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Economic Outlook 2022

Photo by energepic.com from Pexels   Warren G. Harding used the term “return to normalcy” during his 1920 U.S. presidential campaign. It was an era when the global economy began to recover from the 1918 Spanish Flu and the First World War, which upended hundreds...

Hot Topics with CAR’s President and CEO, Carla Bailo (4/15/2022)

On a bi-weekly basis, CAR welcomes our audience to decompress with our President and CEO, Carla Bailo, as she covers and shares her thoughts on the latest Hot Topics happening in the automotive industry. While the biweekly newsletter primarily covers four topics, this...

Ukraine and “The Fog of War”

The phrase "the fog of war" is often used to describe the overwhelming feelings of uncertainty and stress associated with soldiers on the battlefield. Although the exact origins of the phrase remain unknown, we submit "the fog of war" well encapsulates the current...

Overview and Implications of New CAFE Standards and Penalties

On Friday, April 1, 2022, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled new CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards for 2024-2026 model year passenger cars and light-duty trucks. These new standards will require new vehicles sold in the US to average at...

Hot Topics with CAR’s President and CEO, Carla Bailo 4/1/2022)

On a bi-weekly basis, CAR welcomes our audience to decompress with our President and CEO, Carla Bailo, as she covers and shares her thoughts on the latest Hot Topics happening in the automotive industry. While the biweekly newsletter primarily covers four topics, this...

The Appeal and Scarcity of EVs as Fuel Prices Soar

As the automotive industry, among others, continues to grapple with supply chain disruptions from the ongoing war in Ukraine, the impact felt by consumers at the pump continues to make headlines across the US. Gas prices reached record highs in March, beating out...

Hot Topics with CAR’s President and CEO, Carla Bailo (3/18/2022)

On a bi-weekly basis, CAR welcomes our audience to decompress with our President and CEO, Carla Bailo, as she covers and shares her thoughts on the latest Hot Topics happening in the automotive industry. While the biweekly newsletter primarily covers four topics, this...

Auto Industry Faces Risk from Ukraine-Russia Crisis

On February 24, 2022, Russian military forces invaded Ukraine after weeks of escalating tensions. Prior to the invasion, President Biden announced a series of sanctions targeting two Russian financial institutions and a number of Russian oligarchs. In response to the...

Hot Topics with CAR’s President and CEO, Carla Bailo (2/18/2022)

On a bi-weekly basis, CAR welcomes our audience to decompress with our President and CEO, Carla Bailo, as she covers and shares her thoughts on the latest Hot Topics happening in the automotive industry. While the biweekly newsletter primarily covers four topics, this...

Ambassador Bridge Shut Down – The Latest Auto Industry Disruption

The global automotive industry has faced significant challenges and disruptions over the past two years, with the first and still prevalent disruption being the COVID-19 pandemic. Attributable to the pandemic, a widespread chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on...

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