Top Automotive Industry News for Week of August 5 - August 11, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of August 5, 2019 - August 11, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Feds to Tesla: Cease and desist from claim that Model 3 is 'safest car' (USA Today)

GM Looking for Investors to Pay for Fast-Charging Network Stations (The Detroit Bureau)

GM Trimming Back Production and Other Automakers Expected to Follow (The Detroit Bureau)

Howes: Michigan auto towns get some love — and capital (The Detroit News)

Hyundai launches car with a roof-based solar charging system (CNBC)

More than 10K Detroiters register for FCA expansion jobs (Detroit Free Press)

MyFord Touch users could receive up to a $400 payout after class-action lawsuit (USA Today)

NHTSA’s Top Official Set to Leave Safety Agency (The Detroit Bureau)

Nissan pays out $1.5M after teen girl died in crash of a car that lacked side air bags (USA Today)

Postal Service decision could mean thousands of auto jobs in Flint, Lordstown (Detroit Free Press)

The breakthrough Toyota Prius became a victim of its own success (CNBC)

Trump's Clean Car Rollback Will Cost Up To $400 Billion, Increase Transport Emissions 10% (Forbes)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference (Reuters)

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Erode America's Love Affair With Cars? (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Lenders Likely to End Interest Rate Cuts (The Detroit Bureau)

Car dealers struggle to sell 2018 new-car inventory to make room for 2020 cars (CNBC)

Carvana Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results (BusinessWire)

Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Off 81% in July – to Lowest Level Since 2010 (The Detroit Bureau)

Honda, Acura add perks to CPO programs, extend some warranties (Auto Remarketing)

Honda uses E-Sports as a new marketing tactic for attracting first-time car buyers (AdAge)

Tesla Brings Back Free Supercharging in Attempt to Boost Model S and Model X Sales (Car and Drvier)

Used-car sales down slightly in July, but continue strength (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: Retained Values Flat in July (Vehicle Remarketing)

Manheim July wholesale-price data arrives against challenging year-ago comparison (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Ford recall: 2020 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator could roll because of crucial missing part (Detroit Free Press)

Honda to recall 222,674 Accord vehicles in China (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

After strategic review, to remain independent, public company (Auto Remarketing)

AutoWeb Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results (GlobeNewswire)

CarGurus Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results (GlobeNewswire) Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results (

defi SOLUTIONS, Sagent Auto sign merger agreement (Auto Remarketing)

DOJ Settles Nissan Captive Case for $3M (Auto Dealer Today)

Road America Deepens Partnership with RepairPal (Ratchet & Wrench)

TrueCar Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results (Globe Newswire)

Uber lost $5.2 billion in 3 months. Here's where all that money went. (Business Insider)

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