AAH #614 – Legacy OEMs Top EV Buyer Consideration List

September 8th, 2022 at 2:55pm

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GUEST:
Doug Betts, President, Automotive, J.D. Power

J.D. Power found that EV customers are warming up to the electrics coming from legacy automakers. In July it says the top EVs that consumers were interested in were the F-150 Lightning, the Toyota bZ4x and the Mach E. Is this a blip in the data, or does it spell bad news for the EV startups? Doug Betts, president of Automotive for J.D. Power tells us what’s going on.

TOPICS:
0:00 J.D. Power EV Outlook
28:28 EV Depreciation/Battery Longevity
32:00 EV Affordability
36:45 BEVs as % of Total Sales
40:12 Do EVs work for Uber Drivers
41:30 Jeep EV Plans
48:00 Commercial EVs
54:55 Autonomous Vehicles
1:01:20 Does VW Need Porsche IPO $$$ for EV Investments?
1:03:20 Tesla Cuts Battery Price in Half

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

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AAH #613 – How to Buy An Affordable Electric Car

September 1st, 2022 at 2:55pm

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TOPICS:
0:45 Matt DeLorenzo’s Book
6:42 ICE Bans
12:15 What does EV market look like?
27:00 Commercial EVs vs. Fuel Cells
31:45 Are cars Too Expensive?
36:58 Renault splitting EV and ICE business
42:17 EV winners and losers
44:35 GM Makes OnStar Mandatory “Option”
50:39 E-fuels: Is there a future?

PANEL:
Michelle Krebs, Cox Automotive
Matt Delorenzo, Veteran Auto Writer
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #612 – Why Commercial EVs Are Catching On Faster Than Electric Cars

August 25th, 2022 at 3:00pm

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GUESTS:
Tony Sutton, Sr. VP Product Development, Navistar
Jason Gies, VP eMobility Business Development, Navistar
Bill Van Amburg, Sustainability Expert & Former VP of Calstart

EVs make a lot of sense for commercial fleets. Fuel and maintenance are cheaper. The total cost of ownership is lower. The battery can be sized to a specific route to eliminate range anxiety. Thanks to gobs of torque, the trucks can keep up with traffic. We talk to three experts about why electric semis and busses are catching on faster than electric cars.

PANEL:
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #611 – Autonomous Cars: Transformative Tech or BS Vaporware?

August 19th, 2022 at 12:07pm

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GUEST:
Mike Ramsey, Gartner Research

TOPICS:
3:17 Will AVs happen?
11:20 Tesla FSD
18:30 Why make AVs, are they economical?
23:00 Electrification
28:50 Commercial EVs, GM BrightDrop
31:15 Dodge Going EV
39:35 Are consumers interested in EVs?
51:00 Consumers upset with charging

PANEL:
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #610 – Sandy Munro Takes The Auto Industry By Storm

August 11th, 2022 at 4:34pm

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GUEST:
Sandy Munro, Vehicle Teardown Specialist

TOPICS:
00:00 How Sandy’s Work Life Started
04:35 How Munro Live Started
19:54 When the EV Revolution Will Happen
30:00 The Chinese Are Coming!
38:35 Tesla Cost Comparison
57:50 The Future of EV Structures

PANEL:
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #609 – How Tesla Got The Highest Owner Loyalty In The Auto Industry

July 28th, 2022 at 4:15pm

Listen to “AAH #609 – How Tesla Got The Highest Owner Loyalty In The Auto Industry” on Spreaker.

GUEST:
Tom Libby, S&P Global Mobility

PANEL:
Joe White, Reuters
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #608 – Magna’s Digital Future

July 21st, 2022 at 4:28pm

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GUEST:
Boris Shulkin, EVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Magna

TOPICS:
01:34 Magna’s Digital Future
31:30 Ford’s New Battery Capacity Plan
38:43 Barra says $30K-$35K EVs are needed. Why does the Blazer EV start at $47K?
42:18 EV Report Card
52:37 Why the management change at VW of America?
58:39 Tesla Second Quarter Earnings

PANEL:
Craig Cole, EVPulse.com
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #607 – Peter Brock on Autoline After Hours

July 14th, 2022 at 4:19pm

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GUEST:
Peter Brock, Designer

PANEL:
Lindsay Brooke, SAE’s Automotive Engineering
Gary Witzenburg, President, NACTOY
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #606 – Yes, EVs Need A 12V Battery

June 30th, 2022 at 4:11pm

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No matter how big their battery pack is, EVs still need a separate 12 volt battery. There are a number of reasons why this is so. Clarios’s CEO, Mark Wallace, explains why, and talks about how their AGM or absorbent glass mat has EV makers knocking on his door.

GUEST:
Mark Wallace, Clarios

TOPICS:
01:38 Clarios Low-Voltage Battery
29:29 Cox Lowers ’22 Sales Forecast
51:22 JDPA Says COVID Negatively Impacted Vehicle Quality

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

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AAH #605 – Car Design in the 21st Century: From Clay Milling to Digital Development

June 24th, 2022 at 8:54am

Listen to “AAH #605 – Car Design in the 21st Century: From Clay Milling to Digital Development” on Spreaker.

GUEST:
Doug Greig, TARUS

TOPICS
- Clay Milling
- Why do EVs look like non-EVs?
- Could design have made minivans more desirable? Will autonomy turn minivans into the next Checker cab?
- To what extent does the industrial design ethos of off-road vehicles make them as popular as they are?

PANEL:
John Manoogian II,
Forza Blitz
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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