Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 15 - June 21, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of June 15, 2020 - June 21, 2020.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

3-D printing helped GM make products for 'arsenal of health' (The Detroit News)

Austin area may offer $68 million in tax breaks for potential Tesla plant (MarketWatch)

BMW, Mercedes put self-driving alliance on hold (Automotive News)

Coronavirus raises stakes as auto unions ready for a fight (Reuters)

DOJ criminal investigation into Ford mileage, emissions continues for second year (USA Today)

Fiat Chrysler workers to pause for Juneteenth, death of George Floyd (USA Today)

Ford, Fiat Chrysler returning to pre-coronavirus production levels (CNBC)

Ford launching new driver system to compete with Tesla’s Autopilot and GM’s Super Cruise (CNBC)

Ford moves Bronco reveal to July 13 over O.J. Simpson birthday controversy (Detroit Free Press)

Ford to bring thousands of workers back sooner than planned for F-Series, SUVs (Detroit Free Press)

GM board member becoming familiar name for the wrong reasons (Detroit Free Press)

GM CEO Mary Barra ‘cautiously optimistic’ on coronavirus recovery, consumer demand (CNBC)

GM to go silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds on Juneteenth in support of Black community (USA Today)

Incoming Renault CEO says he's ready for turnaround challenge (Reuters)

Lucid Motors To Unveil Production Version Of Air Luxury Sedan In September (Forbes)

Nikola founder: We’re going after top-selling Ford-150 with our $60,000 electric Badger pickup (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

GM's Cruise 'making progress' on self-drive technology (The Detroit News)

How Working From Home Could Save 11 Billion Road Miles, Cut Emissions (Forbes)

Lyft Says All Vehicles On Its Network To Go Electric By 2030 (Forbes)

Toyota makes 2 executive moves with eyes on mobility (Auto Remarketing)

U.S. to unveil voluntary self-driving testing data-sharing effort (Reuters)

VW talking with rivals about creating a shared operating system for cars (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

AutoNation providing free vehicle sanitization to first responders at its dealerships (Auto Remarketing)

CarMax beats Q1 sales estimates despite impact of pandemic (MarketWatch)

Forced By COVID-19 To Adopt Online Selling, Dealers Gain Efficiency, New Survey Reveals (Forbes)

How to hunt down a used-car deal from a rental company like Hertz, Enterprise during coronavirus (USA Today)

Lower Auto Finance Delinquency Rates; Continued Popularity of Used Vehicles in Q1 (Experian)

The coronavirus pandemic can't stop Americans from buying pickups (USA Today)

Used-Car Sales Rebound First, As Sonic Auto Reopens From Pandemic (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Wholesale vehicle prices continue improvement in June (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Study Says SUVs Are More Deadly Than Cars When Striking Pedestrians (Forbes)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car recalls for June 11-18 (USA Today)

Jeep Cherokee rollaway risk leads to recall from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Amazon is the fourth‑largest US delivery service and growing fast (Digital Commerce)

Bankrupt Hertz terminates controversial stock sale (CNBC)

Blinker Teams With Autotrader to Deliver Premier Digital Solutions for Private Sellers (Newswire)

Cox Automotive Trims 275 Jobs During Recovery (CBT News)

Millions Of Americans Skip Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms (NPR)

Volkswagen invests extra $200 million in U.S. battery company QuantumScape (Reuters)

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