Top Automotive Industry News for Week of November 19 - November 25, 2018

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of November 19, 2018 -November 25, 2018.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

Ford, VW could announce electric, driverless-car collaborations: analyst (MarketWatch)

Ford wants to get rid of that new-car smell. Here's why. (USA Today)

General Motors buyouts likely to fall short and layoffs loom (USA Today)

German court rules Volkswagen must reimburse owner full price of car (Reuters)

Ghosn scandal could trigger a series of crises for Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi (CNBC)

GM under investigation for faulty brake vacuum pumps (Detroit Free Press)

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing kicks off construction on $1.6B Alabama plant (Made In Alabama)

Nissan board votes to remove Carlos Ghosn as chairman (CNBC)

Renault taps interim chairman, COO to replace Ghosn: sources (Reuters)

Tesla will cut prices in China in response to import tariffs; Reuters (MarketWatch)

These are the best cars we tested in 2018 (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

AEye Raises $40M To Build Autonomous Car Sensor That Sees Better Than Humans (Forbes)

China Is Leading the World to an Electric Car Future (Bloomberg)

Congress considers extending electric vehicle tax credits, approval of self-driving cars (The Detroit News)

Electric vehicle sales to 'see a big lift' over the next 2 to 3 years, BlackRock says (CNBC)

Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior. (The New York Times)

-Automotive Retail News-

3 straight quarters of more than 10 million used-car sales (Auto Remarketing)

Analysts Expect First November Car Sales Slide in 9 Years (The Detroit Bureau)

AutoNation and Scott Painter patch things up (Automotive News)

Black Friday is breathing life back into the 0% auto loan (Automotive News)

Digital Crystal Ball Gives Auto Dealers A View To Future Sales (Forbes)

Every Plug-In-Hybrid Vehicle Available in America Today (Car and Driver)

What's the Best New-Car Deal for Black Friday? (

Where the deals are for Black Friday car shopping (CNBC)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

J.D. Power’s wholesale price projection through 2019 (Auto Remarketing)

Update on late-model auction volume (Auto Remarketing)

Used cars with the least depreciation in 2018 (Autoblog)

-Automotive Enthusiast News-

23 hot cars we can't wait to see at the 2018 LA Auto Show (Business Insider)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Citing Brake Concern, Feds Investigate 2.7M Pickups, Sport Utes (Forbes)

-General Business & Executive News-

An early holiday gift: Lower gas, oil prices could boost spending, economy (USA Today)

Billionaire threatens to tackle the nation’s most expensive auto insurance (Insurance Business)

On Black Friday, more U.S. shoppers chose the computer over the mall (Reuters)

PureCars launches an attribution platform just for car dealerships (MarTech)

Tesla is turning to partners to help with a growing used-car business (CNBC)

U.S. retail sales rebound, but consumer spending slowing (Reuters)

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