Two Democratic lawmakers asked EPA chief Scott Pruitt for documents related to proposed changes to vehicle fuel emission standards and California's authority to set its own measures, and accused him of misleading Congress of the agency's plans.
As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama's ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate by doing something that automakers have feared: de-coupling the state's rules with those set in Washington.
President Donald Trump's threats to unleash a trade war over steel crushed any hopes of substantial progress in talks to rework NAFTA, pitching negotiators into a political maelstrom and heightening fears for the trade deal's future.
Willow Run, on the outskirts of Detroit, turned out Chevrolets, Kaisers, transmissions and even B-24 Liberators before being abandoned. Now, the site could pull future-generation auto industry development back to Michigan.
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russian subsidiary AvtoVAZ, as well as Hyundai and sister brand Kia. These three dominant players are poised to profit most from the market's rebound.
Opel's plan to return to profit has similar goals to PSA's recovery road map. But Opel may have a hard time bouncing back as it faces weak demand in key markets and the high costs of funding new technologies.
The Brazilian auto market should grow 40 percent in the next four years as Latin America's largest economy emerges from its deepest recession in a century, Pablo Di Si, the new head of VW Group in Brazil, said.
The future for diesel-powered cars in Europe may look brighter after Austrians elect a new government later this month. Austria's economy has much at stake, with almost three-fifths of registered cars running on diesel.