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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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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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ATW #2505 – The Future Shines Bright For Automotive Retailers

February 9th, 2021 at 11:00am

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Internet Premiere: Tuesday, 02/09 @ 11:00am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/21 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Maryann Keller, Maryann Keller & Associates
Steve Finlay, Freelance
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Car dealers are creative and adaptive. They adjusted to lockdowns and social distancing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and learned how to maintain sales with much lower levels of inventory. Auto analyst and retail expert Maryann Keller explains that they’re also going to outlast EV startups who try to sell direct to consumers.

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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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ATW #2504 – UAW Prepares For Jobs Disruption with EVs

January 29th, 2021 at 10:32am

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Internet Premiere: Friday, 01/29 @ 10:30am ET
Detroit Public TV: Sunday, 02/14 @ 10:30am ET

PANEL:
Jeff Dokho, Research Director, United Auto Workers
Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News
Paul Eisenstein, TheDetroitBureau.com
John McElroy, Autoline.tv

The auto industry is transforming itself to make electric vehicles. But EVs need 30% fewer labor hours to manufacture and could eliminate tens of thousands of jobs. The UAW is keenly aware of this and is preparing for an all-electric future. Jeff Dokho, the director of the Research Department at the UAW, lays out the union’s plans to prepare for it.

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