Don’t Miss Last Week’s Top Stories: MotorBiscuit Quick Takes 10.18.2021
As we head into Fall, news in the automotive world is coming faster. This week saw some significant stories with EVs, NASCAR, and a UAW strike. If you didn’t see the top MotorBiscuit news stories from last week, here are a few you might want to read.
LG Will Pay $1.9 Billion To GM Over Bolt EV Recall
In what might have been the biggest MotorBiscuit news story of the week Andrew Beckford looks at the deal between GM and battery supplier LG over the Bolt recall debacle. GM’s first EV has the corporation scrambling after numerous recalls and fires that continue to plague the Bolt. Andrew Beckford shows how this mess will mostly be paid for by LG to fix once and for all the fire situation. As it stands, GM is losing billions of dollars, but also its reputation as an EV leader.
STRIKE! 10,000 John Deere Workers Go on Strike, Prepare to Wait For Your Next Tractor
Yeah, it’s bad that workers have to resort to strikes while companies scramble to keep production going. Peter Corn explains how it got to this point and due to issues lining up, the United Auto Workers union feels they’re in a good position. John Deere has had record profits the past several years, and now the workers want to share in those rewards.
Tesla Model 3 Is the Most Popular, Fastest-Selling Used Car in America
It may or may not surprise you what Amanda Cline has put together about how and why Tesla’s Model 3 sedan scores the used car market. It just seems like right now Tesla is hitting on all cylinders-or rather all cells? Different aspects of its meteoric rise are covered, that might enlighten you on the public’s perception and recognition of the Model 3.
NASCAR Next Generation Car: The Ultimate Guide
Henry Cesari gives a full rundown on all of the new elements NASCAR has worked into the next-gen race car. From aerodynamic tricks to engines and drivelines, resistor plates (yes, they’re still going to be used), and what’s stock and what’s not; it is all here for you to get updated on the biggest change to hit NASCAR ever.
NHTSA Wants Answers About Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta
Let’s be honest, Tesla has been running a bit ahead of where the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration would like it to be. And it has found ways to avoid recalls over the AutoPilot autonomous software. Now, the NHTSA wants Tesla to come out of the shadows to lay bare many aspects of this new software. Andrew Beckford gives the full story about the agency’s fight with the EV automaker.
How Did a Chevy Camaro and Blazer Create This Abomination of an SUV?
Nobody will ever forget the Pontiac Aztek, and we won’t ever let GM designer Tom Peters forget it either. He has been responsible for some great products like recent Camaros and Corvettes, not to mention some compelling concept cars. But Amanda Cline fills us in on how he and his team combined a Camaro and Blazer and wound up with the Aztek.