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Chinese EV Sales Defy Overall Market Slump

Chinese EV Sales Defy Overall Market Slump

It’s been a busy week for automotive dealmakers in China. Both Renault and Toyota have lined up new joint ventures that will allow them to significantly expand their production in battery-electric vehicles in what is now the world’s largest market for BEVs. And...
Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

The rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement is apparently about to sink, ratcheting up the anxiety for the automakers with operations in Mexico. “House Democrats say there’s little-to-no chance that Congress will take up President Donald Trump’s...
Tesla Gets Tariff Exemption from Commerce Department

Tesla Gets Tariff Exemption from Commerce Department

Despite all of the bluster by the Trump administration about levying tariffs on steel and aluminum, the U.S. Commerce Department has offered plenty of tariff waivers on auto companies. Most of those have been for steel, but Tesla just got the government to waive 10%...
Toyota Launching Hilux Production in Myanmar

Toyota Launching Hilux Production in Myanmar

Automakers are surrounded by uncertainty on multiple fronts created by the demands of everything from new technology to political uncertainty and challenges to the global trading system. These demands have also been the catalyst allowing the industry to flourish...