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NADA End-of-Day Automotive News Recap : GM To Lose EV Tax Credit; Arizonians Pissed Off At Waymo; Less Than Half Of Americans Believe That Autonomous Cars Will Mainstream


  • General Motors Co. hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday.
    Source: Reuters

  • Feb. 17 is the deadline for the Commerce Department to publish a report on the national-security implications of auto imports that could justify tariffs on foreign cars.
    Source: Bloomberg

  • When Waymo started vehicle testing in Chandler, Ariz., in 2016, the company most likely expected some friction with the community ... Turns out the backlash has been significant — and violent — with people sabotaging the test vehicles and endangering the safety of the cars' human backup drivers.
    Source: Autoblog

  • Half of the 25,000 consumers surveyed globally by Deloitte said they didn’t believe autonomous vehicles would be safe, up slightly from 47 percent a year ago. Just 39 percent of them trust automakers to bring the technology to market. Most surprising: Only 12 percent of U.S. consumers reported using services such as Uber and Lyft once a week, half the rate of a year ago.
    Source: Bloomberg