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Germany Doubles EV Incentives, Excludes Internal-Combustion Cars from Stimulus Program
June 5, 2020
According to Automotive News, as part of Germany’s plan to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs), customers who buy an EV “with a net list price of up to 40,000 euros” will be eligible... READ MORE
Strick Trailers Adds DymondPly Panels to VT100 Line
June 5, 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/359987/strick-... READ MORE
Werner Enterprises Founder Retires from Role as Executive Chairman
June 5, 2020
Clarence L. Werner, the founder of Werner Enterprises, has stepped down from his role as executive chairman but will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors through May 2021... READ MORE
"The Long View" by MEMA President and CEO Bill Long
June 4, 2020
As many of you and your customers take watchful steps toward reopening your manufacturing facilities, we at MEMA have our eyes on actions that will enable a bright future. Because we know, as do... READ MORE
MEMA Congratulates the U.S. Congress on Passage of the PPP Flexibility Act
June 4, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) is pleased and grateful that the U.S. House and Senate both quickly passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. Our... READ MORE
MEMA Outlines Motor Vehicle Supplier Response to Covid-19 Crisis and Calls for Support in Letter to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
June 4, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) outlined the response of the motor vehicle parts supplier industry and expressed concerns over the ongoing challenges it faces in the... READ MORE
USTR Reaches Agreement with Canada and Mexico Over Uniform Regulations Chapters of USMCA
June 4, 2020
Yesterday the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States adopted uniform regulations, “regarding the interpretation, application, and administration,” of chapters 4-7 of the United... READ MORE
House Democrats Unveil Five-Year Highway Policy Bill
June 4, 2020
House Democrats revealed a new highway provision bill on June 3, which is designed to replace the 2015 highway law set to expire in fall 2020. The $494 billion bill would increase funding for... READ MORE
Darrel Reuss Named President of ATD Tools and ITEG
June 4, 2020
Darrel Reuss will serve as the new president of ATD Tools and The International Tool and Equipment Group (ITEG) beginning June 22. Reuss will replace Bill Robinson. Read more here: https://... READ MORE
Tesla to Address Environmental Concerns Over Planned German Factory
June 4, 2020
Tesla says it will unveil new blueprints soon to address environmental concerns with the company’s construction of its first European plant near Berlin. Read more here: https://www.autonews.... READ MORE
GM Plans Electric Van in Emerging Fleet Segment, Report Says
June 4, 2020
General Motors plans to develop a new electric van for businesses, according to Reuters. While GM has not revealed the plan, the company previously announced that it would introduce 20 new... READ MORE
Number of Electric Commercial Vehicle Offerings Surge, Calstart Says
June 4, 2020
According to new research from the clean transportation organization Calstart, fleets in the U.S. and Canada will have access to 169 zero-emission commercial vehicle models by the end of 2020.... READ MORE
Nikola Goes Public; Class 8 Battery-Electric Vehicle Due in 2021
June 4, 2020
Stockholders of VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. recently approved a merger deal between the company and Nikola Corp., the zero-emission heavy-duty startup. Nikola will begin production of its first... READ MORE
Senate Banking Committee Holds Main Street Lending Program Hearing
June 3, 2020
The Main Street Lending Program, which would provide over $500 billion in loans for companies between 500 and 15,000 employees, has yet to begin operations despite assurances that it would launch... READ MORE
Ford Ends Lighting, Bumper Core Return Programs at Request of Auto Body Shops, Dealers
June 3, 2020
In a response to requests from auto dealers and repair shops, Ford announced that the company would terminate its lighting and bumper core return programs beginning June 1. “This change will... READ MORE
GM Expects to Emerge from Pandemic with Lower Costs
June 3, 2020
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that the company was able to “take out significant costs” and that they will be able to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic with a permanent, low-cost structure... READ MORE
VW, Porsche Brands to Get New Bosses in Management Shuffle, Report Says
June 3, 2020
As part of a new management reshuffle, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume will soon serve as the head of the Volkswagen brand, according to a report from Auto Motor und Sport. Read more here: https://... READ MORE
Renault Finalizes $5.6B Credit Facility with French State
June 3, 2020
Renault announced in a press release today that it finalized a five-billion euro credit facility agreement with the French government to help finance the company’s liquidity requirements as it... READ MORE
Truck Orders Remain Low as Economy Sets its Sights on Recovery
June 3, 2020
According to preliminary data published June 3 from FTR, North American Class 8 net orders in May increased 61 percent from orders in April but were down 37 percent in a year-over-year comparison... READ MORE