AD #3408 – Automakers Surprised by EV Demand; CATL Develops Battery Swapping for Semis; ONE Battery Hits 1000 Wh/L

September 19th, 2022 at 11:52am

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Runtime: 9:33

0:08 Automakers Surprised by EV Demand
0:47 Energy Prices Hurt EV Battery Manufacturing in Germany
1:30 CATL Develops Battery Swapping for Semis
3:02 Renault Trafic Goes Electric 
3:45 Ford Transit Gets PHEV, Diesels
4:54 ONE Battery Hits 1000 Wh/L
6:34 Ford SYNC Spots Pedestrians, Bicyclists
7:16 Hyundai & Iveco Make FCEV Van
8:14 Bridgestone Develops Lunar Tires

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Software-Defined Cars Require New Design Approach – Detroit Auto Show 2022

September 16th, 2022 at 4:16pm

When engineers set out to design a software defined car, they first have to identify where they can create value. Martin Fisher, a Member of the Board of Management at ZF, says with all the data that cars can now capture, that has to be where engineers devote their focus. He provides examples of how they’re putting all that data to work and how it will benefit car owners.

Composite EV Battery Enclosure is 25% Lighter – Detroit Auto Show 2022

September 16th, 2022 at 3:58pm

Weight is the enemy of EV range, and that opens the door to composite battery enclosures instead of steel ones. Frank Silvagi, the Chief Engineering Officer at Teijin, says composite battery enclosures are lighter, and offer more opportunities for parts integration. He also talks about Teijin’s new honeycomb structure that can make body panels and enclosures almost as light as carbon fiber but at a much lower cost.

Chevrolet Equinox Makes EVs Affordable for the Masses – Detroit Auto Show 2022

September 16th, 2022 at 3:25pm

If the EV revolution is ever going to happen they need to be more affordable. Steve Majoros, the Marketing Director at Chevrolet makes the case that the $30,000 electric Equinox will make EVs affordable for the masses. He says the Equinox EV goes right into the heart of the market, and points out that in August, EVs accounted for 7.5% of sales in the retail market.

EV Home Charging Not Practical in Most the World – Detroit Auto Show 2022

September 16th, 2022 at 2:48pm

Carlos Tavares, the CEO of Stellantis, says when it comes to transitioning to EVs, we’ve done it all backwards. He says we should have first made sure the grid carries clean energy and that the charging infrastructure was in place. He says home charging is a solution that’s specific to the U.S. market, and he worries about the affordability of EVs.

LFP 48 V Battery Swapping For Micromobility – Detroit Auto Show 2022

September 16th, 2022 at 2:09pm

Matteo Del Sorbo, the EVP of New Mobility at Magna, talks about their move into battery swapping for micro-mobility, autonomous sidewalk delivery vehicles and last mile pizza delivery. That’s quite a change for an automotive supplier which built its reputation on stamping and molding.

AD #3407 – Lithium Prices Set New Record; Lincoln Loses Dealers as It Goes Electric; Ram Ready for Mid-Size Pickup

September 16th, 2022 at 11:53am

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Runtime: 9:58

0:08 Lithium Prices Set New Record
0:37 EU Welcomes Rising Car Sales
1:20 Lincoln Loses Dealers as It Goes Electric
2:44 Ford Teaches the Mustang New Tricks
3:58 Yes, BEVs Are Really Cleaner Than ICE
4:47 Lightyear Claims Aerodynamic Record
6:51 Vitesco Lands Major 800V Inverter Order
7:38 IRA Pushes Hyundai Mobis To Make More EV Components in U.S.
8:22 Ram Ready for Mid-Size Pickup

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AAH #615 – NACTOY: The Best New Cars & Trucks of the 2023 Model Year

September 15th, 2022 at 2:55pm

Listen to “AAH #615 – NACTOY: The Best New Cars and Trucks of the 2023 Model Year” on Spreaker.

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TOPICS:
- North American Car, Truck & Utility of the Year Award Semifinalists
- Best Cars, Trucks & SUVs
- Are Electrics Going to Dominate?

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Jill Ciminillo, Pickup Truck & SUV Talk
Bengt Halvorson, Green Car Reports
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AD #3406 – Ford Reveals All-New Mustang; Tesla Scraps German Battery Plans; GMC Adds More Hummer EV Reservations

September 15th, 2022 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 10:20

0:08 Ford Gives Dealers Options on EV Sales
1:47 Tesla Considers Shaking Up China Retail Strategy
2:31 Tesla Scraps Plans to Build Batteries in Germany
4:03 Ford Reveals All-New Mustang
6:07 GMC Racks Up More Hummer EV Reservations
7:29 Hyundai To Test Fuel Cell Semi-Trucks in California
8:18 The Best Designs at The Detroit Auto Show
9:09 NACTOY Semi-Finalists Announced

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AD #3405 – Ferrari Unveils First SUV; GM’s Cruise Develops Own Chips for AVs; Ram Axes Diesel Powered 1500

September 14th, 2022 at 11:53am

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Runtime: 9:27

0:08 Chevy Won’t Offer Buyouts to Dealers That Don’t Want to Sell EVs
1:11 GM’s Cruise Develops Own Chips for AVs
1:55 Ferrari Unveils First SUV
3:48 Chevy Gives the Tahoe a Bit More Power
4:59 Toyota Reveals GR Corolla Pricing
5:38 Hyundai Not Giving Up on IC Engines
7:02 Chrysler To End 300 Production In 2023
7:47 Ram to Stop Selling Diesel Powered 1500s in 2023
8:04 Opel Revives GSE Brand

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