EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rules – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy on Friday finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration’s climate legacy.
Why so few cars qualify as “American-made” – Donald Trump last week launched a trifecta of attacks on major automakers. Having bashed Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) for plans to open new factories in Mexico, the president-elect added Toyota to the list. He said if the Japanese automaker (TM) opened a planned Mexican plant to build Corollas, it would face a “big border tax” of 35 percent on any of those cars sold in the U.S.
New Transportation Department panel on automation to weigh in on self-driving cars – The U.S. Transportation Department has created an advisory committee on automation filled with representatives from the auto industry, ride-hailing companies, universities and the mayor of Los Angeles. The committee will hold its first meeting Monday to discuss automation issues, such as the development and deployment of self-driving cars.
Ford Is Adding 700 Jobs in Michigan After Canceling a Plant in Mexico – Ford is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million in a Michigan plant to build new electric and autonomous vehicles.