Tag: Industry

Japan Is Now The Jeep Wrangler’s Biggest Market Outside North America

2020 was a banner year for Jeep sales in Japan and it only expects things to get better in 2021. The market has officially become the best for Wranglers sales outside of North America and is the brand’s sixth-biggest global market. That despite a historical trend of U.S. brands struggling in Japan. With sales rising […]

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Waymo CEO John Krafcik Steps Down From Alphabet’s Self-Driving Division

John Krafcik has stepped down as chief executive officer of Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle division. Krafcik has led Waymo for five and a half years and was instrumental in securing agreements with the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Stellantis, Volvo, and Daimler. Last year, he also helped secure more than $2.25 billion for the company […]

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BMW Signs $334 Million Deal With American, Less Environmentally-Taxing Lithium Supplier

The BMW Group is signing a €285 million ($334 million) deal with a second lithium supplier. US company Livent will supply the automaker’s batteries with the crucial mineral. Although Livent is based in Philidelphia, it gets its lithium from salt lakes in Argentine, near the border with Bolivia and Chile. The supplier will sell directly […]

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Tesla’s Lawsuit Against Rivian Progresses In California Court

Tesla’s lawsuit against Rivian, which was first filed in July 2020, has progressed in a California court. Tesla claims that the electric car start-up encouraged “the misappropriation of Tesla’s trade secrets, confidential, and proprietary information by Tesla employees that Rivian hires.” It also alleges a pattern of employees leaving Tesla for Rivian and taking trade […]

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