Happy Friday and welcome to Shifting Gears, Business Insider’s weekly round-up of the biggest transportation news.
Tesla is dominating the news Friday, with the reveal of its long-awaited Cybertruck, but there was no shortage of other stories. In today’s issue, we’ve got updates on the impending holiday travel (and shipping) crunch, FCA’s juicy lawsuit against GM, Boeing-versus-Airbus drama, and more.
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Here’s the menu this week:
Tesla’s long-awaited truck is here
Thursday night, before a packed house at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled the electric “Cybertruck” he’s been working on since at least 2013.
The event was action-packed, and I don’t say that lightly. It had lasers, fire, creepy animated figures, and even a Tesla ATV.
But not everything went according to plan. The truck’s “armor glass” windows got smashed. Twice. On purpose.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Cybertruck — and more —is here.
Ford goes electric
Ford’s not scared of Tesla.
The company released a somewhat sarcastic statement about Tesla’s Cybertruck, which came out the same week Ford unveiled its all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV.
It’s the first new Mustang-branded vehicle since 1964, and the SUV could be a real Tesla challenger. Here are the full specs.
The announcement came amid the Los Angeles auto show. You can see all of the cool cars, SUVs and concepts on display here.
Airbus flies past Boeing
The Boeing 737, a plane near synonymous with air travel, is no longer the king od the skies. Airbus’ A320 has officially become the most popular plane in the world, fueled in part by Boeing’s ongoing 737 Max crisis.
Did I say 737 Max? You bet. There’s still no end in sight for the embattled jet. This …read more
Source:: Business Insider