Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 1 - April 7, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of April 1, 2019 - April 7, 2019.

We hope it helps you stay up to speed on the key developments in our industry:

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2019 Green Car Winners Announced at DC Auto Show (The Detroit Bureau)

Exclusive: United States sets sights on China in new electric vehicle push (Reuters)

Ford, GM and Toyota set up a safety group for self-driving cars (CNBC)

Ford sales fall 1.6% due to unpopular cars, but truck, vans and SUVs gain (CNBC)

Former Nissan chief Ghosn: 'My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary' (CNBC)

PSA’s Tavares Throws Cold Water on Hot FCA Rumor (The Detroit Bureau)

Slowing manufacturing hiring may point to fraying U.S. expansion (Reuters)

Tesla delivery numbers indicate 2019 will be a rough year (CNBC)

Toyota to share its hybrid know-how for all to use — 24,000 patents worth (autoblog)

Truck war 'out of control' as 2019 Ram 1500 squeezes Chevy Silverado (Detroit Free Press)

Trump threatens Mexico with tariffs on cars in border fight (Detroit Free Press)

U.S. sales fall for most carmakers in first quarter (The Detroit News0

US judge gives Tesla CEO Elon Musk, SEC two weeks to work out their issues (CNBC)

Your 'domestic' vehicle may not be made in America: Here's where they're built (Detroit Free Press)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Autonomous Vehicles Provide New Economic Opportunities Although Security Hurdles Arise (Forbes)

Ford, GM, and Toyota Agree We Have No Plan on How to Make Autonomous Cars Safe (Car and Driver)

How States Can Overcome The Looming Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Gap (Forbes)

Hyundai Motor, Tencent tie up to develop self-driving cars software: report (Reuters)

New milestone for Free2Move Carsharing: 10,000 members (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Retail News-

5 Steps to Bring Your Dealer Website Up to Code (Auto Dealer Today)

Auto sales projected to slow to lowest level in more than 4 years despite SUV and truck demand (CNBC)

Carmakers sell more to rental fleets as retail slips (The Detroit News)

CarMax names states, cities where 4WD, AWD vehicles most popular (Auto Remarketing)

Carvana launches in 3 new California markets (Auto Remarketing)

Lithia, Penske bosses talk past performances, opportunities in recent earnings calls (Auto Remarketing)

Pickup truck brand loyalty down, particularly if price climbs (Auto Remarketing)

New-car loans hit highest interest rates in a decade (MarketWatch)

Sales drop 3.1%; SAAR jumps to 17.42 million (Automotive News)

Surprisingly strong vehicle sales in March boost U.S. economic outlook (MarketWatch)

U.S. Auto Sales Play Their Own Version Of March Madness (Forbes)

U.S. March and Quarter One Auto Sales Drop in Weak Start to 2019 (Reuters)

Used car dealers didn’t want to fix deadly defects, so they wrote a law to avoid it (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Lanes and showrooms get busier as spring market blossoms (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Great News! Driving in New York City Is About to Become Way More Expensive (Car and Driver)

Speed limit increases are killing thousands of Americans, IIHS study finds (USA Today)

Why are gas prices going up? They're already above $3 a gallon in these four states. (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Car Loan Rates Are the Highest in a Decade. It’s a Sell Signal for Auto Stocks. (Barron’s)

Closing the border with Mexico could bring the auto industry to a halt, experts say (NBC News)

Federal Auto Regulator To Investigate Hyundai, Kia Vehicle Fires (NPR)

Fiat Chrysler to pay Tesla hundreds of millions of euros to pool fleet (Reuters)

Mixed data offer glimmers of hope for slowing U.S. economy (Reuters)

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