Although president-elect Donald Trump has yet to take office, the potential implications of his presidency for every facet of life in the US – including the American auto industry – are already being discussed at length by everyone with a strong opinion on the matter.
We have our own take on what a Trump presidency will look like for Ford, both here and abroad, but it’s subject to change as new information becomes available. But if you question the clarity of our crystal ball, it might be prudent to seek out alternate takes on the matter, such as that in the video above from a panel of experts on Autoline After Hours. Said panel includes Autoline host John McElroy, Mike Wayland of The Detroit News, Todd Lassa of Automobile Magazine, and Chris Paukert from Roadshow by CNET.
Our tendency so far has been to focus on Donald Trump’s trade policy, as it seems that’s where the president-elect would likely have the most direct influence on the American automotive industry. However, this segment from Autoline After Hours talks about a number of other ways president-elect Trump could affect the industry, including a general policy of deregulation and an abandonment or laxation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.
Give it a watch.