McDonald’s Cancels the McPlant

After a lackluster six-month test of the McPlant product in 600 U.S. restaurants, McDonald’s has pulled the item from its menu across the U.S. citing low sales.

In February 2020, OM in the News reported that Impossible Foods had bowed out of supplying plant-based burgers to McDonald’s, citing capacity concerns.  For Beyond Meat, which took on the contract to supply the McPlant patty, the loss of this lucrative contract will no doubt have serious repercussions.


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GM Warns of Voided Warranties for Flipping Cars

To minimize the flipping of several of its high demand, limited production vehicles, General Motors will void the warranties if they are resold within a year of purchase.  In addition, dealers that engage in flipping will be barred from purchasing additional such vehicles from GM in the future.


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This post is based on the Autoblog article,

By |2022-09-19T04:07:10+00:00September 18, 2022|Tags: , , |

Ford Redeploys Resources to Compete in the EV Market

The race for dominance in the EV market demands a new strategy and realignment of operations.

Ford has started on a new trajectory that involves controlling costs in its gas-powered vehicle division and injecting capital into its EV division to speed up expansion. The article describes the company’s reallocation of resources and its impact on the size and skills of the workforce.


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Hands-Free Charging Stations Make EV Ownership More Accessible

Ford is developing a robot charging station as a hands-free charging solution for electric and autonomous vehicles.

The hands-free charging solution is especially attractive to disabled electric vehicle drivers who can operate the charging with a smartphone from inside the car or leave the car with the robots to charge up their vehicle.


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This post is based on the Next Green Car article,

By |2022-08-15T01:53:36+00:00August 17, 2022|Tags: , , , , |
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