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Automakers That Took Trump-Era Beating Ask What Biden May Bring

  • Trade wars and auto emission fights fractured carmaker unity
  • Industry expects more regulation under former vice president
New vehicles parked for delivery at the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington, California.
Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg
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Four years of trade wars, tweets and fights over emissions regulations under President Donald Trump have fractured the auto industry’s once-reliable unified front.

Now, facing a potential Joe Biden presidency that promises more onerous policies on climate change and other issues, automakers are being urged to come together in defense of common interests.