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

US president Joe Biden joined striking autoworkers in Michigan on Tuesday – a first for a sitting US president.

Biden (and his bodyguards) then joined the picket line.

Biden’s visit was followed by likely Republican 2024 presidential election challenger Donald Trump, who spoke to autoworkers at a non-union business, Drake Enterprises. Nathan Stemple, president of Drake Enterprises, discussed Trump’s speech.

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Here’s a collaboration of note: BMW x Hans Zimmer.

Italian racing driver Andrea Caldarelli took the new Lamborghini V12 hybrid plug-in for a spin.

Citroen’s iconic 2CV celebrated its 75th birthday. The model was produced in 5,114,969 units between 1949 and 1990.

UK ministers confirmed tough annual targets for car manufacturers following the delay of the petrol ban to 2035. The ZEV mandate scheme’s function is unchanged. The CO2 emissions scheme’s function is unchanged. Derogations and exemptions are unchanged. Does this undermine the delay?

Lucid Motors officially opened Saudi Arabia’s first EV manufacturing plant. In 2018, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) invested in Lucid, headed by former Tesla executive Peter Rawlinson, with the condition Lucid established a local factory.

AI and robotics. A dream combo that won’t keep us awake at night, surely?

Who needs car designers? A little AI frivolity.

Finally, a Friday laugh (HT to Richard Porter). We have all been there…

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