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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

Listen to “AAH #550 – Automotive Design and The Shape Of Things To Come” on Spreaker.

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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ATW #2508 – Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

March 12th, 2021 at 10:00am

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Audio-only version: Listen to “Autoline This Week #2508 – Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse” on Spreaker.

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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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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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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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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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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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