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China Hands Trump a Win by Temporarily Slashing Tariffs on American-Made Cars

A Hongqi E-Jing GT electric concept car at this year’s Beijing Auto Show. AP Photo. The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important?    Tariffs are down to a cool 15 percent from 40, Tesla workers are fighting the good fight, and Luxembourg just made America look …

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How Leeks Convinced Japanese Automakers to Build Cars In China

A Chinese-market Guangqi-Honda with photos of Chinese farmers with stockpiles of leeks from the 2001 trade dispute. Photo Credits: Honda, Getty Images I have straight up no idea how I came across this story that had sat in my bookmarks folder for, I think, years, but it discusses international tariffs, automobiles, and leeks, three of …

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Volkswagen Says It Will Increase U.S. Production By Partnering With Ford Following White House Meeting

Image: AP Images Following a meeting with President Trump on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess gave a public run through of the company’s potential options for increasing American-based automotive production. Chief among the day’s talking points, Volkswagen’s alliance with Ford Motor Co. and a potential use of the Blue Oval’s U.S. plants to build cars. …

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Here’s President Trump Threatening GM’s Electric Car ‘Subsidies’ Over the Plant Closures

Trump and GM CEO Mary Barra in 2017.Photo: AP Ever since the news broke yesterday that General Motors was slashing North American jobs to prepare for our possible electric/autonomous/horrible future, nearly everyone has wondered: What will President Trump, who campaigned on a platform of bringing back and keeping American auto jobs, have to say about …