinar – Moving Through the Pandemic: The Fleet Perspective
June 17, 2020
HDMA is launching a new webinar series HDMA Perspectives, in which we examine the commercial vehicle industry from all viewpoints in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Perspectives... READ MORE
SBA Reopens EIDL Loan, $10K Grant Program
June 16, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has accepted applications again for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) as well as advances of up to $10,000. SBA had suspended the program back in... READ MORE
Tesla Negotiating Incentives for Possible Texas Assembly Plant, Report Says
June 16, 2020
According to a report from the Austin American-Statesman, Tesla is negotiating with Travis County in Texas to possibly build a new assembly plant in the area. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
VW Invests Extra $200M in QuantumScape
June 16, 2020
Volkswagen Group announced in a statement today that it has made an extra investment of up to $200 million into the battery company QuantumScape. VW states, “the goal is to drive forward the joint... READ MORE
Ford Rolls Out its First Mustang Mach 1 Since 2004
June 16, 2020
Ford revealed its new special edition Mach 1 today, with nearly double the horsepower of the original 1969 Mustang model. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/... READ MORE
Michigan, Fiat Chrysler Join Federal Self-Driving Car Initiative
June 16, 2020
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the state of Michigan will join an effort to increase transparency and safety in the testing of autonomous vehicles through the Department of Transportation’s... READ MORE
Cummins Appoint New Power Segment President, VP
June 16, 2020
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/10118680/cummins... READ MORE
NAFTA Replacement Looms as Carmakers Emerge from COVID-19 Shutdowns
June 15, 2020
Automakers and suppliers are focusing on the United States – Mexico – Canada (USMCA) Agreement, which will go into effect July 1. The agreement’s new rules of origin will require that automakers... READ MORE
Lear Adds Production to Make 500,000 Face Masks A Week
June 15, 2020
Lear Corp. will make up to 500,000 face masks per week for front line health workers combating the coronavirus pandemic. The seating and electrical systems manufacturer’s plant in Pine Grove, Penn... READ MORE
Transtar Gets into The PPE Business
June 15, 2020
Transtar Industries is selling cleaning equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) through their new business: CarSterilizer.com. Read more here: https://www.autocareweek.com/transtar... READ MORE
VW to Start Sending Workers Back to Mexico Plant Tuesday
June 15, 2020
Volkswagen Group announced June 14 that it will bring workers back to its plant in Puebla, Mexico tomorrow. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/vw-start-sending-workers-... READ MORE
Nissan Readies Rogue — Pandemic or Not
June 15, 2020
Nissan will be debuting its 2021 Nissan Rogue today and will be available for purchase in the U.S. this fall, which could prove to be a risky move due to the economic impact caused by the... READ MORE
I-70 Truck Automation Corridor Gets Federal Grant
June 15, 2020
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/10118596/... READ MORE
Vicki Wood, Who Broke Car-Racing Gender Barriers, Dies at 101
June 15, 2020
Vicki Wood, who passed away on June 5 in Troy, Mich., leaves behind her legacy as “the fastest woman on the sand.” Racing at the Daytona speedway in 1960’s, she not only broke barriers for female... READ MORE
“The Long View” By MEMA President and CEO Bill Long
June 12, 2020
MEMA continues to work closely with members of Congress and the Trump administration to secure critically-needed financial liquidity for vehicle suppliers. We are assisting in the development of... READ MORE
Transportation Funding Bill Part of Congress’ Summer Agenda
June 12, 2020
House leaders indicated that its agenda for this summer will include appropriations bills for fiscal year 2021. Members could begin voting next month on legislation funding the Transportation,... READ MORE
Mnuchin Says US Cannot Shut Economy Even if Virus Resurges
June 12, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on June 11 that even if another spike in coronavirus cases emerge, the U.S. should not shut down the economy, arguing that doing so would “create more damage... READ MORE