Top Automotive Industry News for Week of February 15 - February 21, 2021

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of February 15, 2021 – February 21, 2021.

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

-Automotive Executives Association (AEA) News-

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-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Apple in talks to buy self-driving sensors, key step in car plan (Detroit News)

Automakers Reeling Due to Crippling Winter Weather (The Detroit Bureau)

Bosch, Microsoft join forces to develop vehicle software platform (autoblog)

Carmakers wake up to new pecking order as chip crunch intensifies (autoblog)

Consumer Reports Weighs in on Best Vehicles, Brands to Buy (The Detroit Bureau)

Ford Going 100% Electric in Europe by 2026 (The Detroit Bureau)

GM reveals 2022 Bolt EUV, 2022 Bolt EV: How they're different (Detroit Free Press)

Here Are All the Promises Automakers Have Made about Electric Cars (Car and Driver)

Jaguar Land Rover to cut workforce by 2,000 in push toward electric future (autoblog)

JD Power says Lexus is most dependable auto brand, ranks Tesla 30th out of 33 (CNBC)

Luxury car brand Jaguar to go all-electric by 2025 (Detroit News)

Mazda tops Consumer Reports list for first time ever (CNBC)

Nissan Not Negotiating With Apple, Says U.S. Marketing Chief (The Detroit Bureau)

Vehicle Dependability Surges to Record Levels, Reports J.D. Power (The Detroit Bureau)

Volkswagen Ponders Porsche Offering to Fund Evs (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation blows away profit estimates, reveals $1 billion stock buyback plan (Yahoo)

AutoNation CEO: Range anxiety no longer much of a problem for most electric car owners (CNBC)

Autotrader Announces Best New Cars for 2021 to Help Car Shoppers Find Their Perfect Match (Auto Dealer Today)

Baltimore's Carbiz acquired by fast-growing used car franchise EchoPark Automotive (BizJournals)

Consumer Credit Activity Continues to Rise from Pandemic Lows; Auto Loan Subprime Performance Lags (Auto Dealer Today)

Lincoln Returns to Top of Most-Seen Auto Ads Chart (Wards Auto)

Q4 2020 Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Report (Cox Auto)

Survey: The Pandemic Accelerated the Adoption of Digital Retailing (Auto Dealer Today)

Weekly Market Insights (Black Book)

Weekly Market Update (J.D. Power)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Agero Says New System Streamlines Recall Processes (Wards Auto)

Ford recalling 153,000 vehicles in U.S., Canada that could have faulty inflators (Reuters)

-General Business & Executive News-

AutoNation exits Vroom investment, names new chairman (Auto Remarketing)

Honda Pulls Trigger for New CEO (The Detroit Bureau)

J.D. Power Launches Real-Time Auto Insurance Customer Loyalty Tracking Capability (Auto Dealer Today)

Some Texans use 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid pickup trucks to power homes amid winter storm (CNBC)

Texas freeze pushes U.S. gasoline prices higher (autoblog)

Uber loses a major employment rights case as the UK’s top court rules its drivers are workers (CNBC)

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Automotive Executives Association

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