Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 22 - March 28, 2021

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 22, 2021 – March 28, 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-

Chip shortage will shut five Stellantis plants into April (Detroit Free Press)

Global chip woes: GM to halts more production (Detroit News)

Jeep plans to go from gas-guzzling SUVs to ‘green’ off-road electric vehicles (CNBC)

Renault lays plans for Spanish hybrid-vehicle hub with new SUVs (Detroit News)

Semiconductor shortage, other supply chain issues cause more auto production disruptions (Detroit News)

Toyota and Subaru will jointly announce something mysterious and quick (autoblog)

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Ford in product liability venue dispute (autoblog)

-Automotive Retail News-

California senators urge Biden to set a date to end gas-powered vehicle sales (Detroit News)

Cox Automotive March Forecast: U.S. Auto Sales Pick Up Pace Heading Into Spring (Cox Auto)

Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin (CNBC)

Ford receives 125K Bronco orders, but some customers may be waiting longer than expected (Detroit News)

Huge Increase In March Auto Sales, Since Sales Cratered A Year Ago (Forbes)

J.D. Power Used Market Update (NADA)

TrueCar Forecasts Total New Vehicle Sales Up 42% Year-Over-Year for March 2021 in First Year-Over-Year Compare Since Covid-19 Impact on Industry (Newswire)

Weekly Market Insights (Black Book)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Audi Recalls A3, S3 over Passenger Airbag System Shutoffs (Car and Driver)

Firestone now makes house calls for vehicle maintenance (autoblog)

Fleet-Service Provider Pivet Recruiting Auto Dealers (Wards Auto)

Ram recalls 20,000 heavy-duty trucks for engine fire risk (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

Authenticom Launches DVSync (Auto Dealer Today)

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Sets Record for Transactions with Dealer Earnings and Blue Sky Values Hitting New Heights in 2020 (Auto Dealer Today)

Buttigieg pushes infrastructure spending as national security, environmental linchpin (Detroit News)

Car Capital Announces $8.8 Million Series A Funding Round and Launches Operations (Auto Dealer Today)

Carpay Closes On $6.5M Round, Led by AutoTech Ventures (Automotive Ventures)

COVID-19 kept cars off the roads last year, but pedestrian deaths remained high (Detroit Free Press)

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha to make swappable motorcycle batteries (autoblog)

Spireon Acquires CalAmp's LoJack® U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery Business (Auto Dealer Today)

TrueCar and AAA Announce Extension of 13-Year Auto Buying Program (PR Newswire)

The Auto Industry Is Asking For It (Wards Auto)

Upstart set to acquire Prodigy to reinforce auto platform (AFJ)

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Automotive Executives Association

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