According to reports new US President Donald Trump has insisted the bosses of the big three US car giants to manufacture more vehicles in America.
Reports said Mr. Trump had a meeting at White House with the companies’ chief executives he promised to make investment more attractive through cuts in guidelines and taxes.
“We have a very big push on to have auto plants and other plants,” he told reporters at the start of the meeting.
Mr. Trump reportedly had a sitting with General Motors’ Mary Barra, Ford’s Mark Fields, and Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne.
Recently and during his election campaign, trump has been very critical on some car-makers via Twitter, warning them about expanding plants in Mexico and elsewhere and then expecting to import vehicles tariff free.
Recent event was Mr Trump’s first chance to meet the car chiefs face-to-face to implement his “buy American, hire American” policies.
Reports said that the officials outstretched the issue of fuel efficiency rules, trade policy and other regulatory matters during the hour-long meeting.
Mr. Marchionne said in a statement following the meeting that the president did not give them specifics on what regulations he would cut.
Meanwhile GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler, as well as foreign car-makers, have publicized a string of new US jobs and investments in recent weeks.
Toyota recently revealed that it plans to add 400 jobs and invest $600m in an Indiana plant, with an aim to bolster production there by 10%. The Japanese firm has already said it aims to invest $10 billion in the US over the next five years.
Over all US car-makers reportedly have added more than 78,000 jobs since 2009. They have invested more than $40 billion in US plants during that phase.