How to tell if a car or truck is “American”

How to tell if a car or truck is “American”

While simple in concept, the question of whether a given vehicle is a domestic product, or just how American a car is, turns out to be very difficult to answer. Is a vehicle domestic or American if: the original nationality of its brand or the location of its ultimate...
An Uncertain Electrification Tipping Point

An Uncertain Electrification Tipping Point

While the U.S. political scene is in a time of transition, the automotive industry remains challenged to meet future fuel economy standards.  The 2016 CAR study “An Assessment of Powertrain Technology Costs Associated with Meeting CAFE and GHG Standards” investigated...
The move to assemble vehicles in Mexico is about more than low wages

The move to assemble vehicles in Mexico is about more than low wages

Total per Vehicle Cost Advantages of Producing a Vehicle in Mexico for U.S. or European Markets Mexican automotive production has been a topic of recent debate. Since 2009, automakers—including BMW, Honda, Hyundai-Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and VW/Audi—have announced...