ATW #2508 – Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

March 12th, 2021 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 03/12 @ 10:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 03/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Flavio Volpe, Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association
Eric Rondeau, Investissement Quebec
Colin McKerracher, BloombergNEF
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

A year ago the future of the Canadian auto industry looked doubtful. But then GM, Ford and Stellantis announced billions of dollars in investments to make electric cars there. Moreover, Canada has all the raw materials needed to make EV batteries and electric motors, as well as a green electric grid to manufacture them. All this transformed the outlook for the Canadian auto industry from bleak to bright.

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ATW #2507 – The Challenges Of Selling More EVs

February 26th, 2021 at 11:24am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 02/26 @ 11:30am ET
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PANEL:
Tim Jackson, Colorado Auto Dealers Association
Andy Daga, Momentum Dynamics
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers must meet government mandates for Zero Emission Vehicles. They’re investing billions of dollars to develop battery electric cars. Yet last year EV sales came to only 1.6% of all vehicles sold. This show explores the challenges and opportunities to selling more electric vehicles.

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ATW #2506 – Chip Shortage Cripples Car Production

February 19th, 2021 at 9:30am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 02/19 @ 10:00am ET
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PANEL:
Joe McCabe, AutoForecast Solutions
Julie Fream, OESA
Scott Craig, ON Semiconductor
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers around the world are struggling with a shortage of computer chips that is bringing their assembly lines to a grinding halt.  How did the industry get caught with this shortage, how is it trying to cope, and how will the problem get resolved? Our panel of experts explains what’s going on, and what needs to happen.

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ATW #2505 – The Future Shines Bright For Automotive Retailers

February 9th, 2021 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 02/09 @ 11:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Maryann Keller, Maryann Keller & Associates
Steve Finlay, Freelance
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Car dealers are creative and adaptive. They adjusted to lockdowns and social distancing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and learned how to maintain sales with much lower levels of inventory. Auto analyst and retail expert Maryann Keller explains that they’re also going to outlast EV startups who try to sell direct to consumers.

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ATW #2504 – UAW Prepares For Jobs Disruption with EVs

January 29th, 2021 at 10:32am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 01/29 @ 10:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/14 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jeff Dokho, Research Director, United Auto Workers
Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News
Paul Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is transforming itself to make electric vehicles. But EVs need 30% fewer labor hours to manufacture and could eliminate tens of thousands of jobs. The UAW is keenly aware of this and is preparing for an all-electric future. Jeff Dokho, the director of the Research Department at the UAW, lays out the union’s plans to prepare for it.

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ATW #2503 – The Hydrogen Economy Takes Another Step Closer

January 27th, 2021 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 01/27 @ 10:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/07 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Bryan Pivovar, NREL
Frank Markus, MotorTrend
Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Hydrogen fuel cell cars are not going mainstream anytime soon. But they make a lot of sense in other parts of the transportation sector, such as with semi-trucks, trains and ships. Wall Street is also waking up to the possibilities and investors are sniffing out investment opportunities. Bryan Pivovar, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Lab, talks about the progress being made in hydrogen production and fuel cell development.

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ATW #2502 – Chevrolet’s Digital Tool Box Is Boosting Sales & Market Share

January 22nd, 2021 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 01/22 @ 10:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/31 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Steve Hill, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

When the auto industry shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic it lost a lot of production. Even now, car dealers are running on bare-bone levels of inventory. But Chevrolet is using new digital tools to let customers peer into its pipeline and discover the delivery date for the exact vehicle they want. It’s also engaging customers online with experts who can answer their questions, including technical ones about electric cars. Steve Hill, the head of Chevrolet, talks about how they’re using these digital tools to boost market share.

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ATW #2501 – The Economic & Automotive Outlook for 2021

January 1st, 2021 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 01/01 @ 10:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 01/10 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist, General Motors
Mike Colias, The Wall Street Journal
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Elaine Buckberg, the Chief Economist at General Motors, provides her economic outlook, the need for more stimulus, why the stock market is so strong, and why pickups are selling so well.

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ATW #2435 – Challenges & Opportunities In The Automotive Retail Jungle

December 16th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Wednesday, 12/16 @ 10:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 12/27 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark LaNeve, Head of Sales, Ford
Allyson Witherspoon, Chief Marketing Officer, Nissan U.S.
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Ford and Nissan are going through the largest new product launches in the history of their respective companies. Mark LaNeve is the Head of Sales for Ford, and Allyson Witherspoon is the Chief Marketing Officer for Nissan U.S. They talk about the importance of bringing all of these new products to market and new ways they’re going to make the world aware of them.

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ATW #2434 – The Auto Industry Is Facing A Decade Of Upheaval

December 11th, 2020 at 10:30am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 12/11 @ 10:30am ET
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PANEL:
David Welch, Bloomberg News
Joe White, Reuters
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Automakers are going through a historic transition on multiple fronts. They have to develop a lineup of electric cars. They have to learn all about mobility services and data monetization. And they have to learn how to deal with a changing retail infrastructure. This show is all about what the industry will look like at the end of the decade.

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