EV Warnings from BMW & Rivian; Plane to Fly 9,200 mph; Bidding Over Mystery Company | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 64

Also on the podcast, Lucid unveils planet's most powerful EV, buyers get priced out of new vehicles, border inspections cause gridlock and Lucky Charms faces investigation.

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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:

Lucid Unveils Most Powerful EV on the Planet

Lucid's Air Grand Touring Performance will offer 1,050 horsepower, go 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds, and hit a top speed of 168 mph.

Oklahoma Governor Seeks Massive Incentives to Lure Company

On Monday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt asked lawmakers to approve a massive package of financial incentives to help lure an unnamed company to the state.

Aerospace Startup Wants to Cross Pacific in an Hour

Texas company, Venus Aerospace, says it has a new technology that could enable flights at speeds of 12 times the speed of sound, 9,200 miles per hour.

BMW CEO Warns Against 'EV Push'

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says automakers need to be wary of the “EV push” because it increases dependency on a select few countries, like China.

Rivian CEO Calls Chip Shortage 'Small Appetizer'

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe says semiconductor problems could be a “small appetizer” compared to a shortage of EV batteries and the metals needed to make them.

In Case You Missed It

Modest-Income Buyers Being Priced Out of New-Vehicle Market

Millions of Americans are feeling increasingly priced out of the new-vehicle market.

Texas Halts Truck Inspections That Caused Border Gridlock

Some truckers waited more than 30 hours to cross.

FDA Investigates Lucky Charms

The FDA is investigating Lucky Charms cereal after receiving more than 230 complaints of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

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