A collusion investigation regarding diesels, our robotic future, an American renaissance and more await you in this is The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
Ford and General Motors are losing ground in China, Volvo braces for the hurricane headed for the Carolinas, Tesla’s biggest boosters are beginning to sour on Elon Musk’s shenanigans and more on The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
In another stunning display of a fundamental misunderstanding of how the automotive industry works, President Donald Trump posted a tweet earlier on Sunday morning lauding a CNBC report that stated Ford’s intent to nix a plan to sell the Chinese-made Focus Active in the U.S.
Back in April, Ford announced that it was phasing out all small cars except the Ford Mustang and the Ford Focus Active in North America. Except now it looks like the Mustang may be on its own, as The Blue Oval brand will not bring the Focus Active stateside due to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Car tariffs, a Nissan recall, rapid battery charging and more await you. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
We got some Tesla stuff for you this morning, Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha in the doghouse, some money possibly being thrown at Lotus and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.
Ah, man, it was only a month ago that we’d diverted our attention for a moment from the toxic wasteland of social media to follow Peak Pegasus, a cargo vessel carrying a boatload of soybeans, as it raced to a port in China in a—now futile—effort to beat a new soybean tariff. I’d already forgotten about its journey,…
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Subaru’s problem with Trump’s proposed tariff, the quagmire presented by the government’s new emissions plan, NAFTA, and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
The Buick Envision is a meh car, but somehow Buick dealers sold 42,000 of these things in the U.S. market last year, making up 20 percent of its total U.S. sales. But it’s built in China and imported here, so thanks to the proposed Trump administration tariffs on imported cars, it could vanish from Buick’s American…
The car tariffs are starting to hit consumers, FCA’s new CEO has some very large shoes to fill and the trucking industry’s attempts at attracting new drivers await your rapt attention on The Morning Shift for Monday, July 30, 2018.
Who knew what and when about the health of Fiat Chrysler’s fallen former CEO, tariffs galore, Ford’s troubles and more await you on The Morning Shift for Friday, July 27, 2018.
Unions, tariffs, and everything else making life good and/or hell.
We’ve been hurtling toward 25 percent car tariffs actually happening ever since Trump started threatening them in March. Now, The Washington Post reports that our president is determined to implement them even as advisors “scramble” to stop him.
President Trump’s threatened 25 percent tariff on imported cars would not only dramatically impact automakers both foreign and domestic and cause car prices to increase, it would also spell disaster for PSA Peugeot-Citroën, which is already deep in the process of returning to the North American market.