MEMA Responds to Agreement Between Automakers and California on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 26, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the agreement that four automakers have reached with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that establishes a voluntary... READ MORE
The Latest: White House to Seek One National Mileage Standard
July 26, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Per the statement above, MEMA stridently urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to come to a... READ MORE
Automotive Supplier to Build $55 Million Assembly Plant in Detroit
July 26, 2019
DETROIT—Automotive supplier Dakkota Integrated Systems plans to build a $55 million assembly plant here to produce parts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The 600,000-square-foot manufacturing... READ MORE
OESA Will Host 2019 Automotive Raw Materials Summit
July 26, 2019
Supplier executives interested in gaining a comprehensive materials market outlook, a legal review of contracting safeguards and an understanding of material cost management tools and... READ MORE
Wildcat Discovery, InoBat to Build Electric Car Battery Line in Slovakia
July 26, 2019
BRATISLAVA — Slovak group InoBat and U.S. energy tech firm Wildcat Discovery Technologies will build a 100 million euro ($111 million) automotive battery production line in Slovakia, with the aim... READ MORE
MEMA, HDMA Call for Repeal of Outdated Excise Tax Holding Back Modernization of Truck Fleet
July 26, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), on behalf of its division the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, has joined 20 other trade associations calling for congressional... READ MORE
2019 Automotive Hall of Fame Inductee: Sergio Marchionne
July 26, 2019
He saved Fiat, then Chrysler. Five words are enough to explain Sergio Marchionne's Hall of Fame induction less than a year after his untimely death in July 2018. The Italy-born, Canada-educated... READ MORE
Four Automakers, California Strike Compromise on Vehicle Emissions
July 25, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA stridently urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to come to a coordinated agreement... READ MORE
US, China to Resume Trade Talks Next Week in Shanghai
July 25, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has called for an agreement between the U.S. and China that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
Homeland Security to Present at Aftermarket IP Forum
July 25, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AASA’s Intellectual Property Council (IPC) and its partner organizations will host William Ross, senior advisor to the Director of the Department of Homeland... READ MORE
Nissan Will Cut 12,500 Jobs After Profit Plunges 99 Percent
July 25, 2019
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa will slash some 12,500 jobs worldwide as part of new plan to revive the company after reporting a 99 percent plunge in operating profit... READ MORE
Ford's Sales of Big Trucks Surge After Shift to U.S.
July 25, 2019
DETROIT — A 2015 move by Ford Motor Co. to shift production of its biggest trucks to Ohio from Mexico and stop buying their powertrains from outside suppliers has opened a new profit pipeline for... READ MORE
Shares of Tesla Plunge After Carmaker Reports Disappointing Results
July 25, 2019
Tesla Inc. lost $408 million in the second quarter of 2019, worse than Wall Street expectations, despite record deliveries. Stocks of the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle... READ MORE
Toyota to Invest $600 Mln in China's Didi, New JV
July 25, 2019
BEIJING: Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will invest $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and a new joint venture to expand collaboration with the... READ MORE
Lyft Makes Self-Driving Research Public to Speed Development
July 25, 2019
Lyft Inc. is making research data on self-driving technology available to the public in a bid to accelerate the development of robotic cars, which is seen as critical to the ride-hailing giant’s... READ MORE
GM's Driverless-Taxi Delay Shows Hype May Outpace Reality
July 25, 2019
A delay in General Motors Co.'s deployment of its self-driving vehicles is fueling increased skepticism that self-driving cars are not ready to ply America’s roads. GM Cruise LLC, the... READ MORE
EU Targets $39 Billion in U.S. Goods in Case of Trump Car Duties
July 24, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The EU is a critical trading partner for the U.S. and, particularly, for vehicle parts manufacturers. Last December, MEMA commented and testified about its... READ MORE
German Auto Supplier Gerhardi Opens First US Plant in Alabama
July 24, 2019
German auto supplier Gerhardi Inc. this week marked the official opening of its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Montgomery, a $41.6 million plant that will employ up to 235 workers... READ MORE
Magna Steyr Opens $1.38 Billion Paint Shop in Slovenia
July 24, 2019
Magna International’s European subsidiary Magna Steyr opened a new paint plant in Slovenia’s northeastern Hoce–Slivnica municipality on Wednesday. The paint shop, which complements... READ MORE