In China’s Hinterland, Car Market Growth Engine Sputters
November 27, 2018
PINGDINGSHAN, China -- When Cao Jun, 40, an engineer from the central Chinese city of Pingdingshan, takes his old, grey MG 3 car to be serviced he always steals a few moments to pop into the Nissan... READ MORE
Trump Invites German Car CEOs to White House for Trade Talks, Report Says
November 26, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA continues to advocate against broad, unilateral, and import-restrictive trade measures proposed by the Trump administration. Detailed information... READ MORE
Ford and Argo Embrace a Steep Self-Driving Learning Curve in Miami
November 26, 2018
Miami’s roads are a mess. Tourists are unsure where to turn. Senior citizens plod along at speeds which defy physics. Local motorists blend an assortment of international driving styles. Congestion... READ MORE
GM Plans Major Announcement on Global Operations Today: Canada Union
November 26, 2018
MONTREAL/WASHINGTON -- General Motors Co. is set to make a major announcement today that will affect its global operations and threatens to shut down a big vehicle assembly plant in the province of... READ MORE
With Ghosn Gone, Saikawa Gets Green Light for New Direction at Nissan
November 26, 2018
TOKYO -- For nearly two decades, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa had been the faithful protégé of high-flying frontman Carlos Ghosn. But that all came crashing to an end last week.   Saikawa is now... READ MORE
FedEx Expanding Electric Delivery Fleet with 1,000 Chanje Electric Vans
November 26, 2018
FedEx Corp. is expanding its fleet to add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, buying 100 from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder System.   The purpose-built electric vehicles... READ MORE
Volkswagen Strikes Deal with Broadcom to End Patent Lawsuit, Report Says
November 26, 2018
BERLIN -- Germany’s Volkswagen Group has struck a deal with U.S. semiconductor maker Broadcom, ending a billion-dollar patent lawsuit that pitted the carmaker against its supplier, a source close to... READ MORE
Airbnb, Walmart Are Among Latest Brands to Tangle with Politics
November 26, 2018
Airbnb Inc. is facing a backlash over its decision to remove listings located in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, while Walmart Inc. said it is dropping its support for the re-election campaign... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Housing Market Struggles Persist
November 26, 2018
The Weekly Toplines   The latest data show housing market struggles persisting, with activity much weaker in the second half of 2018 than the rates earlier in the year. Affordability (e... READ MORE
Next MEMA’s Policy Breakfast to Address Fuel Standards; New MEMA White Paper Scheduled for Release
November 20, 2018
The next MEMA Policy Breakfast will delve into the new fuel economy standards proposed by the Trump administration and how they could impact the motor vehicle parts supplier industry – and the... READ MORE
Mexico Expects U.S. to Begin Lifting Tariffs with Trade Deal Signing
November 20, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, testified at the U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on Nov. 15 about the impact of... READ MORE
Industry Executives Will Share Insights into China’s Fast-Growing Aftermarket at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018 During Automechanika Shanghai
November 20, 2018
Leading automotive aftermarket executives will share their insights into China’s fast-growing aftermarket sector with suppliers and channel partners at the Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2018, co-... READ MORE
France Seeks Interim Leadership at Renault After CEO Carlos Ghosn’s Arrest
November 20, 2018
PARIS -- The French government is pushing car maker Renault SA to appoint interim leadership after Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct at Nissan... READ MORE
Visteon Inaugurates New Technology Center in Karlsruhe, Germany
November 20, 2018
Visteon Corp. has inaugurated its new expanded technology center in Karlsruhe, Germany, which the company says will drive advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, including information... READ MORE
Mali to Produce Lithium by 2020 after 694,000 Tons Discovered
November 20, 2018
BAMAKO, Mali -- Mali is on track to start lithium production by 2020 and companies have already discovered 694,000 tons of exploitable reserves, a senior mines ministry official told Reuters.... READ MORE
JLR Researcher Gets Sick So You Don’t Have To
November 20, 2018
As veteran car-testers on our staff can confirm, there is nothing quite like being stuck in the passenger seat as an overzealous auto writer twists and turns through country curves and mountain... READ MORE
NAM Weekly Economic Report: Manufacturing Production Rises to Highest Level in More Than 10 Years
November 20, 2018
The Weekly Toplines Manufacturing production increased 0.3 percent in October, rising for the fifth straight month to the highest level since June 2008. The sector continues to see strong... READ MORE
​Industry on Edge with Trade Pact Signing Near
November 19, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, testified at the U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on Nov. 15 about the impact of... READ MORE
U.S.-China Divisions Exposed After One Phrase ‘Torpedoed’ Pacific Accord
November 18, 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. MEMA has... READ MORE