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ATW #2612 – Electric Roads Solve EV Range At No Taxpayer Cost

May 18th, 2022 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: 05/18 @ 11:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: 05/29 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michele Mueller, MDOT
Tim Sylvester, Integrated Roadways
Jeremy McCool, HEVO
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Powered roads, where EVs pick up electric power from the road as they drive, is a dream that goes back decades. But now a convergence of technologies could turn it into reality. Prefabricated road sections with embedded sensors and inductive charging are the game changing technologies. By collecting data that can be monetized and by selling electricity, private industry wants to build these roads—at no cost to taxpayers.

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AAH #600 – Lincoln Rips Up Its Design Book For An EV Future

May 12th, 2022 at 4:24pm

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Lincoln is literally ripping up its design book and going off in a new direction as it transitions to electric vehicles. Its latest concept car, the Star, is a signal of what that new look will be. So how far will Lincoln go with its new designs?

PANEL:
Kemal Curic, Global Director of Design, Lincoln
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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ATW #2611 – A Conversation With GM President Mark Reuss

May 10th, 2022 at 2:00pm

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Internet Premiere: 05/10 @ 2:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 05/22 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Mark Reuss, President, General Motors
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Every year the SAE Foundation chooses a recipient for its Leadership Award. This year it chose GM President Mark Reuss. At the awards banquet, Reuss sat down with Autoline to talk about his career, GM’s transition to electric vehicles, and the challenges that lie ahead for the automotive industry.

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AAH #599 – Will Enough People Really Buy EVs?

May 5th, 2022 at 4:47pm


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TOPIC:
Sales of EVs are soaring and they’re gaining market share. But about 40% of the US public thinks EVs are stupid and that the government is trying to shove them down their throats. So will enough people buy EVs to soak up all the capacity the auto industry is putting in place to make them? And if they don’t, what happens then?

PANEL:
Mike Jackson,
OESA
Stephanie Brinley, S&P Global Mobility
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #598 – Will Hard Core Gearheads Really Go Electric?

April 28th, 2022 at 4:10pm

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TOPIC:
Will Gearheads Really Go Electric?

PANEL:
Mike Musto,
Hemmings
Henry Payne, The Detroit News
Gary Vasilash, on Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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AAH #597 – How Singer Takes Porsches And Turns Them Into Wondrus Works Of Art

April 22nd, 2022 at 8:03am


Listen to “AAH #597 – How Singer Takes Porsches And Turns Them Into Wondrus Works Of Art” on Spreaker.

GUEST:
Mazen Fawaz, CEO, Singer Group Inc.

TOPICS:
01:22 Singer Vehicle Design
40:00 Day in History
40:56 Tesla Earnings
45:55 Toyota Invests >$500-m in Hybrids in U.S.
52:40 Scaringe Warns About Battery Minerals. A Speed Bump for EVs?

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

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ATW #2610 – Foreign Automakers In Trouble In China

April 20th, 2022 at 2:00pm

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Internet Premiere: 04/20 @ 2:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV: 05/01 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Michael Dunne, ZoZo Go
Tu Le, Sino Auto Insights
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Five years ago, foreign automakers saw China as an unending source of growth and profits. Not anymore. Today, companies like Volkswagen and General Motors are seeing sharp drops in sales and profits. And Chinese automakers are emerging as world class competitors. So, are foreign automakers in trouble in China? Michael Dunne, CEO of ZoZo Go and Tu Le, the head of Sino Auto Insights, provide their insight and analysis.

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AAH #596 – Inside GM’s EV Strategy, With President Mark Reuss

April 14th, 2022 at 2:45pm

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Ford is going to split into two business units, one for ICE and one for BEV. Renault is doing the same thing and CEO Luca de Meo says it’s even looking into spinning off the BEV unit as a separate company. So what will General Motors do? We ask Mark Reuss, the President of GM, that question, as well as take a deep dive into its EV strategy.

GUEST:
Mark Reuss, President, General Motors

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

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ATW #2609 – Russian Invasion Upends The Auto Industry

April 12th, 2022 at 10:00am

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Internet Premiere: 04/12 @ 10:00am ET
Detroit Public TV:  04/24 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Joe McCabe, AutoForecast Solutions
Justin Cox, LMC Automotive
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

In addition to the terrible loss of lives, the tragic lines of refugees and brutal war crimes, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is upending the auto industry. Automakers and suppliers felt the impact immediately, and the long term implications could take years to resolve. Joe McCabe, the CEO of AutoForecast Solutions, and Justin Cox, the director of Global Production at LMC Automotive, go through the details of what we’re likely to see.

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AAH #595 – How Did An Anti-Startup Do An EV Van In 9 Months?

April 7th, 2022 at 4:09pm

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GUEST:
Daryl Adams, CEO, The Shyft Group

TOPICS:
02:22 The Shyft Group
34:58 Impact of new CAFE standards on vehicle sales
52:57 VW to focus on margins vs. volume: Economies of scale?
55:20 Will Renault take the Ford approach to EV operations?

PANEL: Mark Williams, Freelance; Gary Vasilash, on Automotive; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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