Top Automotive Industry News for Week of September 16 - September 22, 2019

Here is the most important news associated with the automotive industry identified by the AEA for the week of September 16, 2019 - September 22, 2019.

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

-Automotive Manufacturing News-

California And 23 States Sue Trump For Revoking Its Auto Emissions Authority (Forbes)

GM's $7 billion offer to UAW reportedly would add more lower-paying jobs (autoblog)

GM CEO Mary Barra Says Company Aims to Sell 1 Million EVs a Year (Car and Driver)

Judiciary chairman demands answers from Trump on Ford, California investigation (Detroit Free Press)

Tesla Model 3 earns top safety award from insurance group (MarketWatch)

Thousands more auto workers furloughed with more layoffs coming as GM and suppliers idle plants in UAW strike (CNBC)

Toyota will invest $391 million in San Antonio truck plant (autoblog)

Trump Confirms Mileage Standards Cut, Elimination of California Clean Air Waiver (The Detroit Bureau)

Why automakers may not change their strategies if Trump ends California emissions waiver (USA Today)

Will electric cars be able to save Volkswagen from its diesel emissions scandal? (CNBC)

-Automotive Evolution News-

Amazon's electric-van deal with Michigan startup Rivian is biggest EV order ever (The Detroit News)

Amazon is purchasing 100,000 Rivian electric vans, the largest order of EV delivery vehicles ever (CNBC)

Here’s Why Car Shoppers Are Still Avoiding EVs — Even Teslas (Forbes)

TuSimple Hauls In $120 Million To Speed Self-Driving Truck R&D (Forbes)

Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Dallas (The Verge)

-Automotive Retail News-

CarMax brings home delivery 'experience' to Texas (Auto Remarketing)

Case study: SureSale certified helps dealer increase used-vehicle sales 30% (Auto Remarketing)

Cox: Franchised, Independent Dealers See Two Different Markets (Auto Dealer Today)

UAW Strike Against GM Cools Consumer Interest (Forbes)

Used-car sentiments vary among franchised, independent dealers (Auto Remarketing)

What a Fed rate cut means for car shoppers (FOX Business)

-Automotive Wholesale News-

Demand for affordable transportation leaves mark on August prices (Auto Remarketing)

Steady Wholesale Values Follow Labor Day Sales (Vehicle Remarketing)

-Automotive Ownership News-

GM buyers and owners could soon start feeling impact of UAW strike (CNBC)

-Automotive Servicing News-

US investigating steering problems, welds in Jeep Wranglers (Detroit Free Press)

-General Business & Executive News-

CarGurus Launches New “My Car, My Deal” Brand Advertising Campaign (Globe Newswire) Hits Record-Setting Traffic Growth with 50M Visits in August; Consumer Intent-to-Buy Signals Improving, Giving Auto Dealers An Unparallelled Stream of Qualified Car Shoppers (

Firms see outside factors like foreign trade influencing dealership buy/sell moves (Auto Remarketing)

Tesla dips into the car insurance business. Whether it would cost less is not clear (CNBC)

U.S. Recession Risk Creeps Higher Because of Weak Business Spending (Yahoo)

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