Will the Fuel Efficiency Rollback Help Employment?

President Donald Trump was obsessed with U.S. employment long before being sworn in as Commander-in-chief. In fact, the jobs rhetoric played a major role in swaying traditionally democratic voters in states like Michigan. The promise of manufacturing p…

Ailing Motorcycle Industry Could Be Canary in Coal Mine for Automakers – Part Two

Last week, we discussed how the motorcycle industry’s total failure to entice new riders for over a decade has come back to bite it in the ass. Two-wheeled ownership declined drastically in the United States after the Great Recession and never re…

Trade War Watch: Volvo Worried About New U.S. Factory, Germans Want Tariffs Killed Entirely

The ground beneath the factory Volvo Cars opened Wednesday in South Carolina grew shakier after company executives warned that the U.S.-China trade dispute could undo plans to create up to 4,000 auto jobs in the state. As you probably know, Volvo is cu…

Train Station 2.0: Ford’s Corktown Redevelopment Plan Unveiled, Won’t Replace Dearborn

All eyes were on the now Ford-owned Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood on Tuesday morning, as the automaker formally announced its plan for the derelict building and surrounding neighborhood. Ford Motor Company recently t…

Report Claims Self-driving Cars Will Make So Much Money, No One Will Care About Employment Losses

There’s been plenty of discussion about how autonomous vehicles will effectively annihilate the trucking and taxi industries. We’ve certainly discussed it — in addition to concerns that self-driving vehicles may not reduce pollution and tra…