Automakers burned as U.S.-China spat flaresJune 18
The volley of fire dashes hopes for a more amicable resolution of the U.S.-China trade dispute, hopes that were raised just a month ago when China agreed to substantially lower tariffs on imported vehicles following pressure from President Donald Trump.
3 states receive high scores for policies promoting EV purchasesJune 15
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.
Canada agrees with U.S. that NAFTA talks to go on, but no date setJune 14
Magna to partner with May Mobility on low-speed self-driving shuttleJune 13
Merkel calls out Trump, citing U.S. trade surplus with EuropeJune 13
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.
Germany defends automakers as national interest in swipe at TrumpJune 13
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.
GM starting second Silverado, Sierra shift in Oshawa to meet demandJune 12
Trump tariffs could sink Canada's auto industryJune 12
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 ZEVsJune 11
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 talksJune 8
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 impactJune 7
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.