The parking lot manager giant COPEMSA announced its contribution to Mexico’s urban mobility and sustainable future, with the first brand of 100-percent Mexican electric vehicles, Zacua. In other news,  the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) says the industry wants to maintain the rules of origin in vehicles in NAFTA.

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National

Guillermo Prieto, Executive President of the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA), said the decrease in sales of the previous month was expected and is mainly justified by the high sales numbers from June 2016.

The company Motores Limpios launched the first 100-percent national automotive brand focused on the electric car segment named Zacua.

Eduardo Solís, Executive President of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA), said Mexico’s automotive industry refuses to change the rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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International 

Ford is advancing in its first self-driving car, which is expected to be launched in 2021, according to Ken Washington, Ford’s Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. 

After two years of record sales, the automotive industry from the US is suddenly slowing down. The explanation is that there are fewer buyers and fewer workers at OEMs‘ production sites.

From January to June 2017, vehicle production in Brazil accounted for 1.26 million units. This is 23.3 percent more than in the same period last year but is still below Mexico’s 1.88 million, according to data from both countries.

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