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Toyota Fights Against EVs; GM Sues Ford; Nikola Fraud | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 26

Also on the podcast, Glenfiddich fuels trucks with whiskey, deadly chemical plant explosion, business sues over Google review and Lordstown gets a lifeline.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Nikola Founder Faces Fraud Charges

Trevor Milton resigned from Nikola in September amid allegations of fraud. For example, he knew the prototype was inoperable.

Glenfiddich Fueling Trucks With Leftover Whiskey

Typically, Glenfiddich would sell off spent grains from the malting process to be used in cattle feed, but now the company has found a new use for it. 

1 Dead, 4 Missing in German Chemical Explosion

An explosion shook an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany. As of Friday, five workers were found dead at the chemical manufacturing site with a couple still missing and more than 30 injured. 

GM is Suing Ford Over 'BlueCruise'

General Motors thinks that Ford’s “BlueCruise” driver assist technology infringes on the patent it holds for its own hands-free driving technology, “Super Cruise.”

Toyota Lobbies Against Electric Vehicles

Toyota has been exposed for opposing stricter emissions limits and electric vehicle initiatives around the world. 

In Case You Missed It

Business Sues Couple Who Left One-Star Google Review

A Washington couple is getting sued for leaving a one-star Google review for Executive Roof Services and filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

'As Seen on TV' Pioneer Ron Popeil Dead at 86

America has always been smitten by both high-spirited inventors and yarn-spinning salesmen.

Hedge Fund May Invest Up to $400M in Lordstown Motors

The struggling electric truck maker continues to push toward production of its new pickup this fall.

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