Our selected Tweets (from ‘X’) this week:

Insight from this WSJ article: “Workers who aren’t union members have benefited quickly from the solid labor market with higher pay. Wages for union members, on the other hand, are often tied to multi-year labor contracts, which aren’t designed to respond right away to changes in the demand for workers. That is partly why the UAW is now demanding wage gains in the mid-30% range—it is playing catch-up.”

The drive for smaller and cheaper EVs…

This was a big item in the UK mainstream news this week; the car park fire caused a lot of disruption – and damage to over a thousand cars – at a major airport near London. We thought it may have been started by an EV. Turned out it was a diesel car.

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Lucid milestone.

More evidence of the Saudi government’s drive for a significant presence in the autos/mobility sector.

Consumer finance arrangement for Lotus in the US.

There is a growing realisation of the importance of supply chains when it comes to EVs. Andy Palmer (ex-Nissan and ex-Aston Martin) is at the heart of the EV transition and his Twitter account is worth following.

And carrying on that theme – a neat summary from CNBC.

Tesla stokes the EV price war in US.

Has the VW Up! been around that long?

Bear this in mind if you are planning to drive to Stockholm’s city centre in 2025…

H2 advances with IKEA delivery in Austria.

Don’t overcook it, mate. Watch your back end, YOUR BACK END!

A blast from the UK’s automotive past. Marvel at the creative marketing in those advertising taglines…

Do close scrapes get any closer? Have a good weekend all!

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