Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 14 - September 20, 2020

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 14, 2020 - September 20, 2020.

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-

As Auto Industry Roars Back, Worker Shortages Throw Up Roadblocks (NPR)

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes (USA Today)

Daimler Shows Off Long-Range Hydrogen Semi, New Battery Truck Amid Nikola Uproar (Forbes)

DOJ reportedly joins SEC in probing GM partner Nikola (The Detroit News)

FCA, PSA amend merger agreement due to COVID-19 (The Detroit News)

Ford launches new ‘buy American’ ad campaign ahead of heated U.S. presidential election (CNBC)

Ford Ranger tops 'made in America' index (The Detroit News)

Ford reveals plan for $700M plant, jobs to build all-electric Ford F-150 (USA Today)

Ford says new generation F-150 pickup trucks to go on sale in November (Reuters)

Ford’s making its electric F-150 a serious work truck in bid to set it apart from Tesla and GM pickups (CNBC)

If Nikola goes up in flames, GM might only get singed, analysts say (USA Today)

Kelley Blue Book Names Discontinued 2020 Models and 12 Best Cars Worth Waiting For in 2021 (Auto Dealer Today)

Kia Readying First Dedicated Battery-Electric Vehicle (The Detroit Bureau)

Plug-in hybrids called a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ as study claims emissions are higher than thought (CNBC)

Supplies of highly profitable GM pickups at historically low levels (CNBC)

Tesla Tells Us How It Keeps Beating Nearly Everyone in the Range Game (Car and Driver)

The New Hummer EV Truck Touts Crabwalk Mode, Opening A Can Of Worms For Self-Driving Cars (Forbes)

Volvo Wants to Sell American-Made Sedans to Americans (Bloomberg)

VW in talks to sell Bugatti to Croatia's Rimac - Manager Magazin (Reuters)

-Automotive Evolution News-

As cities around the world change, one expert stresses the importance of ‘smart mobility’ (CNBC)

Backup Driver In Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Charged With Negligent Homicide (Forbes)

HyreCar on Pace to Exceed One Million Rental Days in 2020 (BusinessWire)

Zoox gets driverless car test permit in California, a win for Amazon (Reuters)

-Automotive Retail News-

Cadillac dealers must invest $200K each for brand's EV future (The Detroit News)

Car Buying is Changing and All It Took Was a Pandemic: The Enlightenment (Car and Driver)

Dealership advertising rebounds after pandemic disruption (Auto Remarketing)

Embrace Behavior, Discard Models: How COVID-19 Changes What Data Your Dealership Needs (Auto Dealer Today)

Protective Asset Protection Industry Survey Shows How COVID-19 Opened Up More Online F&I Product Options from Dealers (Auto Dealer Today)

September shows promise for used-car sales at Sonic's franchised, EchoPark stores (Auto Remarketing)

Study: Slashing Budgets, Pandemic Auto Shoppers Are Eager for Online Tools and Promotions (Auto Dealer Today)

Supplies of highly profitable GM pickups at historically low levels (CNBC)

The role diversity plays in your dealership’s customer communications (CBT News)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Black Book: COVID-19 Market Insights (Auto Dealer Today)

-Automotive Ownership News-

Highway Death Rate Surged 20% During First Half of 2020 (The Detroit Bureau)

A growing pedestrian safety crisis: Speed, short lights and SUVs are worsening a health epidemic (USA Today)

-Automotive Servicing News-

Car recalls for September 10-17 (USA Today)

CARFAX: Rising recall numbers ‘a critical issue’ (Auto Remarketing)

DigniFi and Volkswagen Partner to Offer Auto Repair Financing at Dealerships Nationwide (PR Newswire)

-General Business & Executive News-

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Transactions Rebound in Q2 2020, with Record Valuations (Auto Dealer Today)

Fed signals rates will stay near zero for at least 3 years (Auto Finance News)

Metrics show consumers pulling back on spending in September as Congress debates second stimulus (CNBC)

Midway Auto Group Appoints Brett Lippel as President (BusinessWire)

Porsche Names New CEO for North America (Globe Atlanta)

The Pandemic Isn’t Winning Back Vehicle Ownership Converts—They Never Left (NADA)

TrueCar Fortifies Leadership Team with New Appointments (Globe Newswire)

Trump and Biden both boast about creating auto industry jobs — but differ on how (NBC News)

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