AAH #551 – Do You Really Need A 4,000 Pound Vehicle To Go Buy A Quart Of Milk?

April 9th, 2021 at 9:37am

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GUEST:
Matt Brueggeman
CEO, Flux Mopeds

TOPICS:
04:30 – Flux Mopeds
34:55 – An 830-hp EV SUV is a desire.
Does anyone need an EV pickup with a 400-mile range?
42:58 – In 2016 Ford said “high volume” AVs for ride sharing in 2021. It is 2021.
53:08 – Apple Vehicle or No Apple Vehicle?
57:45 – OEMs ask Feds to help with chip shortage. Can the Feds do what OEMs can’t?

PANEL:
John Snyder, Autoblog; Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #550 – Automotive Design & The Shape Of Things To Come

April 1st, 2021 at 6:10pm

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GUESTS:
Karl Ludvigsen, Ludvigsen Partners &
Hall, James Hall


PANEL:

Gary Vasilash, On Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #549 – Volkswagen Aims the ID.4 Right At Tesla’s Model Y

March 25th, 2021 at 5:27pm

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GUEST:
Hein Schafer
Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy
Volkswagen of America

TOPICS:
05:53 – Volkswagen ID.4
45:50 – Will lux EVs move the needle on mass market acceptance?
54:30 – What will have a bigger impact on dealers: COVID or EVs?
1:14:58 – Tesla Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

PANEL:
Sebastian Blanco,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #548 – Battle For The EV Market: Do Legacy Automakers Stand A Chance?

March 18th, 2021 at 4:35pm

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GUEST:
Rob Mantinan
Program Engineering Manager
Chevrolet Bolt EV/EUV

TOPICS:
05:00 – 2022 Bolt EV/EUV
47:46 – Why did VW hold
a “Power Day”?
57:51 – Foxconn Might Build EVs in Wisconsin
1:01:50 – Cruise buys Voyage: What will the AV market be?

PANEL:
Jeff Gilbert,
WWJ Newsradio 950; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #547 – How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make

March 11th, 2021 at 6:01pm

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GUEST:
Michael O’Brien

TOPICS:
03:50 – How Automakers Figure Out What Kinds Of Cars To Make
48:18 – Tesla’s Big Battery in Texas: Its About More than Cars
52:50 – Will the USPS Go EV After All?
58:38 – What We Know about the Jeep Wagoneer

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

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AAH #546 – Inside the Development Process for Acura’s MDX

March 4th, 2021 at 5:28pm

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GUEST:
Tom Nguyen
2022 Acura MDX Global Development Leader

TOPICS:
06:15 – Acura MDX
29:42 – Automotive Sales
41:38 – Is Volvo a strong enough brand
to take on Tesla?
45:48 – Are EVs getting ahead of infrastructure?

PANEL:
Nicole Wakelin,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #545 – Redesigning Auto Shows To Bring Them Back To Life

February 25th, 2021 at 5:27pm

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GUEST:
Rod Alberts
Executive Director, Detroit Auto Dealers Association

TOPICS:
06:30 – Redesigning Auto Shows
36:58 – The High Price of EV Recalls
49:07 – New U.S. Mail Truck
54:10 – Lucid: $62 billion.
$62 billion!!!
59:55 – Cherokee, Grand & Otherwise: Change the Name?

PANEL:
Mark Phelan,
Detroit Free Press; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #544 – Electric Last Mile Solutions

February 19th, 2021 at 8:38am

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GUEST:
James Taylor
Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS)
TOPICS:
05:58 – Electric Last Mile Solutions
36:42 – Chevy Launches Bolt EUV:
Bigger, but. . . .
42:38 – Ford Going EV in Europe: Implications?
47:38 – Jaguar Land Rover News
52:46 – Tesla Building Another Plant?
56:00 – Lucid Going Public?
57:11 – Are Consumers Buying More Expensive Vehicles?

PANEL:
Christie Schweinsberg,
Wards Intelligence; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #543 – 2021 Ford Raptor: So Bad It’s Good

February 12th, 2021 at 9:45am

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GUEST:
Tony Greco
Ford Program Manager: F-150 Raptor

TOPICS:
03:42 – 2021 Ford Raptor
41:06 – Raptor VS. TRX
48:06 – Nissan’s new Frontier & Pathfinder: Good signs for a struggling brand?
58:20 – NADA: The Move to Electric Vehicles
1:03:04 – AV Testing in CA
1:07:25 – Rivian News

PANEL:
Mark Williams,
Freelance; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #542 – Cadillac Blackwing, The Pinnacle of Piston Power

February 4th, 2021 at 7:46pm

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GUEST:
Tony Roma
Chief Engineer, Cadillac Cars

TOPICS:
01:02 – This Day In History
03:38 – Cadillac V-Series Blackwing

40:50 – January sales: Is the market back?
48:48 – Ford & Google: Like GM & Microsoft? Who will get Amazon?
1:01:25 – Tesla’s real chip problem: Prelude to an industry issue?

PANEL:
Chris Paukert,
Roadshow by CNET; Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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