Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 11 - March 17, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 11, 2019 - March 17, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Carmakers see 'Green New Deal' as a non-starter (The Detroit News)

Custom Cars, Made to Order While You Wait (a Couple of Months) (The New York Times)

Did Ford just tease an electric Mustang as Tesla debuts Model Y? (USA Today)

Electric vehicles could cost the auto industry millions of jobs, a top analyst says (CNBC)

Fiat Chrysler says emissions recall of 800,000 vehicles is 'routine' under new EPA rule (CNBC)

Ford Expects Health-Care Costs to Top $1 Billion in 2020 (Bloomberg)

Ford to continue salaried layoffs through spring (The Detroit News)

Here's what Wall Street analysts are saying about Tesla's Model Y: 'Underwhelming', 'no surprises' (CNBC)

New Tesla CFO quickly moves to rebuild depleted finance team (MarketWatch)

SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO Martin Winterkorn with lying to investors (USA Today)

Tesla's new Model Y SUV hits the right note by playing it safe (USA Today)

Tesla Backtracks on Store Closures; Raises Prices 3% Instead (Detroit Bureau)

Toyota to invest $3B more in U.S. manufacturing operations (USA Today)

VW budgets $9 billion for electric vehicles, with luxury brand Audi taking lead with 30 new EVs (CNBC)

VW Expects to Sell 22 Million EVs Over Next Decade (The Detroit Bureau)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AAA study shows people are scared of autonomous cars (autoblog)

An Inconvenient Truth For The Global Auto Industry: Electric Cars Are Not Selling In 2019 (Forbes)

Battery start-ups are raising millions in the battle to crush Tesla (CNBC)

Detroit leads, Tesla lags in trillion-dollar race for robot-car business (Detroit Free Press)

GM's driverless car petition to NHTSA enters public comment phase (The Detroit News)

Is Amazon a friend or foe of the auto industry? Morgan Stanley isn't sure (CNBC)

Picking And Ranking Leaders In The Automated Driving Sector (Forbes)

SoftBank and Other Investors May Buy $1 Billion Stake in Uber’s Self-Driving Cars (The New York Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

Amid challenges, CPO & used-car sales show promise (Auto Remarketing)

Auto Dealers See Tariffs Hitting New Car Sales Hard, Pushing Buyers To Consider Used (Forbes)

Chicagoland startup focuses on selling used EVs online (Auto Remarketing)

Here are the Detroit car brands that top customer service satisfaction (Detroit Free Press)

March Days’ Supply Hits 10-Year High (Auto Dealer Today)

Strong offers coming for prime certified pre-owned selling stretch (Auto Remarketing)

Trump Budget Kills EV Tax Credit (Auto Dealer Monthly)

U.S. Car Dealers Slightly More Optimistic According To New Survey (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

For some, but not all, ‘it’s been much easier to buy online’ (Auto Remarketing)

Weekly Luxury Vehicle Values Fall at Auction (Vehicle Remarketing)

Wholesale remarketing goes ‘BOOM’ for commercial consignors (Auto Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Are car insurance safe driving discounts worth the cost of giving up your privacy? (USA Today)

U.S. Court Affirms Our Right to Flip Off Cops, but Here's Why It's Not Always Legal (Car and Driver)

-Automotive Servicing News-

FCA To Recall More Than 860,000 Vehicles Violating Emissions Rules (Forbes)

Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous Takata air bags (Detroit Free Press)

Porsche tops list of car brands with highest customer satisfaction; Fiat ranks worst (USA Today)

-General Business & Executive News-

Lyft to launch road show for up to $2 billion IPO: sources (Reuters)

MediaPost Names Best In Auto Marketing (MediaPost)

Texas is trying to block Tesla from even servicing its cars in direct sale battle with car dealers (Electrek)

U.S. retail sales rebound but not enough to jolt slowing economy (Reuters)

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