Trump Tweets China Will ‘Reduce and Remove’ Auto Tariffs
December 3, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement today regarding the current negotiations with China. The association is opposed to wide tariffs on autos and parts, and has been... READ MORE
MEMA Honors Retiring President and CEO Steve Handschuh with Triangle Award
December 3, 2018
The Board of Directors of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) presented President and CEO Steve Handschuh with the association’s highest honor, the MEMA Triangle Award, at its... READ MORE
As More Cars Disappear, Affordability Challenge Grows
December 3, 2018
With General Motors set to end production of its Chevrolet Cruze compact car next year, another high-volume, entry-level option will be crossed off American car buyers’ shopping lists.   On... READ MORE
Thousands of Electric Vehicles Are Heading to London
December 3, 2018
Uber Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd. are among companies that will flood London with 3,000 electric vehicles as part of a study aimed at overcoming a shortage of charging points blamed for holding... READ MORE
Nissan Says Saikawa Reported Crime; Others Say It’s More Complex
December 3, 2018
TOKYO -- As Carlos Ghosn sits in a cramped Japanese jail with the fate of his global auto empire in limbo, two conflicting scenarios are emerging to explain the stunning upheaval.   The first... READ MORE
Siemens Acquires COMSA to Further Extend Lead in Automotive Electrical Systems Design
December 3, 2018
PLANO, Texas -- Siemens today announced it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering.... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: U.S. Economy Grows 3.5% in Q3 2018
December 3, 2018
The Weekly Toplines   The U.S. economy grew an annualized 3.5 percent in the third quarter. While this reflects some easing from the 4.2 percent growth rate in the second quarter, it... READ MORE
MEMA Responds to Signing of New North American Trade Deal
November 30, 2018
MEMA has been a leading voice advocating for a positive renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and we are pleased that the three parties – United States, Mexico, and Canada... READ MORE
U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace NAFTA
November 30, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement this morning in support of the USMCA signing, calling it “a positive step forward.” The statement notes, however, that MEMA will... READ MORE
MEMA White Paper Shows that U.S. Jobs and Investments Are at Risk If Fuel Efficiency Standards Are Altered
November 30, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Significantly changing fuel efficiency standards will cost jobs and put investments in the United States at risk, according to a white paper released by MEMA.   “The... READ MORE
Explore Opportunities and Challenges in Today’s Worldwide Aftermarket at the 2019 AASA Global Summit
November 30, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) Global Summit, presented by the Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), will provide aftermarket suppliers and... READ MORE
GM’s Ammann Vacates President Role to Steer AV Unit
November 30, 2018
General Motors President Dan Ammann will step down from his role to become CEO of the automaker’s Cruise autonomous vehicle unit.   The move -- effective Jan. 1 -- emphasizes the importance of... READ MORE
German Car Bosses Finalizing White House Meeting Next Week
November 30, 2018
BERLIN -- Top executives from German carmakers Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler are finalizing plans for a White House meeting on trade policy next week, German and U.S. officials said on Nov. 29.... READ MORE
Henkel to Build Strategic Alliance with RLE International
November 30, 2018
Henkel and RLE International announced that they have agreed to form a strategic alliance to drive automotive innovation, expand value creation opportunities and become the premier design-in... READ MORE
Japan Authorities to Extend Ghosn’s Detention by 10 Days, Reports Say
November 30, 2018
TOKYO -- Tokyo authorities today extended for another 10 days the detention of ousted Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, Japanese media said.   Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19 after landing at a Tokyo... READ MORE
Trump Renews Auto Tariff Threat as Trade Czar Aims at China
November 29, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China.... READ MORE
Volvo CEO Says Making Money Off Driver Data Is ‘Wrong Approach’
November 29, 2018
Volvo Cars has gone to unique lengths at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show to demonstrate how tech-savvy it is.   There are no cars on display at the automaker’s stand -- just multi-colored... READ MORE
Advance Auto Parts Moving HQ from Virginia to North Carolina
November 29, 2018
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Advance Auto Parts Inc. is moving its headquarters from the Virginia city that was its home for nearly 90 years to North Carolina’s tech-heavy capital city, the company announced on... READ MORE
GM Moves Put Ford on Hot Seat
November 29, 2018
It took General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra less than a month to deliver details on how she’d save billions by restructuring the automaker.   And that has some investors waiting for specifics... READ MORE