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Volvo CEO says auto tariffs threaten jobs at U.S. plant

June 21, 2018 09:37 CET
If the U.S. imposes tariffs on foreign cars, and trading partners retaliate, that could chill Volvo Cars' plans to add jobs at its new U.S. plant, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said.

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Volvo's S60 signals 'dynamic' powertrain changes

11:15 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
The redesigned Volvo S60 compact sport sedan will be Volvo's first U.S.-manufactured vehicle and its first new-generation model to be sold without a diesel variant.

Volvo CEO sees trade war making car shopping more like a crummy meal

4:41 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
The Trump administration risks spoiling the experience American auto shoppers have in showrooms by limiting options and making vehicles more expensive, Volvo Car Group's chief executive officer said.

Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

5:01 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.

Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

6:54 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed Bram Schot as an interim replacement effective immediately, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel emissions probe in Germany.

Tesla sheds more light on 500 job cuts at California HQ, plant

9:58 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Tesla filed notices with its home state that shed light on which workers are being dismissed from several key California operations as part of CEO Elon Musk's profit-motivated reorganization.

McLaren to open store near Detroit

11:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
McLaren is expanding its retail footprint in the United States by partnering with one of the largest dealership groups in the country, the Suburban Collection, for a new store near Detroit.

GM investing $175M to build next-gen Cadillac sedans

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
General Motors is investing $175 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat flares

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Fears of a full-blown global trade war moved closer to reality last week as the United States delivered on a threat to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports,

Hyundai, Kia set up new regional HQ structure in North America, Europe

8:53 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Hyundai and Kia are setting up new regional headquarters organizations in North America and Europe in an effort to move decision making closer to the markets and react more quickly to changing trends and customer demand.

3 states receive high scores for policies promoting EV purchases

4:37 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
California, Connecticut and Maryland have demonstrated the greatest commitment toward developing an electric vehicle market among states that mandate automakers hit sales targets for zero-emission vehicles, according to a stakeholder group.

Merkel hints at probes of U.S. tech giants as Trump threatens car tariffs

June 15, 2018 15:33 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new front in the trade row with the U.S., warning that Europe's strategic interests rode on the future of the region's car industry and alluding to competition probes of U.S. internet giants.

Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at Trump

June 13, 2018 09:29 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government vowed to stand up for the German auto industry, sending a veiled signal to U.S. President Donald Trump to back off threats to levy tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.

Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with Europe

June 13, 2018 10:19 CET
Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. runs a trade surplus with Europe when services are included, marshaling a rebuff to President Donald Trump's sustained criticism of German manufacturing exports.

Trump tariffs could sink Canada's auto industry

7:25 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
Donald Trump's heightened attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are raising concerns that he might follow through on threats to impose auto tariffs, a move that could devastate the car industry in Canada and lead to higher prices in the United States.

Automakers push 9 states to follow Calif. commitment to ZEVs

3:04 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has written nine governors whose states follow California's ZEV program asking for tangible steps to help increase sales, including more investments in EV charging infrastructure, expanded consumer incentives such as tax credits, and a commitment to buy more ZEVs for state and local government vehicle fleets.

Japan auto lobby slams U.S. tariff threat ahead of trade talks

5:55 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Japan's association of automakers blasted U.S. moves to explore raising tariffs on Japanese auto exports, just as the two countries plan trade talks that may increase pressure on Tokyo to open up its markets.

Tesla Model X in California crash sped up seconds before impact

10:44 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
The Tesla Model X that crashed in California while being guided by its semiautonomous driving system sped up to 71 mph in the seconds before the vehicle slammed into a highway barrier, federal investigators said.

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.

 
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9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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