Ford's EV Price War; World's Largest Whisky Bottle; DeLorean Reveals Alpha5 | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 70

Also on the podcast, battery fire at Rivian, Dyson shows off secret prototypes, wall of wind blows away buildings, student drives mind-controlled race car and ammo maker get prison for tax evasion.

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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:

Ammo Manufacturer Sentenced for Failing to Pay Taxes

From 2013 to 2016, Curtis Alan Perry operated an ammunition manufacturing business in Laramie, Wyoming, that sold Ammo Kan brand products. During that time, he withheld federal taxes from his employees’ paychecks, but didn't pay the IRS.

DeLorean Reveals Alpha5 EV

Last weekend, DeLorean offered a more definitive look at the all-electric version of the mythical brand.

Defective Battery Pack Sparks Fire Inside Rivian Plant

A fire broke out at the Rivian Automotive over the weekend in Normal, Illinois. Workers had to evacuate the battery assembly area when a defective battery pack ignited.

Ford CEO Sees Electric Vehicle Price War as EV Costs Decline

Ford CEO Jim Farley says the EV industry is heading to a huge price war.

World's Largest Bottle of Whisky Sells for $1.4M

The bottle is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and called "The Intrepid."

In Case You Missed It

Dyson Teases Secret Robot Prototypes

Last week, Dyson showed off a few robot prototypes now in development as part of a presentation at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Disabled Student Drives Mind-Controlled Race Car

An extraordinary technology, with many applications outside of vehicles, can remove barriers to everyday activities for the disabled.

Wall of Wind Blows Away Buildings

Engineers are recreating some of the most powerful hurricane winds to ever strike land … in an airplane hangar in Florida. 

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