Industry Round-Up: Volkswagen, Battery Recycling, Ford, and Tesla

Volkswagen’s new SUV, Ford’s police cruiser conundrum, Tesla’s Dojo, and companies working to recycle car batteries. 🪫
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Industry Round-Up: Volkswagen, Battery Recycling, Ford, and Tesla

Volkswagen's 2024 ID.6 Crozz EV 🚗⚡


Volkswagen introduces the refreshed 2024 ID.6 Crozz SUV, produced with JV FAW-VW. Price ranges from $35,500 to $46,200.

Coming to America? The model showcases an updated MOSC 4.0 system and enhanced displays. Speculation hints at its possible entry into the US market.

Car companies should start doing stunts to unveil their new models.

Can't Import? Recycle.


BASF and Nanotech Energy partner to craft lithium-ion batteries with recycled metals, aiming for a 25% reduction in US CO2 emissions.

This is good timing since Malaysia has banned rare earth exports, pivoting from China, suppliers like Australia's Lynas Rare Earths may face challenges.

Please enjoy our take on the futuristic Recycling Pro Energizer Bunny.

Ford's Problem With The Law


In 2022, Ford ruled the US law enforcement vehicle market with 53%. Now, with a strike looming, a prime focus of theirs is ensuring an uninterrupted fleet during the labor contract expiration.

Line crossers. Ford has alerted UAW about a parts depot. If negotiations fail, salaried workers may be tapped to fill in.

“At first, we rode bikes because of the strikes, now we’re just having fun!”

Tesla's Supercomputer Taxi?


Morgan Stanley's analysis indicates Dojo could add $500 billion to Tesla's market value. This forecast led to a 6% jump in Tesla shares.

What's the Buzz about Dojo? Drawing parallels to Amazon Web Services' influence on Amazon, Dojo aims to enhance Tesla's driver systems and spearhead full self-driving initiatives.

Dojo is also a place where you get beat up by a martial artist until you also know martial arts. This is the worst metaphor for developing full self-driving we’ve ever stumbled upon.

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