AD #3048 – Genesis Reveals New Electric Concept; VW Name Change A Prank; Porsche & ExxonMobil Test eFuels

March 31st, 2021 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 9:55

0:08 VW Admits Name Change Is a Prank
0:57 Tesla Can Move Forward with Rivian Lawsuit
1:34 Auto Stocks Post Solid Gains
3:15 Genesis Reveals New Electric Concept
4:05 Opel Digitizes Model Names on Vehicles
5:12 Toyota Creates Fuel Cell Powered Mobile Clinic
5:43 Subaru Introduces Outback with More Ground Clearance
6:57 Porsche & ExxonMobil Test eFuels In Racing
8:09 Canada Could Play Major Role in EV Supply Chain

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AD #3047 – VW of America Changes Its Name; Lexus’ Wild LF-Z Concept; Battery Maker Threatens to Leave the U.S.

March 30th, 2021 at 11:50am

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Runtime: 11:11

0:07 VW of America Changes Name to Voltswagen of America
0:50 Volvo Gives Employees Paid Parental Leave
1:28 Autoline Stock Index Falls Slightly
1:52 Dealers Jack Price with Corvette Inventory Low
3:02 Key Details for Kia’s EV6
4:16 Wild Lexus Concept Hints at Future EV Design
5:11 SK Innovation Threatens to Leave the U.S.
6:00 U.S. Auto Groups Urge New EV Plan
7:28 BMW Secures 2nd Lithium Supplier for EV Ramp Up
8:44 How ZF Made Its Level 2 ADAS System Affordable

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Clever Engineering Slashes Cost of ZF’s L2+ ADAS – Autoline Exclusives

March 30th, 2021 at 9:41am

ZF calls it coAssist. It’s an ADAS system with adaptive cruise control with automated lane changes, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition and automated garage parking. And it’s available on the Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan, a compact sedan that sells for under $15,000. Christophe Marnat from ZF explains how they designed coAssist for low cost cars.

AD #3046 – Mercedes Reveals New EQS Interior; Jeep Launches Off-Road Charging Network; Chip Shortage Is Getting Worse

March 29th, 2021 at 11:45am

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Runtime: 9:56

0:08 Chip Shortage Is Getting Worse
0:42 New Car Inventory Levels Are Plunging
1:23 Stellantis Plans to Go Vertically Integrated with EVs
2:17 Peugeot 208 #1 Car in Europe
3:11 Mercedes Reveals New EQS Interior
4:11 Jeep Launches Off-Road Charging Network
5:08 The History of The Car Air Freshener
7:02 Why Toyota Sends Product Planners to People’s Homes

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CarParts.com Going Electric – Autoline Exclusives

March 26th, 2021 at 3:48pm

With all of the automotive world moving toward electric, shoppers will start flooding aftermarket parts sites looking for the components to keep their vehicles operating properly. CarParts.com is already making the transition and Mia Bevacaqua, the company’s Chief Mechanic and Technical Writer, takes us through some of the parts it’s offering. We also get into some of the other challenges the industry will face as more EVs start hitting the street.

AD #3045 – VW Looking into Electric Pickup; Wrong-Way Crashes on The Rise; March Sales Going to Look Spectacular

March 26th, 2021 at 12:03pm

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Runtime: 11:00

0:07 Volkswagen Seeks Damages Against Former Executives
1:00 Ford Shares New EU Electrification Plans
2:09 Volkswagen Teases New Amarok
2:32 VW Looking into Full-Size Electric Pickup
4:48 GM Adds Two New Board Members
5:14 Auto Stocks Up on Thursday
5:38 March Sales in U.S. Going to Look Spectacular
6:10 Wrong-Way Crashes on The Rise
7:57 Schaeffler Helps Commercial Vehicles Go Electric
8:41 Edmunds Performs New Tesla Range Test

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AAH #549 – Volkswagen Aims the ID.4 Right At Tesla’s Model Y

March 25th, 2021 at 5:27pm

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GUEST:
Hein Schafer
Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy
Volkswagen of America

TOPICS:
05:53 – Volkswagen ID.4
45:50 – Will lux EVs move the needle on mass market acceptance?
54:30 – What will have a bigger impact on dealers: COVID or EVs?
1:14:58 – Tesla Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

PANEL:
Sebastian Blanco,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AD #3044 – Tesla Fights for EV Credits; 3D Printer Waste Turned Into Fuel Clips; GM’s BrightDrop Claims Big Benefits

March 25th, 2021 at 11:54am

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Runtime: 10:17

0:07 Tesla Fights for EV Credits
0:48 Ford Donates $100K in Unused Leather
1:36 Ford’s Massive Turbine Semi Found
3:17 3D Printer Waste Turned Into Fuel Clips
4:02 Bentley Reveals Performance Continental GT
4:57 Toyota Invests in AV Delivery Startup Nuro
6:11 How BorgWarner Will Transition to EV Tech
7:26 GM’s BrightDrop Claims Cost & Efficiency Gains
8:21 Benchmarking Competitors Can Make You Fall Behind

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BorgWarner’s Pivot From Combustion to Electric – Autoline Exclusives

March 24th, 2021 at 3:22pm

BorgWarner is undergoing a transformation from a 100-year old supplier with expertise in combustion technology, to a leader in electric vehicle systems and components. It’s making major investments in EVs, knowing they will not pay off for years. But it knows that’s where the industry is headed, and it’s going to be ready. Fred Lissalde, President and CEO, explains BorgWarner’s strategy and how it’s rolling it out.

AD #3043 – Dacia Drops Center Screen for Smartphone; Apple CarPlay Issues; Why Moving Upscale is a Mistake

March 24th, 2021 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 10:06

0:07 Japanese Government Helping Chip Maker Renesas
0:46 GM Expanding Design Center to Speed Up EV Development
1:25 Dacia Drops Center Screen for Smartphone
3:22 Audi Turning to Low Emission Aluminum
4:09 Triumph Teams for Electric Motorcycle Prototype
4:45 Bridgestone Testing Mobile Service
5:32 Apple CarPlay Issues
7:18 Why Moving Upscale is a Mistake

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