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

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of Marcy 15, 2021 – March 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-

EV Startup Rivian Announces a Tesla-Style U.S. Charging Network (Car and Driver)

Ford to Delay F-150 Production Amid Microchip Shortage (

Ford cutting shifts, partially building F-150 pickups and Edge SUVs due to chip shortage (CNBC)

Ford Retains Top Spot in 2020 in U.S. Auto Production, Exports (Detroit Bureau)

Genesis Begins to Break Through (Car and Driver)

GM builds pickups without fuel economy modules due to chip shortage (Detroit Free Press)

Jeep debuts four new concepts at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari (autoblog)

Tesla faces second NHTSA probe in Michigan this month (CNBC)

UAW says Ford plan to build new EV in Mexico, not Ohio, may violate contract (autoblog)

Volkswagen shares pop after report values its EV business at $230 billion (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Car Buyers Are Back, Just Not in the Dealership (Auto Dealer Today)

Chasing Down the Direct-Sales, EV and Used-Car Pucks (Wards Auto)

Lincoln Tops Most-Seen Auto Ads List (Wards Auto)

Manheim Investing in Streamlined Auto Auctions (Wards Auto)

New Independent Study Finds Majority of Car Shoppers Open to Purchasing Online (Auto Dealer Today)

Used Market Update: March 19, 2021 (J.D. Power)

Weekly Market Insights (Black Book)

Automakers embrace electric vehicles. But what about buyers? (Detroit News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

J.D. Power: Porsche, Mini Offer Best Service; EV Owners Unsatisfied with Service Experience (KBB)

-General Business & Executive News-

Biden Pressed for Timetable Phasing Out Gas, Diesel Vehicle Sales (Detroit Bureau)

CARFAX Recognizes Nation's Top-Rated Used-Car Dealers (Yahoo)

Sonic buys Carbiz, which expands EchoPark to Baltimore-Washington metro (Auto Remarketing)

Spireon Acquires CalAmp's LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business (PR Newswire)

Startup gains $8.8M in funding to drive platform for 100% approvals (Auto Remarketing)

What used cars tell us about the risk of too much inflation hitting the economy (Washington Post)

Wholesale car auction platform ACV Auctions sets terms for $314 million IPO (Nasdaq)

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