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Re: auto industry discussion

Article in WSJ today:
Ford and GM Warn Dealers to Stop Charging So Much for New Cars
Auto makers try to curb the practice of adding fees to the suggested retail price, saying tactic could cost dealerships future vehicle inventory
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ford-gm-wa ... 1644323580
https://archive.is/Lmh8X
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Truckers' bridge blockade forces shutdowns at auto plants

The truck blockade at the U.S. border by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, Toyota and General Motors to shut down plants or otherwise curtail production
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Health/wireS ... s-82799596

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8 out of 10 of Car Shoppers Paid Above Sticker Price for New Vehicles in January, According to Edmunds
Cadillac, Kia and Land Rover command the highest average transaction prices above MSRP as consumer demand runs high
https://www.edmunds.com/industry/press/ ... munds.html

Above has a table of "MSRP vs ATP by Vehicle Make January 2022".

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Cargo ship carrying cars to U.S. catches fire, is adrift in mid-Atlantic without crew
Volkswagen Group declined to comment on what consequences the incident on the Felicity Ace might have for U.S. customers or the company.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/carg ... -rcna16675
The Felicity Ace can carry more than 18,700 tons of cargo. Typically, car transport ships fit thousands of vehicles on multiple decks in their hold.

Volkswagen Group said in a brief statement the Felicity Ace was transporting to the U.S. vehicles that the German automaker produced. The company declined to comment on what consequences the incident might have for U.S. customers or the VW Group.

The ship’s operator, Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, said in an email to the AP it could not provide information about the cargo.

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You knew used car prices were high. Here's how outrageous it has become
https://news.yahoo.com/knew-used-car-pr ... 21826.html

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Toyota Halts Operations at All Japan Plants Due to Suspected Cyberattack
All 28 lines at 14 plants across Japan are stopping.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a3926 ... berattack/
Toyota announced Monday it will be suspending operations at all 14 of its production plants in Japan after a company that supplies the automaker with components was hit by a suspected cyberattack, according to Nikkei Asia and Reuters.

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cwerdna wrote: Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:50 pm Cargo ship carrying cars to U.S. catches fire, is adrift in mid-Atlantic without crew
Volkswagen Group declined to comment on what consequences the incident on the Felicity Ace might have for U.S. customers or the company.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/carg ... -rcna16675
The Felicity Ace can carry more than 18,700 tons of cargo. Typically, car transport ships fit thousands of vehicles on multiple decks in their hold.

Volkswagen Group said in a brief statement the Felicity Ace was transporting to the U.S. vehicles that the German automaker produced. The company declined to comment on what consequences the incident might have for U.S. customers or the VW Group.

The ship’s operator, Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, said in an email to the AP it could not provide information about the cargo.
The above ship has become a submarine.
https://www.autoblog.com/2022/03/01/fel ... rghini-vw/
https://www.thedrive.com/news/44510/sup ... ssive-fire

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Re: auto industry discussion

VW and its emission problems.... They manage to pollute even with the ID.4... ;) Yes I read that many of the VW onboard were the ID.4 slated for eager new owners. I suppose the wait will be very painful.
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Re: auto industry discussion

It's fun to beat on VW, but let's face it: without Dieselgate we still wouldn't have an extensive, almost nationwide non-Tesla DCFC network.
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https://insideevs.com/news/570472/ukrai ... roduction/
"VW Halting EV Production This Week Amid Ukraine Supply Issues
Deliveries of electrical cable harnesses and other components made in Ukraine have stopped, so VW, Audi and Cupra EVs can't be built. "

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