Stellantis Begins Indefinite Layoff; Kellogg Splits; Musk Says Rivian, Lucid in 'Deep Trouble' | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 73

Also on the podcast, solar RV promises "endless water," engineer sues Amazon for work-from-home costs, Toyota recalls car for wheels that fall off and driverless electric freight vehicle gets approved.

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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:

Kellogg to Split into 3; Snacks, Cereals, Plant-Based Food

Kellogg's said Tuesday that the spinoff of the yet-to-be-named cereal and plant-based foods companies should be completed by the end of next year.

Solar-Powered Electric RV Promises 'Endless Water Supply'

Living Vehicle, a luxury electric travel trailer, has announced its 2023 model, which it describes as a traveling solar power plant capable of creating an endless water supply to allow its owners to remain off-grid longer than ever before.

Engineer Sues Amazon for Work-From-Home Costs

A lawsuit asks Amazon reimburse workers for electricity and internet costs that rose due to working from home, and argues such costs would range from $50 to $100 per month when workers were told to avoid corporate campuses during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Stellantis to Begin Indefinite Layoff at Stamping Plant

Stellantis announced an indefinite layoff at its Chrysler Sterling stamping plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan that employs 2,184 workers.

Musk Says Rivian, Lucid in 'Deep Trouble'

In the first of a three-part interview of Elon Musk by the Tesla Owners Silicon Valley Club, the Tesla founder made some bold predictions.

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Average Car Payment Hits Record

Moody’s Analytics says that the average monthly car payment in the U.S. just hit a record high of $712.

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Faulty Wheel 

Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossovers for wheel bolts that could become loose.

Einride Gets Approval for Driverless Electric Freight Vehicle

Freight technology company Einride has received approval from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to operate its Autonomous Electric Transport (AET) vehicles on U.S. public roads.

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