When the F-150 Lightning was revealed, Ford made promises about how much power and torque the truck would have, how much payload you could carry, and a number of other things. The reveal was during the pandemic, and Ford wasn’t able to have the normal launch party it usually has, but the company got a shot at a better in-person celebration when the vehicle went into customer hands, but one key detail got lost in the shuffle: Ford actually beat its original estimates and delivered more capability to customers than it had promised.
Supply chain issues brought on by the pandemic have been particularly challenging for the automotive sector. A global chip shortage among an onslaught of supply chain obstacles have adversely affected the entire industry. Tesla’s vertically integrated strategy proved to be very advantageous when facing these supply chain challenges.Read More
The mayor of a municipal area in the north of England called on Elon Musk to build a gigafactory for the production of electric vehicles in Tees Valley. The offer comes after the head of Tesla said that the company intends to have up to 12 factories around the world.Read More
The Senate has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes nearly $400 billion over 10 years in funding for climate and energy related programs, and an extension and improvement of the US electric car tax credit.Read More