Hyundai Joins Kia in Recalling Vehicles for Potential Fuel Hose Leak, Fire Risk
March 6, 2020
Hyundai Motor America will recall 207,000 Sonata vehicles built between late 2012 and early 2014 due to a fire hazard issue involving the fuel hose, an issue that Kia Motors America announced last... READ MORE
1.2M Toyota, Lexus Vehicles Added to Fuel Pump Recall in US
March 6, 2020
Toyota will be including 1.2 million vehicles in a massive recall to fix fuel pump issues. This recall will be made on top of the 700,000 vehicles that Toyota recalled in January. Read more... READ MORE
House Swiftly Passes Bipartisan $8.3B Coronavirus Package
March 5, 2020
The House of Representatives approved a $8.3 billion response package to combat the coronavirus threat. Read more here: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/04/house-coronavirus-funding-... READ MORE
Michigan Supplier Piston Group Names New CFO, COO
March 5, 2020
Piston Group announced March 4 that Gordon Fournier will serve as the company’s CFO and COO effective March 16. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/executives/michigan-supplier-piston-... READ MORE
BMW Redesigns its Iconic Logo
March 5, 2020
BMW is redesigning its logo for its communications activities. A spokesperson for the company said that there are no plans to use the logo for the vehicles themselves. Read more here: https... READ MORE
Ford Bronco Poised to Return: 'It’s Like a Cult Vehicle'
March 5, 2020
Ford plans to resurrect its Bronco SUV, a model that’s been out of commission for more than 25 years. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/ford/2020/03/05/ford-... READ MORE
GM Touts Battery Cost, Range Breakthroughs
March 5, 2020
General Motors will invest $20 billion in the five-year development of electric and autonomous vehicles. The company expects its battery costs to drop significantly, which could make electric... READ MORE
Cadillac, Ford, VW Turn the Switch on New Electrics
March 5, 2020
Cadillac, Volkswagen, and Ford will all release new electric vehicle models within the next two years. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/03/03/cadillac-... READ MORE
Trucking Industry Weighs in on DOT Freight Plan
March 5, 2020
The Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice in the Federal Register on Dec. 27 requesting comments on its National Freight Strategic Plan. Stakeholders suggested funding efforts to... READ MORE
EPA’s Science Advisory Board to Finalize Critique of EPA’s Vehicle Emissions Rollback
March 4, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports continued progress of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) standards. If standards are relaxed, it would put... READ MORE
DENSO Opens Central Technical Training Center in Maryville, Reaffirms Commitment to Tennessee and Advanced Manufacturing
March 4, 2020
On Feb. 7, DENSO announced the opening of its new Central Technical Training Center at the company’s facility in Maryville, Tenn. The center will provide employees hands-on education on advanced... READ MORE
AAPEX Receives Top Score from Attendees
March 4, 2020
Last year’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) received a 92 percent satisfaction score, one of the highest scores in the show’s history. Read more here: https://www.... READ MORE
Ford Bans Nonessential Air Travel as Coronavirus Spreads
March 4, 2020
Due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus outbreak, Ford Motor Co. informed employees on March 3 that it will prohibit all nonessential flights until at least March 27th. Read more here:... READ MORE
Michigan Approves Fiat Chrysler's Mack Plant Environmental Plan
March 4, 2020
Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s Air Quality Division approved Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ plan to tackle the air quality conditions of its Detroit assembly plant.... READ MORE
Alphabet’s Waymo Raises $2.25 Billion for Driverless Car Effort
March 4, 2020
Waymo, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has recently accepted $2.25 billion from outside sources for the first time to help bring its self-driving vehicle technology to the market.... READ MORE
GM to Show Off its Electric Vehicle Plans Wednesday
March 4, 2020
General Motors Co. brought hundreds of its employees from a Detroit assembly plant to the Warren Technical Center on Feb. 27 to present the company’s new line of electric vehicles. 700 staff... READ MORE
Surprisingly Low February Truck Order Level ‘Not Good News for the Trucking Industry’
March 4, 2020
FTR announced on March 3 that North American Class 8 truck orders in February were the lowest for the month in 10 years. There is speculation that some fleets may be delaying purchasing new... READ MORE
Automakers are ‘Scrambling’ for Parts and Preparing War Rooms as Coronavirus Spreads
March 3, 2020
As the spread of the coronavirus threatens production and supply chains, auto manufacturers are making efforts to prepare for the worst. Automakers are stocking up on parts and creating task teams... READ MORE
EPA Says U.S. Vehicle Fleet Sets New Record for Fuel Efficiency in 2018
March 3, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the U.S. vehicle fleet set a new average fuel efficiency record in 2018 of 25.1 mpg, a 0.2 mpg increase over the 2017 average mpg of 24.9.... READ MORE