U.S. government shutdown threatens rollout of new car models: automakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The partial U.S. government shutdown is threatening to delay the roll-out of new vehicle models in the United States by stalling required certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency, automakers said. FILE PHOTO – Newly assembled Ford F150 pick-up trucks are driven off the assembly line during the 100-year celebration of the Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan U.S. September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook The shutdown, at 34 days the longest in history, has left over 800,000 federal agency workers without pay and had an impact on…

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