These articles were published on Thursday AM before the strikes actually began. Liz Peek sums up the auto industry.
The long-term struggle here is with the activists and politicians who want to force citizens out of their cars and into trains and buses. Yes, they want to destroy the industry.
It didn't make it into the article, but in this interview, the Ford CEO said the reason EV sales have slowed and dealer inventories are growing is because they have sold the initial production to "early adaptors." In other words, that hippie neighbor of yours who just had to have an EV has one, and the market isn't really expanding. Meanwhile, standby to give your hippie neighbor a ride to work when his EV isn't charged.