Tag Archives: Tariffs

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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Ford Kills Plan to Sell Chinese-Made Cars in the U.S., and Trump Thinks It Means They’re Going to Start Manufacturing Them Here Instead [Update]

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.

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The 2019 Ford Focus Is Dead For U.S. Thanks To Trump’s Tariffs, Mustang Last Car Standing

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.

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The U.S. Cargo Ship That Failed to Beat Soybean Tariff Is Now Just Drifting Aimlessly at Sea

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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Buick Could Drop The Chinese-Built Envision From Its U.S. Lineup Over Tariffs

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…

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The Trade War Is Now Real

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.

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Pretty Much the Entire Auto Industry Told the Trump Administration Tariffs Are Bad

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you need to know.

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Trump’s Imported Car Tariff Could Ruin PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s Plans to Return to the U.S. 

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.

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