Chip shortages are forcing German automakers to cut production.

Daily Business Briefing 21 July 2021Updated July 21, 2021 at 7:59PM ET July 21, 2021 at 7:59PM ET A Daimler factory in Germany. The automaker is trying to deal with chip shortages by prioritizing its most expensive and most profitable models.Credit…Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters global semiconductor shortage Demand is recovering strongly from the pandemic-induced downturn, interrupting production …

Chip Shortage Forces Daimler and BMW to Slow Down Automated Production

global semiconductor shortage Demand is recovering strongly from the pandemic-induced downturn, interrupting production in the German auto industry. Automakers Daimler and BMW said this week that a lack of sawdust is forcing assembly lines to slow or halt, reducing production by tens of thousands of vehicles and leading to longer wait times for customers. The …