California, carmakers 'in agreement' on emissions standards
6:39 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
California and the auto industry mostly agree that the state should maintain a role in setting emissions standards despite Trump administration efforts to curb its authority, according to the head of the California Air Resources Board.
California seeks White House meeting on auto mileage revamp
12:53 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
California air regulators want to meet with the Trump administration over plans to ease federal auto efficiency standards, saying that efforts to undermine the state's authority would be illegal.
Study sees escalating damage from Trump auto tariffs
12:04 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
First-order negative effects of tariffs on the auto industry and the broader economy would be modest, but the damage increases if trading partners retaliate with restrictions on U.S. exports.
Trump may seek separate trade talks with Canada, Mexico
10:37 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
President Donald Trump is "seriously considering" seeking separate trade talks with Canada and Mexico but he doesn't plan to withdraw from NAFTA, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
NAFTA deal unlikely to get done this year, key U.S. senator says
6:53 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Congress probably won't have time to approve a new NAFTA deal this year, as cabinet members from the three trading partners continue to negotiate changes to the pact.
EU says first steel, aluminum safeguard measures could come in July
June 5, 2018 10:42 CET
The EU could impose measures to safeguard its steel and aluminum industries from imports initially intended for the U.S. as early as July, the bloc's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said.
TALK FROM THE TOP
AMERICAN HONDA'S HENIO ARCANGELI: Touting dealer connections
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
"There are a lot of things we're working on to continue to improve our relationship," says Henio Arcangeli, six months into his stint at American Honda.
Mitsubishi ponders a midsize pickup
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Nothing has been confirmed, but new Mitsubishi Motors North America CEO Fred Diaz says the company is looking into bringing a midsize pickup to the U.S.
Flex-N-Gate unit to build bumpers for Ford Ranger
11:46 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
A unit of Illinois supplier Flex-N-Gate has acquired a facility in central Michigan to stamp bumpers for the upcoming Ford Ranger midsize pickup.
EVs get charged up in three states -- in a single day
11:04 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
In a single day, the electric car boom may have scored hundreds of millions of dollars of additional investments in three states.
EPA seeks end of California's authority over auto emissions, report says
7:16 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
A draft Trump administration proposal to ease automobile efficiency standards calls for revoking California's unique authority to set its own limits, a move that would set off an explosive battle with the nation's most populous state, Bloomberg reported.
BMW may source more U.S. steel after tariff move
4:49 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
BMW said it may increase the amount of steel it sources locally for its South Carolina plant after Washington imposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union.
EU, other allies hit back as U.S. revokes tariff reprieve
May 31, 2018 21:19 CET
Europe, Canada and Mexico plan to slap billions of dollars in tariffs on U.S. goods after the Trump administration said it is imposing steel and aluminum import duties, ending their temporary exemptions.
German automakers hit by report Trump threatens to drive them off U.S. streets
May 31, 2018 09:15 CET
President Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron he would block German luxury carmakers from the U.S. market, a magazine reported.
SF Motors plans to open EV operations at Indiana plant by end of 2020
4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Chinese-owned electric vehicle developer SF Motors is planning to open a $160 million plant in northern Indiana by the end of 2020.
Rivian plans to start EV output at ex-Mitsu plant by 2020
12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Rivian Automotive, backed by a new $200 million loan, said it will begin producing electric vehicles at the former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois by 2020.
EU braces for U.S. metal curbs as hopes fade for Trump relief
May 30, 2018 10:53 CET
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gave her clearest signal yet that the bloc will come up short in its bid for a permanent, unconditional waiver from U.S. metal tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed on national security grounds.
U.S. EV maker Green4U Technologies to build plant in Honduras
7:06 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Green4U Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding to build an assembly plant in Honduras, the first of its kind in the Central American country.
Nissan to cut N.A. output up to 20% to shore up U.S. profitability, report says
5:52 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
Nissan is slashing vehicle production by as much as 20 percent in North America to cope with falling profitability in the United States, Japan's
Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.
Canada's Freeland to visit Washington this week for NAFTA talks
6:27 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will go to Washington on Tuesday to meet with the United States' trade chief as officials press for a deal on reworking NAFTA.
Japan prime minister defends its automakers against U.S. import probe
6:52 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would seek to convince President Donald Trump of the crucial role his country's automakers play in boosting the U.S. economy.
M-B thinks small for U.S. models
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Mercedes gives dealers their first glimpse of the "baby G class," coming as a 2020 model.
U.S. auto import probe threatens European automakers
May 24, 2018 10:18 CET
European automakers could be in for a bumpy ride after President Donald Trump's administration started an investigation into whether car imports threaten national security. The move could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles and it would also impact Japanese and South Korean automakers.
U.S. auto import probe borders on 'provocation,' German trade group says
May 24, 2018 12:01 CET
A U.S. decision to launch a national security investigation into car imports borders on provocation, and marks a further low point in business ties with Europe that will hit both manufacturers and consumers, Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industries and Commerce said.
In Trump vs. California, Mary Nichols unlike any other negotiator
7:18 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2018
As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.