Mexico’s auto production up 3.9% in May; exports? Yeah, about that…
Mexico's auto production grew 3.9% last May to 352,860 units, a record for the month, according to the latest data from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA). Meanwhile, production of automakers installed in the country totaled 1,607,057 vehicles in the first five months of the year, to...
Boosted by automation, Tesla is on track to build 5,000 Model 3 cars per week
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed last week that production of Model 3 has steadily improved at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California, and that the company is on track to meet its goal of 5,000 cars a week by the end of June, according to a report by Bloomberg. The plant is immersed in an intense pro...
Daimler unveils electric Class 8 truck likely to be built in Saltillo
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled earlier this week two new, fully-electric trucks from Freightliner, its leading U.S. truck brand, in a bid to compete with Tesla, Volvo AB and Navistar in the race to electrify big rigs. The new Freightliner eCascadia is a heavy-duty electric truck with ...
Here’s how US sales of Mexico-made vehicles ended up in May
Demand of light trucks reflected in sales of some Mexico-made models in May with three-digit and two-digit growing rates for the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Journey respectively.  There were also cases in which the sale of some SUVs seemed to start to cool off, as is the case of the Audi Q5, whose ...
Auto tariffs would kill 157,000 jobs in the US, says study
Should the Administration of President Donald Trump to impose a 25% tariff on imported cars for reasons of national security, it would cause a loss of 157,000 net jobs in the United States, according to a study by The Trade Partnership (PDF). "We find that the tariffs would have a very small posit...

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