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White House ends California talks on mileage dispute
February 26, 2019 by Ellen Knickmeyer And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

The Trump administration last week broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. The White House, which has proposed freezing the standards, said it would

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Denso changes executive structure
February 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

As changes sweep through the automotive industry, Denso is making changes to its executive management structure and personnel. Citing its vision for the future of mobility, the changes “will help the world’s second largest mobility supplier operate more efficiently and

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MEMA slams tariff report secrecy
February 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

The decision that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s report on Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts will not be made public immediately has the leading automotive manufacturer’s group steaming. The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association –

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Tenneco spin-off, DRiV Incorporated, to launch later this year
February 14, 2019 by Allan Janssen

New aftermarket and ride performance company to be based in Greater Chicago Area.

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MEMA joins call to end tariffs
January 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association is part of a group of 45 organizations across different business sectors calling for an end to steel and aluminum tariffs from Canada and Mexico that were imposed by the U.S. last year. The

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Fiat Chrysler to pay around $650M in emissions cheating case
January 11, 2019 by Michael Balsamo And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Fiat Chrysler will pay more than US$650 million to settle allegations that it cheated on emissions tests involving more than 104,000 Jeep SUVs and Ram pickup trucks, a person with the knowledge of the settlement told The Associated Press on

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BorgWarner employee arrested in Russia
January 2, 2019 by Adam Malik

An employee of an auto parts manufacturer was arrested in Russia days before the new year. Paul Whelan, 48, serves as BorgWarner’s director of global security. The former Marine was arrested Friday in Moscow “during an espionage operation,” according to

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Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government
December 21, 2018 by Mark Lewis, The Associated Press

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 per cent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather

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China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, auto parts
December 17, 2018 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

China announced a 90-day suspension of tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its cease-fire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China’s first step in response

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We have a deal
November 28, 2018 by Adam Malik

But new free trade agreement means things won’t be ‘business as usual’

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GM job cuts, closures not a symptom of Trump’s trade agenda, analysts say
November 27, 2018 by By James McCarten, The Canadian Press

Donald Trump’s tariff battles with Canada, Mexico, China and Europe have inflated the cost of steel, making it more expensive to build cars in North America, but General Motors’ decision to close factories and lay off thousands of people is

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Politicians promise help for GM workers; stress that saving plant hopeless
November 27, 2018 by Andy Blatchford and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Provincial and federal leaders alike conceded the futility of trying to persuade General Motors to keep its Oshawa, Ont., automotive plant running beyond 2019, and instead focused on finding ways to ease the pain of more than 2,500 workers who