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railroad strike

Congress outlaws railroad strike to save economy, no chance for sick...

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Last Thursday, the Senate voted to force a deal between rail unions and company executives, preventing a devastating railroad strike. The intervention narrowly headed off...
new-car sales

New-car sales beating expectations, reports Cox

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Cox Automotive has predicted that November’s new-car sales will be 10.8% higher than in 2021. This is a surprising shift in tone from earlier...
auto retail

Dealer principal Andy Wright looks back at the auto retail industry...

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Andy Wright, an auto retail expert, is the Managing Partner of Vinart Dealerships and the Hyundai Dealer Council Vice President. Wright has business insights that...
supply shortages, Toyota

Toyota cuts 500,000 vehicles from production in the wake of supply...

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Toyota has adjusted its production output as the auto industry's supply shortages persist. The affected lines include the company's crossovers, utility vehicles, SUVs and...
EV batteries

EV battery materials are in short supply — how are automakers...

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EV experts are not hopeful that the shortages of rare earth metals used in EV batteries will improve in the next few years. More...
BMW

BMW plans to test advanced EV battery in its iX electric...

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An advanced and highly sought-after long-term electric battery is being tested this Tuesday by BMW. The battery is one of many advances that will...
strike

South Korean trucker strike takes aim at semiconductors, clogs supply chain

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In protest of the ever-escalating fuel costs, truck drivers in South Korea have taken their foot off the gas. Government predictions suggest that at...
EV

CEO Carlos Tavares foresees EV materials shortage in coming years, disrupting...

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Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares is warning the auto industry and regulators of serious hurdles they could face in the coming years as they race...
Toyota

Toyota trims June production by 100,000 units due to chip shortage

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On Tuesday, Toyota Motor Corporation announced that global production for June would experience further adjustments as the carmaker grapples with supply chain issues. Of a previously...
electric car

Biden’s $3.1B electric car battery plan leaves mining concerns in limbo

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Welcome to another edition of Inside Automotive with anchor Jim Fitzpatrick. Early this month, the Biden administration announced a $3.1 billion dollar plan to...