Welcome to IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads, our review of the most-viewed items on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days. The electric vehicle evolution continued to garner attention, as did pay transparency laws, first-generation college students and more.
Presenting IW's Top Ten:
EV Affordability Is a Problem that Won’t Magically Go Away on the EPA’s Timeline: Even with incentives, all-electric vehicles are simply too costly to realistically hit the Biden administration’s goal of 50% of the new-car market by 2030.
So That Happened: Oshkosh Takes to the Air, The Beauty of Nearby Steel Mills and Educational Robots: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and recent UAW activity, spearphishing cyber attacks and the ratio of women CEOs to CEOs named John.
It’s Time to Stand up to China: Our diplomatic policies have failed, and China is the winner.
Pay Transparency Laws: What Employers Should Know: California, New York State and Washington already require wage/salary in job postings, and other states may follow.
Ford’s Farley: EV Cost Parity Will Come After 2030: The automaker is counting on simpler designs, lithium iron phosphate batteries and dealer savings to dramatically lower its input costs.
How to Spot and Support First-Generation College Talent: First-generation college graduates can lag behind their peers in educational and professional outcomes, despite comparable skills.
US Debt Ceiling Deal: The Key Takeaways: The 99-page text was released Sunday night, and the agreement will be subject to scrutiny and debate in the coming days.
Updated: LG Energy Solution, Hyundai Motor Group to Invest $4.3 Billion in New Battery Cell Plant (Slideshow with 18 Months of EV Battery Investments): A look into the billions of dollars being invested in new battery plants and expansions in recent years.
Musk Gives Ford Access to Tesla's US Chargers: In addition, Ford's next-generation of EVs will include Tesla's charging plug, allowing owners to charge at Tesla stations without an adapter, Ford CEO Jim Farley said.
Stellantis, Ford Ink More Battery Supply Deals: Chrysler’s parent has invested in Silicon Valley company developing lithium-sulfur batteries.
Talent Advisory Board: How to Know When You're Ready for the Next Career Challenge: Manufacturing leaders share when they knew they were ready to brush off their resumes and look for new career opportunities.