Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysWed, 22, Mar 2017
Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.
Trump courts Detroit's divided unionWed, 15, Mar 2017
President Donald Trump returned to one of American labor's last remaining strongholds with a message that could drive a wedge between long Democratic-leaning union leadership and members that are breaking ranks.
Trump answers auto industry call for review of expensive rulesTue, 14, Mar 2017
Industry’s record run still has legsMon, 06, Mar 2017
Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit voteFri, 17, Feb 2017
Toyota operating profit declines 39% on foreign exchange hit, higher expensesMon, 06, Feb 2017
Toyota reported a 39 percent tumble in global operating profit in the latest quarter as foreign exchange losses and higher expenses offset an increase in worldwide sales. Operating profit plunged to 438.5 billion yen ($3.76 billion) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.
U.S. protectionism would hurt all sides, says German economy ministerWed, 01, Feb 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump's policy decisions are going in "a totally wrong direction," German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said in a newspaper interview on Wednesday, warning that protectionism would cost growth and jobs in both economies.
Ford CEO tells Trump mpg rules put 1 million U.S. jobs at riskSat, 28, Jan 2017
Record or not in 2016, auto sales growth seen drawing to endFri, 30, Dec 2016
While it's still too close to call whether 2016 delivered another annual record for U.S. auto sales, it's clear the era of rapid growth is over. The industry is entering 2017 with analysts projecting the first significant decline in eight years -- a drop of 200,000 vehicles, about the equivalent of one factory's production -- to 17.3 million cars and light trucks.
Ghosn sees record Nissan sales in 2017 on strong global economyFri, 16, Dec 2016
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker will post record sales in 2017 as stronger global economic growth boosts demand. Ghosn also is confident that U.S. trade policy under Donald Trump will continue to promote strong ties with Mexico, where Nissan builds cars for export to the U.S.
Alliance moves to block EPA from finalizing mpg rulesMon, 05, Dec 2016
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers late Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution that would bar the Obama administration from finalizing mpg rules before it leaves office next month. The EPA under law had to decide by April 2018 whether to modify the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emission rules requiring average fleet-wide efficiency of more than 50 miles per gallon.
Ford open to deals with Trump to keep jobs in U.S., Fields saysFri, 02, Dec 2016
Ford is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, CEO Mark Fields said. Ford still plans to move its Focus compact and C-Max hybrid to Mexico from a Michigan factory, but the company believes it can work with the new president to encourage economic growth in the U.S.