AAH #534 – Magna

November 19th, 2020 at 6:00pm

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GUEST:
Don Walker, Magna

TOPICS:
02:57 – Magna

37:19 – Will automakers meet the increased legislative-driven requirement for EVs (as in: will they be able to?)?
45:30 – EV Financial Bloodbath on the way?
53:20 – Tavares said there will be more consolidation going forward. What combos would you like to see? What combos would be disastrous?

PANEL:
Mike Colias,
The Wall Street Journal; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #533 – Automakers And Suppliers Search For A Strategy In A World of Mobility

November 12th, 2020 at 5:00pm

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GUEST:
Brian Goldstine, Bridgestone

TOPICS:
03:27 – Bridgestone
30:28 – Does micromobility matter?

43:23 – Which OEM has the best EV strategy?
57:58 – Stellantis: Which vehicles will survive?

PANEL:
Pete Bigelow,
Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #532 – Lucid Motors Would Love To Become The Next Tesla

November 6th, 2020 at 9:35am

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GUESTS:
Peter Rawlinson, CEO & CTO, Lucid Motors
Derek Jenkins, VP of Design, Lucid Motors

PANEL:
Rain Noe,
Core77; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #531 – Car Sales Look Strong, But COVID Could Kick The Legs Out Of Any Recovery

October 29th, 2020 at 5:25pm

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GUEST:
Charlie Chesbrough
Cox Automotive

TOPICS:
08:32 – COVID & The Auto Industry
35:24 – Uber, Lyft & California:
Are ride-hailing drivers employees?
56:40 – Daimler partnering with Waymo: Is this a play beyond commercial vehicles?

PANEL:
Mike Austin,
Hemmings; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #530 – Tech Is Transforming Auto—and So Is COVID

October 23rd, 2020 at 10:25am

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GUEST:
Paul Eichenberg
Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting

TOPICS:
03:53 – Paul Eichenberg Insights
39:08 – 1000-hp Hummer EV. 1080-hp Lucid Air. What Happened to the Environmental EV?
1:00:58 – Mobility as a Service

PANEL:
Doron Levin,
Seeking Alpha/SiriusXM; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #529 – Nissan Upgrades Its Product Development

October 15th, 2020 at 5:09pm

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GUEST:
Thomas Mally
Associate Chief Vehicle Engineer
Nissan Technical Center North America

TOPICS:
04:10 – Nissan Sentra
25:53 – BMW 2021 Vehicles: 1 Year of Sirius XM
32:21 – What Do the Bolt, Kona EV & Kuga Plug-in Have In Common? Fires
40:09 – Tesla Model S Price Cut
47:48 – GM China Q3 Sales: GM U.S. Not So Lucky
1:04:15 – VW Intros Taos: How Many Compact SUVs Do We Need?

PANEL:
Tom Murphy,
WardsAuto.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #528 – Acura Completely Re-Engineers The TLX

October 8th, 2020 at 5:27pm

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GUESTS:
Jason Ray
Performance Development Leader, Acura TLX
&
Ken Sheridan
Manufacturing Leader, Acura TLX

TOPICS:
02:55 – This Day in History
05:52 – Acura Completely Re-Engineers The TLX
34:37 – Will a SPAC Save Faraday Future?
42:45 – Mercedes Is Betting Big on Electricity
56:01 – Are Model Ys Falling Apart—and Why There Is No Tesla PR To Comment

PANEL:
Jason Fogelson,
ReviewGarage.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #527 – Simon Sproule: Automotive Man Of Intrigue

October 2nd, 2020 at 9:06am

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GUEST:
Simon Sproule
Auto Industry Veteran
TOPICS:
09:04 – Simon Sproule
05:50 – This Day in History
49:25 – Why Did Ford Cut the Mach-E
Price Before You Can Buy One?
1:00:55 – Why Has Nikola Produced a Non-Disruptive Timeline of Activities?
1:08:20 – Continental to Cut 30,000 Jobs. Aren’t We In a Recovery?

PANEL:
Joe White,
Reuters; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #526 – Cadillac: American Luxury, No Apology

September 24th, 2020 at 5:25pm

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GUEST:
Brian Smith
Exterior Design Director, Cadillac
TOPICS:
00:01 – Cadillac Design
32:45 – Thoughts on Cadillac
39:22 – Ford & CARB
41:05 – VW Launches ID.4:
EV for ICE Money
45:24 – Tesla Battery Day: Boom or Bust?
55:14 – Mustang Mach-E: Dullsville to Peter
58:18 – More Tesla Talk
1:03:17 – Milton Exits Nikola

PANEL:
Peter DeLorenzo,
Autoextremist.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #525 – ZF

September 18th, 2020 at 8:58am

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GUEST:
Jörg Trampler, ZF North America Inc.
TOPICS:
05:02 – GM Making Ultium Motors: Something to Put into Badgers?
31:21 – Nikola/Hindenburg
40:00 – LG Chem Spin-Off & GM Making Ultium Motors: Something to Put into Badgers?
43:58 – Kia Following Hyundai to EV Strategy?
49:51 – Tesla not on S&P
51:40 – Why Is Ford Emphasizing Americanness?
1:02:10 – Demand for Oil

PANEL:
Bill Visnic,
SAE International; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline

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