The global silicon chip shortage has made computers and graphics cards more expensive and harder to find. But so many popular products are driven by chips, including automobiles.
There are lots full of pickup trucks and other high-value vehicles sitting missing a few parts, unable to be sold until they get some key parts. And that’s not good for our local economy or the workers that rely on it.
Gabrielle Coppola who covers autos for Bloomberg joins the podcast to unpack what’s going on, how long this will last, and some of the impacts we’ve already seen.
Between troubles for buyers getting the car they want at the dealer, laid off workers because of shortage, or suppliers feeling the pinch as automakers will not make as many cars as they could sell this quarter – this global event has a very real local impact.
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