Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 12 - November 18, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 12, 2018 -November 18, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

CEO Says VW Ready to Build 50 Million EVs (The Detroit Bureau)

Chinese Automaker Zotye Planning to Sell SUVs in US by 2020 (The Detroit Bureau)

Faraday Future Insists it Isn’t Going Away (The Detroit Bureau)

Fisker Takes On Tesla In Battle To Be Greenest (Forbes)

Hit hard by trade war, automakers from BMW to Ford hope Trump will hold off on new round of tarrifs (CNBC)

How Elon Musk might make $920 million in Tesla debt go away (LA Times)

Maserati seeks to reverse sales, profit slide after being treated 'almost like a mass-market brand' (Automotive News)

Tests show electronic driving systems’ fallibility (The Detroit News)

Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric car (Reuters)

What Tesla’s ‘Delivery Logistics Hell’ Is Like for Model 3 Buyers (The New York Times)

Zotye Set to Recruit US Dealers (Auto Dealer Monthly)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AAA joins the chorus to say: Driver assists don't always work (autoblog)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: 'I do not believe in auto driving cars' — it's not possible yet (CNBC)

GM Expanding Maven Peer-to-Peer Rentals to Include Other Brands (The Detroit Bureau)

Here's how Ford's autonomous vehicles will shake up ride hailing and delivery services (CNBC)

How Amazon And Other Retailers' Supply Chains Will Boost Use Cases For Autonomous Trucks (Forbes)

Maven, GM's Car-Sharing Service, Could Grow To A More Independent Future (Forbes)

Self-Driving Cars May Kill That Old Real Estate Mantra Of 'Location, Location, Location' (Forbes)

Walmart, Ford Motor team up to test self-driving car delivery (USA Today)

Wild Patent Idea: Drones Resupplying Electric Vehicles With Fresh Batteries (Forbes)

-Automotive Retail News-

Black Friday Becomes Black November as Car Dealers Extend Bargains, According to Edmunds (PR Newswire)

Car buyers say they are more satisfied with direct financing than indirect (Automotive News)

Guide To Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (Automotive News)

In an SUV Market, Toyota Intent on Boosting Demand for All-New 2020 Corolla (The Detroit Bureau)

Kelley Blue Book Announces Highly Anticipated 2019 Best Buy Award Winners (PR Newswire)

Lease Approvals Up Slightly in October (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Porsche Takes Top Spot in 2018 Power Sales Satisfaction Index (The Detroit Bureau)

Tesla, GM, Nissan, & Rest of the EV Drive Coalition Push Congress to Rethink the EV Tax Credit (Clean Technica)

Will Mid-Size Pickups Be Sales Cannibals Or Nourishment As Choices Expand (Forbes)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Used Full-Size Cars, SUVs Hit Hardest This Week (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Gas prices plummet amid 'bewildering' decline for oil as Thanksgiving travel approaches (USA Today)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

Dozens of classic cars saved from collapsed barn up for sale (Fox News)

-Automotive Servicing News-

4 Service Revenue Leaks You Need to Fix (Auto Dealer Monthly)

Citing Increased Crash Danger Honda Recalls 65,000 Vehicles (Forbes)

Ford recalls new Explorer, Expedition, Navigator, Nautilus, Super Duty (Detroit Fre Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

Energizer to buy Spectrum's auto care business for $1.25 billion, amends deal to buy battery business (MarketWatch)

Trump is reportedly obsessed with tariffs on foreign cars and sees them as his best trade tactic (CNBC)

VW betting $50 billion on electrification, autonomy, mobility services (CNet)

What to do about scooters? Officials try unique solutions as problems go on (USA Today)

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