Tag Archives: Tariffs

How Leeks Convinced Japanese Automakers to Build Cars In China

I have straight up no idea how I came across this story that had sat in my bookmarks folder for, I think, years, but it discusses international tariffs, automobiles, and leeks, three of my favorite things.

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Volkswagen Says It Will Increase U.S. Production By Partnering With Ford Following White House Meeting

Following a meeting with President Trump on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess gave a public run through of the company’s potential options for increasing American-based automotive production. Chief among the day’s talking points, Volkswagen’s alliance with Ford Motor Co. and a potential use of the Blue Oval’s U.S.…

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GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal

Trump’s tweeting into the void, General Motors is pulling new words out of a hat, and a mainstream automaker just dissed Tesla again. All that and more in The Morning Shift of Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

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Ford’s Retooling Its U.S. Plants To Build More SUVs—Without Layoffs

Ford breathes a sigh of relief as it’s time for General Motors to be President Trump’s punching bag, a Chicken Tax on all cars probably would be terrible, Volvo doesn’t want to sell your data and so much more for The Morning Shift of Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

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Here’s President Trump Threatening GM’s Electric Car ‘Subsidies’ Over the Plant Closures

Ever since the news broke yesterday that General Motors was slashing North American jobs to prepare for our possible electric/autonomous/horrible future, nearly everyone has wondered: What will President Trump, who campaigned on a platform of bringing back and keeping American auto jobs, have to say about this? Now we…

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Import Cars Could Soon Be a National Security Threat

Big tariffs on imports could be coming on “national security” grounds, the German automakers are bracing for them, one of Tesla’s top lawyers quits and much more for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

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Trump’s Trade War Threatens BMW’s Biggest Factory in the World, but South Carolina Doesn’t Seem to Mind

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Textiles used to dominate this part of South Carolina, which locals call the Upstate. But after the textile industry went overseas, BMW came in and built its biggest car factory in the world, bringing back prosperity in the process. But for more than a few voters and public officials in the…

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This Month Is Your Last Chance to Get the Full EV Tax Credit on a Tesla

Tesla’s tax credit time is up, oil production is at all time highs, BMW isn’t confident about next year, and an auto supplier founder is suing his daughter over the family fortune. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

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Trump Wants More American Cars in Japan, Which Will Never Happen

More high hopes and impossible dreams from the Trump administration, China’s electric future, Tesla’s strict NDA practices target unions and much, much more for The Morning Shift on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

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Now Tesla Has a Delivery Problem

Elon Musk admits that Tesla is falling behind on deliveries, the mid-size Ram will likely be a Wrangler, Cadillac wants to make special cars and Ferrari investors seem to be worried about nothing. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

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