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Highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," July 16-22

Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, July 16-22.

COVID dashes Toyota's Olympic ad dreams

After five years of waiting and about $1 billion spent to become a sponsor, the automaker has decided not to run advertisements in its home country connected to the event.

Soaring catalytic converter thefts irk dealers, drivers

A nationwide surge during the pandemic has been costly to consumers and prompted some retailers to beef up overnight security on their lots.

Delays by Rivian raise customers' frustration

They are starting to look at other EVs, and that could be trouble if the electric truck startup can't start delivering soon.

The latest numbers on the microchip shortage: Chinese, N.A. plants pinched

Several Chinese auto plants have cut production plans because of the ongoing microchip shortage.

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