Top Automotive Industry News for Week of March 8 - March14, 2021

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of March 8, 2021 – March 14, 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-

Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands to enjoy stronger investments under Stellantis: Elkann (Reuters)

Auto industry urges emissions deal weaker than Obama's (Fox Business)

GM CEO Mary Barra: ‘We’re just at the beginning’ of where company’s stock will move (CNBC)

GM forms new joint venture to fast-track EV battery development (Detroit Free Press)

Honda of America plans to sell 2 fully electric SUVs in 2024 (Detroit News)

Jeep unveils long-awaited Grand Wagoneer SUV topping $111,000 (CNBC)

Shares of EV start-up Canoo surge as much as 14% on new electric pickup truck (CNBC)

Short Seller, in Devastating Report, Accuses Lordstown Motors of Faking EV Orders (Car and Driver)

VW to cut up to 4,000 jobs via early retirement, sources say (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

Auto Market Weekly Summary (Cox Auto)

CarGurus Study Reveals Desire for More Car Financing Information Earlier in Shopping Journey (Globe Newswire)

For the auto industry, the pandemic changed everything (NBC News)

One year into pandemic, Americans prioritize car ownership (Auto Remarketing)

Tesla Sitting on Top of U.S. Luxury Sales Segment (The Detroit Bureau)

Weekly Market Insights (Black Book)

-Automotive Servicing News-

2021 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study Results (J.D Power)

Ford to launch recall of 2.9 million vehicles for air bag inflators (Reuters)

Kia recalls nearly 380K vehicles for engine fire risk (Detroit Free Press)

Nissan recalling 854K Sentras to fix brake light problem (Detroit Free Press)

How EVs Might Change Car Dealership Service Departments (Wards Auto)

-General Business & Executive News-

Americans Are Ready To Spend Again: Consumer Confidence Hits Pandemic High (Forbes)

Henry Ford’s great-great grandchildren nominated to automaker’s board (CNBC)

NTSB asks NHTSA for more self-driving car rules, citing Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' beta (Cnet)

Snap-on Acquires Dealer-FX Group, Inc. (Business Wire)

Uber, Lyft team up on database to expose abusive drivers (Detroit News)

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Automotive Executives Association

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