Top Automotive Industry News for Week of June 25 - July 1, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week June 25, 2018 - July 1, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

2019 Chevy Volt charges in half the time of last year's model (CNET)

Apple CarPlay & Google's Android Auto Less Distracting Than Automakers' Infotainment But Still Risky (Forbes)

Alfa Romeo, Maserati Betting on Batteries to Build Global Demand (The Detroit Bureau)

Automakers to Trump: Tariffs will drive up auto prices and cost thousands of jobs (CNBC)

Automakers to warn Trump of $45 billion higher vehicle costs if tariff imposed (Reuters)

Elon Musk is about to reveal how many Model 3s he's making. But that won't answer all the

questions facing Tesla (LA Times)

GM, Toyota warn of job cuts if Trump imposes auto tariffs (Detroit Free Press)

How Toyota And Honda Are Making The Leap Into The Future Of Mobility (Forbes)

Hyundai reportedly eyeing a takeover of FCA (autoblog)

It’s crunch time for Tesla’s assembly tent (The Detroit News)

Oil industry is 'peddling misinformation' about electric vehicles (CNBC)

Read what Elon Musk told Tesla after the car maker met its Model 3 goal (CNBC)

Tesla is asking Model 3 reservation holders for another $2,500 to order their cars (CNBC)

Toyota targets millennials with connected cars (The Detroit News)

Trump auto tariffs would make steel tariffs ‘look like a company picnic': AutoNation CEO (CNBC)

Trump tariffs would be bad for the entire global auto industry, says Moody’s (MarketWatch)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Colorado Aligns with California on Path toward More Electric-Vehicle Sales (Car and Driver)

Giant Oil Corporation Goes Electric (DrivingSales)

Grocery Giant Kroger Partners With Tech Startup Nuro For Robo-Delivery Service (Forbes)

Is Tesla's Elon Musk wrong about this key self-driving technology? (USA Today)

Uber is out to prove its self-driving cars are safe (Engadget)

Waymo needs 'large number' of cars for European robo-taxis: CEO (Reuters)

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-Automotive Retail News-

Auto dealers are selling fewer new cars. Here's why the industry isn't nervous (CNBC)

Car Dealers Tell Commerce Department That Tariffs are Taxes on Consumers (The Detroit Bureau)

First-Half 2018 Retail Sales Weakest in Four Years (Vehicle Remarketing)

In the market for a used car? Tariff talks might benefit you (Detroit Free Press)

June Auto Sales: Winning Ugly, Threats On The Horizon, But Winning (Forbes)

LMC/J.D. Power: First-Half Retail Sales Weakest in Four Years (Auto Dealer Monthly)

New Vehicle Sales Holding Steady in June (The Detroit Bureau)

Small used car prices on the rise (Fox News)

U.S. sales forecast to rise in June before tailing off (Automotive News)

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-Automotive Wholesale News-

Manheim Completes $400M Operational Upgrade (Vehicle Remarketing)

Used-car prices could fall 6% in next two years (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Death on foot: Distracted driving, cell phones factor in pedestrian deaths (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Detroit auto show to move to warmer months in 2020 (Crain’s)

Tesla test driver says next Roadster will be ‘proper weapon’ and Musk's speed claims are actually ‘conservative’ (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Lexus recalls 121,000 V6 cars to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

CarSoup Integrates Clarivoy Attribution Technology (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Ford chairman: Every piece of the auto business is changing (CNN)

Hyundai's Dean Evans Named the World's Eighth Most Influential Chief Marketing Officer by Forbes (PR Newswire)

Italy Sets Goal of 1 Million EVs by 2022 (DrivingSales)

Roadster Secures New Funding, Announces New Ties With Lithia, Lexus (Auto Dealer Monthly)

US GDP revised down as consumer-spending growth drops to a four-year low (Business Insider)

U.S. Auto-Safety Agency's Defect Investigations at Historic Low (Consumer Reports)

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