Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 16 - April 22, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week April 16, 2018 - April 22, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future (Automotive News)

Automakers push Congress for higher fuel standards (The Detroit News)

Cadillac President Johan De Nysschen replaced by head of GM Canada (CNBC)

California agency is probing Tesla for occupational safety (CNBC)

Electric Vehicles Are Sparking Demand For Ethically-Sourced Materials And Blockchain Solutions (Forbes)

Ford Launches Global Creative Review in Major Setback for WPP (AdWeek)

Lexus Invests In Innovation And Community For 2018 Lexus Design Award (Forbes)

Musk's Leaked Email Raises More Questions About Tesla Than It Answers (Forbes)

Navigator, Escalade crushing competitors in growing luxury SUV segment (Detroit Free Press)

Porsche powertrain chief arrested in VW diesel emissions scandal (autoblog)

Tesla battery production is the real bottleneck, not Model 3 production, analyst says (CNBC)

Tesla could be 'too big to fail' like GM, Chrysler were during crisis, Morgan Stanley says (CNBC)

Tesla's Elon Musk vows '24/7' Model 3 production, lots of new jobs (USA Today)

Tesla, GM, Volkswagen score as China lifts auto ownership restrictions (USA Today)

Tesla temporarily shuts down Model 3 production (MarketWatch)

VW to tweak logo for electric-car era (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Coca-Cola Hails a Ride as Madison Avenue Works to Crack In-Car Advertising (Variety)

Chevy and Shell team up for in-dash fuel payment (The Detroit News)

EV Investment Booms in Last Two Years, Report Says (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford Self-Driving Service by 2021? (DrivingSales)

GM's Marketplace Allows Gas Purchase And Starts To Create Car-Retail Ecosystem (Forbes)

Heat-Seeking Cameras Could Help Keep Self-Driving Cars Safe (Wired)

How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: data (The Verge)

Toyota to deploy vehicle-to-vehicle tech in 2021 (The Detroit News)

-Automotive Retail News-

Autotrader highlights April's top CPO deals (Auto Remarketing)

Cars Americans didn't want to buy in 2017 (USA Today) Predicts How Quickly Vehicles Will Sell With Launch of AI Powered "Hot Car" (PR Newswire)

Mustang: World’s Best-Selling Sports Car for Third Year in a Row (The Detroit Bureau)

Opel-Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs (Reuters)

Report: Dealerships leaning more on incentive money to turn profit (Automotive News)

Senate strikes down guidance on discriminatory auto lending (Reuters)

Study: Millennials often opt to spend tax refund on car (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book notices continued price retention strength shown by smaller cars (Auto Remarketing)

Dealers seeking cars $12K or below can find more profitability online (Auto Remarketing)

Small Cars Values Continue to Rise for Fourth Week (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used Cars Outperforming Trucks at Auction (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Asleep near the wheel: Another reason for car ownership (The Detroit News)

Teens Improving Some Areas of Distracted Driving, Studies Reveal (The Detroit Bureau)

Gas Prices Will Run 14% Higher This Summer. How Do You Like That Big SUV Now? (Forbes)

Repeat offender Los Angeles, Phoenix and New York among the most polluted cities in the U.S. (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

35,000 classic cars shipped overseas from U.S. last year (Classic Cars)

Volkswagen Says Its New All-Electric Prototype Racer Is Faster Than An F1 Car (Jalopnik)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Customer Communication in the Digital Age (Ratchet and Wrench)

Summer Driving Season Calls for Automotive Check Up (The Detroit Bureau)

-General Business & Executive News-

Ally Announces Sweeping Leadership Changes (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Amazon passes 100 million paid Prime members (TechCrunch)

Automobiles power U.S. retail sales in March (Reuters)

Carvana acquires Mark Cuban-backed car imagery platform Car360 for $22 million (VentureBeat)

CDK Global Acquires Progressus Media (CDK Global)

Hearst Joins CDK Global Partner Program (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tenneco Acquires Federal-Mogul: A New Auto Parts Giant Rises (Forbes)

U.S. economy hits brakes in early 2018, but it’s gassed up and ready to go for the spring (Marketwatch)

VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers at Walmart stores (Reuters)

Wells Fargo Faces $1 Billion Fine over Excess Auto Insurance and Other Abuses (Car and Driver)

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