Trump taps carmaker CEOs to form panel to restart U.S. automotive industry

first_img ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada See More Videos advertisement Trump invokes Production Act, forcing GM to make ventilatorsHowever, during an earlier call with a banking panel, executives warned there would need to be a dramatic increase in coronavirus testing before anybody is allowed to go back to work. The United States is nowhere near where it needs to be for employees to begin resuming their labour, as COVID-19 continues to progress its spread. “These experts and innovators provided extremely productive feedback on how to safely reboot our economy,” Trump said. “They provided valuable insights on how to move forward, including on the role of protective gear, where we have tremendous amounts of protective gear coming in, robust testing and the future use of therapies and treatments.”“They also underscored the crucial importance of strong supply chains and communications infrastructure.”“We have been working closely with the UAW and are pleased to work with the Administration to ensure that the appropriate social distancing protocols and PPE are in place for our workers to be safe and productive as we restart production at our facilities across the United States,” read a collective statement from the panel.RELATED U.S. President Donald Trump is putting together a panel of automotive industry leaders who he hopes can collectively coordinate how to reboot the industrial machines driving his country’s economy.Trump specifically appointed General Motors CEO Mary Barra; Ford executive chairman Bill Ford; FCA CEO Mike Manley; and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to the Detroit News, all of whom will be part of the new panel.Together they’ll represent one of several “Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups” set up by his administration, an initiative started while Trump was agitating to begin easing virus-related restrictions on the U.S. populace. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos Our up-to-date timeline of coronavirus’ impact on the auto industry Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington.  Patrick Semansky / Associated Press The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | RELATED TAGSChevroletChryslerFordGeneral MotorsTeslaFlexNew VehiclesFlex Jump-starting the American economy won’t be easy, and it certainly won’t be possible without automakers involved, but the revitalization will have to be properly timed, or there will be a significant risk of spreading coronavirus further. last_img read more