ATW #2521 – Behind The Scenes Chaos At Tesla

September 8th, 2021 at 11:12am

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Internet Premiere: 09/08 @ 11:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 09/19 @ 10:30am ET

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Tim Higgins, Author, POWER PLAY & Reporter, Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

POWER PLAY is a new book about the history of Tesla. Its author, Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins, interviewed hundreds of people both inside and outside of the company, to get the inside story of what actually happened and what is happening today.

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ATW #2520 – Magna Sees EVs Leading To Great Growth

August 30th, 2021 at 12:52pm

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Internet Premiere: 08/30 @ 1:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 09/12 @ 10:30am ET

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Swamy Kotagiri Magna
Tom Murphy, WardsAuto
Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Magna makes all the major components that go into cars. It even assembles cars for various automakers, something that no other Tier 1 supplier can do. The company is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, it’s growing rapidly, and CEO Swamy Kotagiri lays out how his vision of how it can grow even more.

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ATW #2519 – Unsung Heroes Get Inducted In The Automotive Hall Of Fame

August 24th, 2021 at 6:07pm

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Internet Premiere: 08/24 @ 6:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 09/05 @ 10:30am ET

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Ramzi Hermiz, Automotive Hall Of Fame
Sarah Cook, Automotive Hall Of Fame
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The Automotive Hall of Fame has already Inducted some of the most famous names in the history of the industry. Now it’s reaching out to induct minorities who may not be well known but who achieved impressive accomplishments for their day.

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ATW #2518 – Nissan’s Z Embraces Modern Technology With A Retro Design

August 19th, 2021 at 8:33am

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Internet Premiere: 08/19 @ 08:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 08/29 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan
Paul Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau.com
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Alfonso Albaisa is the Senior VP of Design at Nissan. He talks about how he had his team design the new Nissan Z sports car, incorporating new technology yet retaining the classic lines of its predecessors.

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ATW #2517 – Gad Zoox! AV Startup Re-Writes The Book On Safety

July 19th, 2021 at 2:25pm

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Internet Premiere: 07/19 @ 12:00pm ET
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Mark Rosekind, Zoox
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Mark Rosekind is a former NHTSA administrator. Now he’s with autonomous vehicle startup Zoox, which was recently bought by Amazon. Zoox has a clever design for a vehicle that is going to be safer than anything that’s ever been on the road.

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ATW #2516 – Manufacturing Cars With Biomaterials

June 22nd, 2021 at 9:47am

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Internet Premiere: 06/22 @ 10:00am ET
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Mohini Sain, University of Toronto
Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint. And while everyone is aware of the big push to electric cars, there are other efforts underway. One of those includes making automotive components from biomaterials. These are materials made from plants and vegetation, not from petroleum. And they’ve reached a level of sophistication and development where they are lighter, cheaper and offer better performance.

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ATW #2515 – The US Trails China In Mining Metals for EVs

June 18th, 2021 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: 06/18 @ 10:00am ET
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Gerard Barron, The Metals Company
Ihor Kunasz, Lithium Consultant
Jack Lifton, Jack Lifton LLC
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

China cornered the global market for the critical metals and minerals needed to make EV motors and batteries. Now the Biden Administration wants to develop a US supply chain. Is that even possible? And if so, how long will it take? Three experts in mining and processing talk about the challenges that lie ahead.

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ATW #2514 – Can The Grid Handle All These EVs?

June 11th, 2021 at 10:24am

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Internet Premiere: 06/11 @ 10:00am ET
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Ben Burns, DTE Energy
Matteo Muratori, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Over the next three years there will be a flood of electric vehicles hitting the market. Can the electrical grid handle the load? How about on hot summer nights when people are running their air conditioning? And will transformers at the neighborhood level be able to take it?

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ATW #2513 – Two Companies That Already Operate Autonomous Vehicles

May 28th, 2021 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: 05/28 @ 11:00am ET
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PANEL:
Joe Moye, CEO, Beep
Edwin Olson, CEO, May Mobility
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Autonomous vehicles are not years away from going into commercial operation. They’re already on the road today providing rides to the public. May Mobility and Beep are two of the pioneers in this technology. They’re growing their operations and see a bright future ahead.

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ATW #2512 – Rebuilding The Supply Chain for Chips & EVs

May 24th, 2021 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: 05/24 @ 11:00am ET
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PANEL:
Mark Wakefield, AlixPartners
Julie Fream, OESA
Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry got clobbered by a shortage of chips. It could also face a shortage of critical materials needed to make batteries and motors for electric cars. The industry needs long term planning to avoid future shortages, and may need the federal government involved to make it happen.

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