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Elon Musk, Tesla settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge

October 16, 2018

Via: Automotive News

NEW YORK — A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla Inc. and Chief Executive Elon Musk with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving government claims that Musk misled the public with a flurry of tweets about […]


Regulations

How Will the Shift from NAFTA to USMCA Affect the Auto Industry?

October 12, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The Trump administration’s unapologetic disparagement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has resulted in a replacement agreement, announced October 1, with the governments of Canada and Mexico. Now that NAFTA is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), how […]


Regulations

UK to cut hybrid car subsidies

October 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will cut the incentives available to those buying plug-in hybrid vehicles as it focuses on pure electric models, sparking anger from an industry trade body as carmakers already face declining sales in Europe’s second-biggest autos market. […]


Regulations

Automakers react cautiously to weaker CO2 target in Europe

October 10, 2018

Via: Automotive News

LUXEMBOURG — Automakers reacted cautiously to a less stringent, 35 percent CO2 emissions target for new-car fleets in the European Union but said the goal could still hit the industry’s competitiveness. On Tuesday, European Union nations agreed to seek a […]


Regulations

U.S. judge says China’s ZTE violated probation; extends monitor’s term

October 4, 2018

Via: Reuters

In his order, U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas extended until 2022 the term of a monitor he appointed to assess ZTE’s compliance with U.S. export control laws. The monitorship originally was scheduled to end in 2020. ZTE is […]


Regulations

Manufacturers Liken Impact of Tariffs to Obama-Era Regulations

September 26, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Tariffs are beginning to offset some of the positive impacts that American manufacturers have enjoyed since President Donald Trump started rolling back regulations, according to Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufactures. “If you look back a couple […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

India to launch policy to promote electric vehicles: Modi

September 7, 2018

Via: Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will soon launch a new policy to boost the production and use of electric and alternate fuels-driven vehicles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, as the world’s third biggest oil consumer tries to cut […]


Regulations

Musk’s Boring Co. Asks Trump Administration for Tariff Relief

August 17, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. asked the Trump administration to exclude imports of certain Chinese parts for tunneling machinery from imposed tariffs, saying the duties would cause construction delays and economic harm to the company. U.S. President Donald Trump slapped duties […]


Regulations

ZTE Fight Comes to a Close, At Least for Now

August 14, 2018

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Defense authorization bill prohibits government from using certain ZTE products. President Trump took a break from tweeting about his former reality show costar-turned rogue White House aide on Monday to officially sign the $716 billion defense policy act, which is […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

GM asks Trump for tariff exemption on China-made Buick Envision

August 3, 2018

Via: Automotive News

General Motors asked the Trump administration to exclude the China-made Buick Envision small crossover from import tariffs, saying they would harm the company’s ability to compete in the U.S. luxury market. The automaker sold 210,000 Envisions in China last year […]