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Tesla seeks tariff waiver for graphite from China for batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Tesla attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory Gigafactory Launch Ceremony in Shanghai, China. January 7, 2019, Aly Song | Reuters Tesla is one of the many auto industry companies asking for the U.S. Trade Rep to extend tariff waivers on imported parts and materials from China that are used in the manufacture or […]

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NASA private space station contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art for a space station called “Starlab”. Nanoracks NASA granted contracts to three private companies in order to build space stations as part of its preparations for retirement. Jeff Bezos’Blue Origin Northrop GrummanThe agency announced that Nanoracks and e-commerce company Nanoracks received a total of $415.6 millions under NASA’s Commercial LEO Destinations project (CLD). […]

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Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

One passenger arrives at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This is as the countries are reacting to Omicron’s new variant of coronavirus Omicron amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Carlos Barria | Reuters Spreading the Covid-19 variant of the micron omicron could delay travel industry recovery. This is a new challenge after international […]

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China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max back to the skies after more than 2 years

Hainan Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 Hainan Airlines plane can be seen at Haikou Meilan International Airport, Haikou Province, China on March 11, 2019. Visual China Group | Getty Images Chinese aviation regulators on Thursday  instructed airlines to make the changes needed to fly Boeing’s 737 Max planes again, indicating the jets could soon be flying […]

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next test for global supply chain crisis

Qingdao Port’s Foreign Trade Container Terminal in Qingdao (East China’s Shandong Province), Nov 11-2021 – Cargo vessels load and unload container cargo ships Yu Fangping | Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Since January, ports and businesses have had to battle the global supply-chain crisis. The industry could now be facing yet another challenge, […]

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Apple, ex-Tesla, engineer Michael Schwekutsch jumps to Archer aviation

Watch as the Archer Aviation Maker, which will be revealed in Hawthorne on June 10, 2020, is displayed to the public. AFP | AFP | Getty Images Michael Schwekutsch was a senior vice president of engineering at Archer, an Apple Special Projects Group director who was reportedly involved in self-driving car research. Schwekutsch made the […]

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GM raises 2021 earnings guidance on pricing and better chip supply

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate GM General MotorsThe company is raising its guidance for 2021 earnings on the basis of strong pricing and resilient consumer demand. This comes despite continuing impacts from the global shortage in semiconductor chips, which has reduced vehicle inventories and closed plants. New adjusted earnings guidance from Detroit Automaker for […]

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GM to form new joint venture to produce costly raw materials for EVs

Now production is scheduled to start at the Detroit-Hamtramck former assembly plant. It will be less than two decades since GM announced a $2.2B investment to completely renovate the facility in order to make a wide range of all-electric vehicles and trucks. Jeffrey Sauger, General Motors. Photo. DETROIT – General Motors plans to form a […]

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White House VP Kamala Harris unveils Space Priorities Framework

Kamala Harris is the Vice President at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Nov. 5, 2021. Taylor Mickal / NASA On Wednesday, the first National Space Council of the Biden Administration will meet. Vice President Kamala Harris is set to discuss the White House’s policy on space. The National Space Council was revived in the aftermath […]

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Auto executives say more than half of U.S. car sales will be EVs by 2030, KPMG survey shows

President Joe Biden talks during a visit at the General Motors Factory ZERO electrical vehicle assembly plant on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Detroit. Evan Vucci | AP According to Automotive Executives, more than half their vehicles will be electric by 2030. President Joe Biden’s EV sales goalAccording to KPMG, a survey was released on […]