Betty C. Morrow

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Top 10 Car Company Stocks to Invest In

In this article we discuss the top 10 car company stocks to invest in. You can skip our discussion of the automotive industry outlook and some highlights of Lucid Motors CEO’s recent interview and go directly to Top 5 Car Company Stocks To Invest In.

Car company stocks took a beating in 2020 amid falling auto sales in the U.S. and abroad following the coronavirus crisis. However, analysts believe that industry is ripe for investment in 2021 as consumer spending begins to come back to normal levels. The automotive sector is also undergoing key changes that will make the industry grow faster. Riding this tide of change are innovative, futuristic car companies that are posing a serious challenge to big players like Ford and General Motors. One such promising company is luxury EV maker Lucid Motors, which plans to merge with special purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital Corp IV

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‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something that both blew his mind and changed his life: a handful of old, stripped-down cars bouncing across the sand.

It sure would be fun to get behind the wheel of one of those, Meyers thought, if only they weren’t so ugly and didn’t appear so uncomfortable. He built his own solution: a “dune buggy” fashioned out of lightweight fiberglass mounted on four oversized tires with two bug-eyed looking headlights and a blindingly bright paint job.

The result would become both an overnight automotive sensation and one of the talismans of California surf culture, especially when he created a space in the back to accommodate a surfboard. He called the vehicle the Meyers Manx and it turned the friendly, soft-spoken Meyers into a revered figure among off-roaders,

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Big Automotive Chip Shortage Is No Surprise

A chip shortage forced Volkswagen to stop production of some bestselling brands; a VW line in Germany last month.



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“Car Makers Collide With Global Chip Shortage” (Page One, Feb. 13) correctly identifies the auto industry’s current supply-chain woes as a self-inflicted wound. From the electronics-manufacturing industry’s point of view, automotive is mostly a low-volume, high-mix customer segment, and it requires buffering through component distributors. Instead, the auto makers’ extreme focus on cost optimization and lean manufacturing meant eliminating these valuable supply-chain partners. The focus on lean should have been balanced with a pragmatic view on the extreme cost of idled automotive production lines. To shut down production lines for $80,000 vehicles because of a missing $2 microcontroller is catastrophic.

Products like semiconductors that have longer lead times and large production lot sizes need distribution for efficient buffering between the manufacturers

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