ATW #2606 – EV Battery Cost Falling To $50-60/kWh

March 16th, 2022 at 2:30pm

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Internet Premiere: 03/16 @ 2:30pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 03/24 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Tal Sholklapper, Voltaiq
Chad Kirchner, EVPulse.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Batteries for electric cars are extremely expensive. But Tal Sholklapper, the CEO of Voltaiq, a battery design consultancy, says that cost is coming down fast, and will soon reach $50-60 per kilowatt-hour. That’s about half of what it is now, and that would give EVs cost parity with piston powered cars and trucks. He also talks about battery recycling, a potential raw material shortage and other topics. Chad Kirchner from EVPulse.com also joins the discussion.

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ATW #2605 – Auto Shows Can Really Help Sell EVs

March 7th, 2022 at 8:00am

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Internet Premiere: 03/07 @ 8:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 03/13 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Steve Bruyn, Foresight Research
Brian Armstead, NACTOY Juror
Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Despite the perception that auto shows are losing their appeal, Foresight Research says the public is just as interested in auto shows as it ever was. Moreover, people are hungry to learn more about electric vehicles and auto shows are the perfect place to learn more about them–especially when that includes ride-and-drives. Auto shows are an effective way to reach consumers without the sales pressure they’ll run into at a dealership.

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ATW #2604 – Three Companies That Can Take Your Automotive Idea from Concept to Production

February 20th, 2022 at 12:00pm

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Internet Premiere: 02/20 @ 12:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 02/27 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Raj Nair, Multimatic
Christoph Lienemann, PEM Motion North America
Pat Troy, Ettractive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Multimatic, PEM Motion and Ettractive are three Canadian companies with expertise in turning ideas into reality. Here’s their advice on what startups need to keep in mind, from the typical kinds of problems they’ll run into, to how to meet the standards set by the automotive industry.

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ATW #2603 – GM Wants To Sell You Other Automakers’ (Used) Cars

February 10th, 2022 at 9:34am

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Internet Premiere: 02/10 @ 9:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: 02/20 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Dan Ahearn,
CarBravo, General Motors
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

General Motors is jumping into online retailing with both feet. It’s launching a web portal called CarBravo to sell used cars, including non-GM brands and models. Dan Ahearn, the senior manager in charge of CarBravo, explains why they’ll happily sell you a car that was made by a different automaker.

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ATW #2602 – Goodbye Rust Belt. Hello Mobility Revolution.

January 25th, 2022 at 8:00am

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Internet Premiere: 01/25 @ 8:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 01/30 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II,
State of Michigan
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

They used to call it the Rust Belt. But Midwest states like Michigan are actually at the leading edge of a revolution in new mobility. Smokestack factories are giving way to modern manufacturing facilities and R&D centers. Garlin Gilchrist, the lieutenant governor of Michigan, gives a detailed account of the initiatives going on in the state.

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ATW #2601 – Myths, Urban Legends & Misinformation About Public EV Charging

January 6th, 2022 at 8:37pm

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Internet Premiere: 01/06 @ 8:30pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 01/09 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark LaNeve, Charge Enterprises
Sarah Nielsen, Consumers Energy
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The public is hyper aware that a wave of electric cars is about to hit the market. But the public doesn’t know a lot about the public EV charging infrastructure. And in many cases what it knows is flat out wrong. Mark LaNeve, the president of Charge Enterprises, and Sarah Nielsen, the executive director of Transportation, Renewables and Storage from Consumers Energy, set the record straight.

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ATW #2530 – CES: A Magnet For Automotive Technology

December 17th, 2021 at 9:03am

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Internet Premiere: 12/17 @ 9:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 12/26 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Association
Pete Bigelow, Automotive News
Sam Abuelsamid,
Guidehouse Insights
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

CES is renowned for being a mecca for tech companies. Even so, for 2022 it’s attracting a record amount of automotive exhibitors and speakers. One out of three attendees will be coming from automotive and mobility companies. Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Technology Association which runs CES, talks about why automotive companies are so devoted to the show and why they want to be there. Also joining the discussion are Pete Bigelow from Automotive News and Sam Abuelsamid from Guidehouse Insights.

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ATW #2529 – Solving The Tech Shortage

December 14th, 2021 at 9:00am

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Internet Premiere: 12/14 @ 9:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 12/19 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Roy Jennings, Caldwell Community College
Erik Mortensen, Watauga High School
Dustin Ford,
Watauga Innovation Academy
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

There is a critical shortage of automotive technicians in the US. Car dealerships, body shops and automotive repair facilities can’t find the people they need. But a high school and community college in North Carolina have figured out how to get students excited about working on cars. In fact, they have a waiting list of students who want to enroll. Roy Jennings and Dustin Ford from the Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, as well as Erik Mortensen from Watauga High School, explain why the program is so successful.

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ATW #2528 – Revolutionizing Product Development With Digital Twins

December 3rd, 2021 at 12:30pm

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Internet Premiere: 12/03 @ 12:30pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 12/12 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Prith Banerjee, Ansys
Ashish Naik, NI
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is learning how to slash the time it takes to develop new cars and components with a technology called Digital Twins. By simulating  a product or a process, automakers and suppliers can perfect the design before it’s actually used in the real world. Digital Twins are revolutionizing the product development process. Prith Banerjee from Ansys and Ashish Naik from NI discuss the impact it’s having.

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ATW #2527 – Can The U.S. Compete With China?

November 15th, 2021 at 7:00am

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Internet Premiere: 11/15 @ 7:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 11/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
John Bozzella, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are heavily investing in EVs. The Biden Administration wants 50% of all new cars to be electric by 2030. Yet, the US depends on China for 80% of the raw materials needed to make EVs. It’s a matter of national security. How should the US respond? John Bozzella, president and CEO of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, argues that what’s needed is a comprehensive national industrial strategy.

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