Top Automotive Industry News for Week of December 4 - December 10, 2017

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week December 4, 2017 - December 10, 2017.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

BMW Pushing to Grow EV Sales by 50% in 2018 (The Detroit Bureau)

BMW rejects allegations of excessive emissions in road tests (Reuters)

California bill to banish fossil-fuel cars by 2040 in the works (Automotive News)

Carmakers want Silicon Valley's tech without its patent wars (Automotive News)

China has one big advantage in the race to build the car of the future (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler Eyes Alliance with Hyundai (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford betting 'very heavily' China will dominate the electric vehicle market (CNBC)

Ford Heavy Duty Laying Claim to Biggest, Baddest Truck (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford makes room for new self-driving vehicle, moving EV production to Mexico (CNBC)

Ford Offers Glimpse Of Its Plans For A Commercial Fleet Of Dedicated Self-Driving Hybrids (Forbes)

Forget Those Smokestacks; Transportation Now the #1 U.S. Source of Greenhouse Gas (the Detroit Bureau)

Former Volkswagen manager Oliver Schmidt gets 7 years in diesel emissions cheating scandal (USA Today)

Half of deadly Takata air bags still not fixed (The Detroit News)

How GM can gain from carbon fiber in trucks (Automotive News)

It's a Black-Widow Thing: Why Does Every Company that Owns Jeep Die? (Car and Driver)

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs with Urus unveiling (USA Today)

Only 15 Cars Earn 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating (Consumer Reports)

Pending Toyota site selection becomes political banter in Ala. race for U.S. Senate (Automotive News)

Toyota to announce new Avalon big car at Detroit auto show (ABC News)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Elon Musk told party attendees that Tesla is making A.I. hardware that could be 'the best in the world' (CNBC)

How Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cities And More E-Commerce Will Affect Advertising (Forbes)

Lyft is now offering self-driving car trips in Boston (The Verge)

Nissan plans fully self-driving cars in 2022 (The Detroit News)

Nissan uses Star Wars to help people understand semi-autonomous driving assists (The Verge)

Now New Yorkers can get a new Mercedes-Benz for 47 cents (a minute) (CNBC)

-Automotive Retail News-

Anheuser-Busch preorders 40 Tesla Semis (CNBC)

Buy a Car, Get a Trip: How European Delivery Works (Car and Driver)

California wildfires smoke out sales, service work (Automotive News)

CPO car sales pass 2.4 million units (Auto Remarketing)

December to Remember: Premium Brands Poised for Big Month (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford set to partner with Alibaba to test online auto sales in China: Report (CNBC)

Industry Experts Expecting A “Strong” Year for 2018 (The Detroit Bureau)

International Brands Gain Ground in November (Auto Dealer Monthly)

KBB: Average Transaction Price Reaches Record High in November (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Nobody Panic, But U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Are Poised For A Decline In 2018 (Forbes)

Subprime loans for autos show a big decline as term length hits a record high (CNBC)

Subprime Originations Hit Record Low in Q3 (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Tesla reservation holders may get Model 3 deliveries next week (autoblog)

Tesla notches legal victory in Missouri (Automotive News)

U.S. auto sales: 2017 likely to mark first fall since Great Recession (USA Today)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book index climbs for third straight month (Auto Remarketing)

The Appraisal Lane surpasses $100 million in used-car transactions (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Small Car Depreciation Spikes (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Avoid driving in these cities if you can (CNBC)

Distracted Driving Will Stop When Cars Drive Themselves (Forbes)

GM Marketplace In-Car Shopping a New Way to Drive Purchases (

Repealing Fuel Economy Standards To Cost American Households Nearly $1000 Per Year (Forbes)

These are the 15 safest vehicles you can drive in 2018, IIHS says (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

2017 LA Auto Show – Best In Show (TopSpeed)

Three of Neil Young's Classic Cars are Going to Auction (TheDrive)

-Automotive Servicing News-

The Cheapest-To-Fix Used Cars (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Dealers Get Last-Minute Tax Break (DrivingSales)

Capital One Grows Auto Portfolio Fastest Among Top 5 Banks (Auto Finance News)

Car dealers get a big, last-minute tax break in Senate reform bill (CNN) 2017 Data Finds Offline Events Drive Online Trends (

Lyft adds to IPO speculation with newest hire (PitchBook)

TrueCar Distinguishes Itself From Competition (MediaPost)

When Will Disruption Happen In The Auto Industry? (Forbes)

Why is bitcoin’s price so high? (TechCrunch)

World's Largest Advertisers: Spending is Growing (Ad Age)

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