Top Automotive Industry News for Week of April 20 - April 26, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of April 20, 2020 - April 26, 2020.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Battered automakers lure buyers with steep incentives (CNBC)

Coronavirus efforts could be a big moment in history of Detroit automakers (USA Today)

Detroit automakers, UAW to continue talks over reopening U.S. plants (Reuters)

Fate of Ford F-150, Super Duty trucks depends on plant shredded by tornado (Detroit Free Press)

GM Moving Forward With Preparations to Restart Plants (The Detroit Bureau)

Hyundai boosted production in March, so now its cars sit in U.S. ports (autoblog)

Subaru Expected To Team With Toyota to Bring Evoltis Battery SUV to Market (The Detroit Bureau)

Toyota Reveals “Flexible” Plan Aimed at Safely Starting to Re-Open US Plants (The Detroit Bureau)

UAW opposes early May restart to auto production (The Detroit Bureau)

UAW president: 'It's risky' to send factory workers back to auto plants in early May (USA Today)

Volkswagen Preparing to Restart its Chattanooga Plant (The Detroit Bureau)

We went inside the GM plant making coronavirus face masks. Here’s what it looked like (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Cruise Commits To Delivering The Holy Grail: Self-Driving EVs Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy (Forbes)

Dangers Await Self-Driving Car Tryouts As Post-Pandemic Roadway Efforts Get Underway (Forbes)

General Motors shutting down Maven car-sharing operations (CNBC)

Low-Trust Versus High-Trust Beliefs Will Impact The Growth Of AI, Including For Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Nuro Driverless Vehicles Become Robot Pack Mules For California COVID-19 Medical Centers (Forbes)

Reality Check: Consumer Sentiment on Future Mobility Technologies Declines Even Before the New Normal Hits, J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey Find (J.D. Power)

-Automotive Retail News-

As Michigan auto dealers start selling online, April shows an uptick (The Detroit News)

Autotrader ad helps shoppers understand safe car buying options (Auto Remarketing)

Buyers can get a deal on new, used cars — but it won't last long (Detroit Free Press)

CarMax provides operational updates (Auto Remarketing)

Cox Automotive: Auto Market Weekly Summary (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Guide helps dealers address ‘new roadmap to the sale’ (Auto Remarketing)

How Coronavirus Has Impacted the Price of Cars (Road and Track)

J.D. Power COVID-19 Valuation Update (J.D. Power)

Led by US, global auto sales expected to plummet 22% in 2020 due to coronavirus (CNBC)

Post-Pandemic, Global Auto Sales Still Likely to Remain Tanked Through 2021 (The Detroit Bureau)

Stimulus Checks May Give Auto Sales A Delayed Boost (Forbes)

TrueCar announces assistance to its dealer partners (Auto Remarketing)

TrueCar’s ALG Forecasts New Vehicle Auto Sales for April 2020 (Yahoo)

US auto sales recovering during coronavirus pandemic but still significantly down, J.D. Power says (CNBC)

With millions of people homebound, check out these online car-dealership discounts (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

April's wholesale vehicle price decline could be historic (Auto Remarketing)

Lane watch: Unprecedented challenges used-car managers now face (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Here Are The Best Ways To Cut Your Car Insurance Costs While You’re Stuck At Home (Forbes)

Speeding And Other Reckless Driving Spike During Pandemic (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Fuel pump problem forces Subaru to recall over 200K vehicles (The Detroit News)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoNation Promotes Jim Bender to President (CBT News)

CDK Global Completes Sale of its Digital Marketing Business to Ansira Partners, Inc. (BusinessWire)

PPP Is Back With $310 Billion in Additional Funding (Entrepreneur)

United Auto Workers union endorses Joe Biden for president (CNBC)

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