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Flying Superyacht; Ohio Train Derailment; Ford Profit Drops 90% | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 105

Also on the podcast, Tesla Roadster celebrates five years in space, Sono Motors solar EV startup struggles, Britishvolt lives and the importance of a work best friend.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Another Solar EV Startup on Life Support - @2:56

German automotive startup Sono Motors gained attention with a new mid-size solar EV crossover. Unfortunately, the company is fighting for its life and trying to stay afloat using a crowdfunding-style campaign that asks people to pay upfront or, just give what they can.

SpaceX Launched a Tesla Into Space Five Years Ago - @13:35

It has been five years since SpaceX sent Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster into space aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket.

Ford 4Q Profit Drops 90% - @25:13

Last week, Ford Motor said its fourth-quarter net income fell 90% from the previous year.

50-Car Train Derailment Causes Big Fire, Evacuations - @36:43

Last Friday, some 50 cars derailed in a fiery crash in Ohio near the Pennsylvania state line.

Concept Superyacht Could ‘Fly’ at Unprecedented Speeds - @48:48

Lazzarini Design Studio, the Italian firm that gave us the electric super-limo, a UFO-shaped houseboat, and a floating city in the shape of a turtle, has unveiled the Plectrum, a 240-foot superyacht.

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15 Million People Live Under the Threat of Glacial Floods - @1:02:31

According to a new study, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood.

Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. Employees Have Work `Best Friend' - @1:07:14

Having a work best friend is more important since the dramatic rise in remote and hybrid employment.

Lifeline Will Prevent Demise of Britishvolt EV Factory - @1:16:47

Britishvolt lives!

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