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Progress, Thy Name is ZETA: New Electric Vehicle Lobbying Group Hits the Scene

If you think the political class is interested in what kind of policies citizens would like to see implemented, you’ve clearly never heard of lobbying groups. While we’re stuck at home writing thoughtful letters to congressional interns in the faintest hope that they’ll be dictated to a senator, corporately supported lobbyists are taking legislators out […] The post Progress, Thy Name is ZETA: New Electric Vehicle Lobbying Group Hits the Scene appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Green, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, Lucid, Industry News, Lordstown, Zeta, News Blog, Rivian


German Auto Lobby Wants Biden to Eliminate U.S. Trade Restrictions

Germany is eager to see the United States abolish trade barriers implemented by President Donald Trump now that it looks like Joe Biden has won the 2020 election. While that could all be undone by the sudden influx of legal actions taken by the Trump campaign as presumptive evidence of election impropriety streams in, Germany […] The post German Auto Lobby Wants Biden to Eliminate U.S. Trade Restrictions appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Germany, Regulations, Joe Biden, United States, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Biden, Lobbying, Donald Trump, Industry News, Trump, VDA, News Blog, Automotive Lobby


Unifor Ratifies GM Labor Agreement, Oshawa Saved

Unifor members overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with General Motors, effectively ending the union’s 2020 auto bargaining with Detroit automakers. Members backed the contract with 85 percent approval and secured meaningful investments into Canada’s automotive industry, including the $1 billion (USD) investment that saves Oshawa Assembly. It’s an important victory for the union and the […] The post Unifor Ratifies GM Labor Agreement, Oshawa Saved appeared first on The Truth About ...
Tags: General Motors, Canada, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Collective Bargaining, Industry News, Unifor, Oshawa, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Auto Unions


Ford Returns to Monthly Sales Reporting

Over the last few years, the brunt of the automotive industry gradually swapped to quarterly sales reporting. This includes Ford Motor Co., which claimed ditching the monthly model helped smooth out variances caused by fleet orders. Most automakers gave similar answers, suggesting quarterly updates would actually paint a more accurate picture of their overall health — […] The post Ford Returns to Monthly Sales Reporting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Auto Sales, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Industry Trends, Sales Reporting, Monthly Reports, Quartery Reports, Sales Reports


QOTD: Which POTUS Candidate Would Be Best for Autos?

Buckle up kids — it’s Election Day in America, and we’re about to get political. Before we do, some rules. Don’t follow them, and the merciless banhammer will find you. The rules, in no particular order: Stay on topic. No flaming or personal attacks. No hatred or bigotry. Keep it civil. Don’t whine if you […] The post QOTD: Which POTUS Candidate Would Be Best for Autos? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elections, Voting, America, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Qotd, Don, News Blog, Question of the Day, Jo Jorgensen


‘Old and unsafe’ cars sent to developing world fuelling air pollution, report finds

Poor quality of used vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan are hindering efforts to mitigate climate breakdown, says UNMillions of used motor vehicles exported from the US, Europe and Japan to developing countries are of poor quality and are contributing significantly to air pollution, according a new UN report.About 80% of the 14m used light-duty vehicles – saloon cars, SUVs and minibuses – exported between 2015 and 2018 went to low and middle-income countries. About 40% went to Afric...
Tags: Japan, Climate Change, Africa, Environment, World news, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global development, Un, Automotive Industry, Sustainable Development, US Europe, UN Environment Programme Unep Continue


UK insurers warn against go-ahead for self-driving cars on motorways

Government plana set to start in 2021 risk lives and are ‘hugely wrong’, experts sayPlans for cars to drive themselves on UK motorways as soon as 2021 are unlikely to go ahead after insurers warned government proposals were risking lives and “hugely wrong”.Cars with the technology to keep in lane, accelerate and brake automatically will be on the road next year, and ministers had proposed that drivers could relinquish control to their vehicles at speeds of up to 70mph on motorways. Continue read...
Tags: Business, UK, Insurance, UK News, Transport, Insurance industry, Automotive Industry


Nikola surges 13% after GM president reiterates confidence in partnership plans

Nikola Badger. Nikola Nikola leaped as much as 13% on Wednesday after General Motors President Mark Reuss said he still sees a path forward for a partnership between the two automakers.Appearing on Bloomberg TV and in interviews aired Wednesday, Reuss said the companies are moving forward in completing a $2 billion deal.A deal hasn't been finalized, he added, but the automakers have until December 3 to reach an agreement.Nikola tumbled on Friday after its CEO said it had a strategy ready ...
Tags: Cars, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Paypal, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Automotive Industry, Goldman Sachs, EVs, Cnbc, Milton, Mark Reuss, Jim Rogers, Bloomberg TV, Nikola


Automotive Politics: A Tale of Two Industries?

Politics have corrupted just about everything under the sun over the last few years. Practically everything is political in 2020 and if you have an opinion about that, it had better be the correct one and sanctioned by your preferred party. After all, having an approved take is far more important that an accurate one. […] The post Automotive Politics: A Tale of Two Industries? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Politics, Joe Biden, Policy, Industry, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Industry News, UAW, News Blog, Union News


New York Auto Show Shifts Into August 2021

After numerous postponements led up to a cancellation in 2020, the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is coming back for 2021 — four months later than planned. On Tuesday, organizers announced that the event would be delayed until August to take advantage of planned expansions at the Javits Center providing additional room for vendors and […] The post New York Auto Show Shifts Into August 2021 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: New York, Industry, Auto Shows, Autos, Automotive Industry, Event Planning, Trade Shows, Industry News, New York Auto Show, Javits Center, New York International Auto Show, News Blog, New York International Auto Show NYIAS, NYIAS, Automotive Trade Shows, COVID


Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways [UPDATED]

Canada’s preferred choice in unions, Unifor, warned that contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were progressing slower than anticipated over the weekend. By Wednesday, news of a strike had begun brewing over social media. Local 444 was issuing FCA-WAP bargaining updates on Twitter and Facebook that included marching orders in the event that the day’s […] The post Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Facebook, Unions, Canada, Fca, Autos, Automotive Industry, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Unifor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Union News, Contract Negotiations


Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways

Canada’s preferred choice in unions, Unifor, warned that contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were progressing slower than anticipated over the weekend. By Wednesday, news of a strike had begun brewing over social media. Local 444 was issuing FCA-WAP bargaining updates on Twitter and Facebook that included marching orders in the event that the day’s […] The post Unifor Prepares to Strike After FCA Negotiations Go Sideways appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Facebook, Unions, Canada, Fca, Autos, Automotive Industry, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Unifor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Union News, Contract Negotiations


Disorderly Brexit could damage UK's economic recovery from Covid, says OECD

Body feels failure to conclude free trade agreement before end of 2020 will hit jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s economy faces a double risk to recovery from a disorderly Brexit as the coronavirus pandemic drags down growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned.On the eve of a critical EU leaders’ summit in Brussels, the influential Paris-based thinktank said the Covid crisis would further complicate a disorderly Brexit as...
Tags: Business, UK, Economics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Thinktanks, Food & drink industry, Paris, Economic recovery, Automotive Industry, Brussels, OECD, Manufacturing sector, Brexit, EU Continue


NADA to Become Virtual Event Next Year

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has decided to go digital to combat the coronavirus pandemic, canceling plans for what would have been an in-person event held at the end of January. Plans now include a virtual, mid-week conference starting on February 9th, which organizers agree will be far better than a bunch of people […] The post NADA to Become Virtual Event Next Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Trade Shows, NADA, News Blog, Pandemic, Car Dealerships, Dealer News, National Automobile Dealers Association NADA, Automotive Dealers, North American Dealers Association, Trade Events, COVID-19


Salaried Ford Employees to Work Remotely Through June

With so many individuals still working remotely to combat The Dreaded Coronavirus™ from spreading, there have to be thousands of pools on when employees will finally be allowed to return to their cobweb-filled offices. But they have to be getting pretty boring because its hard to imagine anybody confidently putting their money down on late […] The post Salaried Ford Employees to Work Remotely Through June appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Remote Work, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, COVID-19, Lockdowns


State subsidies for company cars top €32bn in UK and EU

UK alone spends €5.7bn and Germany €12bn but analysis finds subsidies often go towards most polluting fleet vehiclesUK and European governments give companies subsidies worth €32bn (£29bn) a year towards buying cars, the vast majority of which are polluting diesel and petrol models, new analysis has found.The UK subsidies were worth €5.7bn (£5.2bn) to company car owners in 2019, according to the study by analysts Dataforce on behalf of Transport & Environment, a campaign group. Germany, the EU’s...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Money, Climate Change, Germany, Environment, Eu, UK News, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Transport Environment, Dataforce


Another Former UAW President Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Dennis Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty to embezzling union funds on Wednesday. His copping to the conspiracy charge comes after his successor, Gary Jones, similarly pleaded guilty to misappropriating more than $1.5 million from the UAW in June. They’re joined by numerous co-conspirators that have been caught in a […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investigations, Autos, Automotive Industry, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, News Blog, Union News, Union Corruption, Federal Probes


GM Files State Lawsuits Against FCA Over Racketeering Claims

General Motors refuses to let the dismissal of its federal racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stand in the way of getting what it believes is true justice. On Monday, the automaker filed its latest claim with Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan. These are separate from the New Jersey lawsuit it has targeting former […] The post GM Files State Lawsuits Against FCA Over Racketeering Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, New Jersey, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Automotive Industry, Michigan, Bribery, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, Wayne County Circuit Court, News Blog, Union News, Hot Legal Action


Ex-Nissan executive goes on trial over alleged Carlos Ghosn conspiracy

American Greg Kelly denies concealing $87m in payments in Tokyo trial expected to last 10 monthsA former Nissan executive who is accused of conspiring with the firm’s fugitive former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, to falsify financial statements has pleaded not guilty in the first hearing of his highly anticipated trial.American Greg Kelly, who faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of financial misconduct, faces a single charge – conspiring to under-report tens of millions of dollars in pay that ...
Tags: Business, Japan, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Greg Kelly


Motor manufacturers warn of £100bn losses if no Brexit deal struck

Automotive trade bodies predict wave of job cuts if UK crashes out of the single marketBritish and European motor manufacturers have warned of “catastrophic” £100bn losses in the industry over the next five years if a Brexit trade deal is not struck.As trade talks hang by a thread in the face of a political showdown over the EU withdrawal agreement, sector leaders from across Europe predicted a wave of job losses in both factories and their suppliers if the UK crashes out of the single market. C...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Automotive Industry, Brexit


Supplier Layoffs Planned at Schaeffler, Continental as Economy Dies

Germany’s Schaeffler AG will reportedly be eliminating 4,400 jobs and abandoning several facilities in its home country as the supplier confronts what it dubbed complications relating to the global pandemic. Like Continental, which is actually controlled by the same people, Schaeffler has been coping with lessened demand after automakers around the globe shut down earlier […] The post Supplier Layoffs Planned at Schaeffler, Continental as Economy Dies appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Recession, Autos, Automotive Industry, Continental, Schaeffler, Schaeffler Group, News Blog, Auto Parts, Schaeffler AG, Part Suppliers, Schaeffler Continental


Illegal devices that bypass vehicle emissions controls spread across US

Thousands of tons of pollution spew into the air in the US from devices that proliferate online and in body shops This story is co-published with FairWarningWhen officials at the Environmental Protection Agency began investigating Freedom Performance, LLC, they didn’t have to look very hard for evidence that the company was violating the Clean Air Act. According to legal documents, the Florida car parts distributor literally advertised violations on its website.“The road to hell is often paved w...
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, Pollution, Automotive Industry, Environmental Protection Agency, Freedom Performance LLC


Consumer Advocacy Group Demands Driving Data Be Controlled by Drivers

The Global Alliance for Vehicle Data Access (GAVDA) has issued a letter to automotive manufacturers around the world to request consumers be given direct access to the data generated by the vehicles they drive. While the group is comprised of organizations representing rental agencies, car sharing, independent vehicle repair shops that also want access to […] The post Consumer Advocacy Group Demands Driving Data Be Controlled by Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Laws, Privacy, Repairs, Big Data, Government, Data, Editorials, Personal Data, Autos, Automotive Industry, Consumer Advocacy, AAI, OEMS, Right To Repair, Data AcQuisition


Ford to Cut 1,400 Salaried Positions in U.S. Through Buyout Initiative

Barely a full day after news broke that Ford was on the cusp of announcing layoffs, Ford announced those layoffs. On Wednesday, the automaker informed employees that it needs to eliminate 1,400 salaried jobs as part of its $11-billion restructuring program. The good news is that these cuts will be handled through retirement buyouts that […] The post Ford to Cut 1,400 Salaried Positions in U.S. Through Buyout Initiative appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Industry News, Job Cuts, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Buyouts, Restructuring, Financial Reports


Report: Mass Nickel Mining Probably Won’t Be Great for the Environment

Electric vehicle manufacturers are already struggling to maintain supply lines as demand for batteries increases in practically every industry in existence. Automakers have recently begun branching out to secure the raw materials necessary for their production while also trying to cozy up to battery suppliers who already know they have them over a barrel. Some, […] The post Report: Mass Nickel Mining Probably Won’t Be Great for the Environment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Going Green, Mining, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, Nickel, BEVs, Battery supply, Battery Suppliers, Enviornmentalism, Nickel Mining


Ford, BMW Planning Job Cuts In U.S.

With a large number of automakers pinching pennies these days, it’s easy for the details of various restructuring plans to fall down the memory hole. For example, Ford has been engaged in an ambitious cost-cutting program since 2018. The $11-billion plan was said to take anywhere from three to five years to complete, requiring legitimate […] The post Ford, BMW Planning Job Cuts In U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Industry News, Job Cuts, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Restructuring, Financial Reports


How SUVs conquered America and the world to become a chief climate offender

Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous for the climate SUVs are than smaller vehicles, and how embedded they have become in our livesThey are the hulking cars that have conquered the world. Spreading from the heartlands of the US to a new generation of eager buyers in China to dominate even the twisting, narrow streets of Europe, the sports utility vehicle, or SUV, has bludgeoned its way to automobile supremacy with a heady mix of convenience and marketing muscle.The rise...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, China, Environment, US, America, US news, Automotive Industry


Trump Offers Credits for Companies That Bring Back American Factory Jobs, Tariffs for the Rest

Keen to sweep as much attention away from the 2020 Democratic National Convention as possible, President Donald Trump campaigned in Old Forge, PA while Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination at a largely virtual event. You’ll be forgiven for not having watched either, as both amounted to little more than bashing the opposing side with […] The post Trump Offers Credits for Companies That Bring Back American Factory Jobs, Tariffs for the Rest appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, China, Joe Biden, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, News Blog, Automotive Sector


Dealer Inventories Could Take a While to Stabilize

Car dealerships around the nation are reportedly having trouble restocking inventories following the prolonged production shutdowns enacted in response to the pandemic. Despite supply chain issues subsiding a bit, Cox Automotive reported the industry only has a 62-day supply of vehicles. That’s approximately 2.3 million sparkly new units, and would be more than enough to […] The post Dealer Inventories Could Take a While to Stabilize appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Automotive Industry, Supply, Car Sales, Cox Automotive, News Blog, Dealer News, Car Dealership, Automotive Sales, Automotive Supply, Automotive Delaerships, Vehicle Invenstory


GM Shares Dystopian Safety Tech, Ford Says Remote Work May Continue Into 2021

General Motors said it plans to share some of the safety technology it developed as a countermeasure to the coronavirus pandemic this week. These include a thermal scanning kiosk that uses infrared imaging to take temperatures of people as they stream into facilities, as well as a touchless printer app designed to keep staff from […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Industry News, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Pandemic Reponse