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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

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Autoline This Week is the first stop for auto executives, insiders and consumers looking for the latest automotive news. Each week John McElroy, one of the deans of the Detroit automotive press corp, brings his expertise and analysis to the issues and interviews driving the automotive world. He moderates a panel of automotive journalists as they discuss the week’s news and interview top industry newsmakers

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English


Episodes

Autoline This Week #2515 - The US Trails China In Mining Metals for EVs

6/18/2021
China cornered the global market for the critical metals and minerals needed to make EV motors and batteries. Now the Biden Administration wants to develop a US supply chain. Is that even possible? And if so, how long will it take? Three experts in mining and processing talk about the challenges that lie ahead.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2514 - Can The Grid Handle All These EVs?

6/11/2021
Over the next three years there will be a flood of electric vehicles hitting the market. Can the electrical grid handle the load? How about on hot summer nights when people are running their air conditioning? And will transformers at the neighborhood level be able to take it?

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2513 - Two Companies That Already Operate Autonomous Vehicles

5/28/2021
Autonomous vehicles are not years away from going into commercial operation. They’re already on the road today providing rides to the public. May Mobility and Beep are two of the pioneers in this technology. They’re growing their operations and see a bright future ahead.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2512 - Rebuilding The Supply Chain for Chips and EVs

5/24/2021
The auto industry got clobbered by a shortage of chips. It could also face a shortage of critical materials needed to make batteries and motors for electric cars. The industry needs long term planning to avoid future shortages, and may need the federal government involved to make it happen.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2511 - Work From Home, Or Go Back To The Office?

4/26/2021
At some point the pandemic will end and people will be able to go back to the office. But many will opt to keep on working from home. The auto industry is trying to figure out how it can accommodate both. In the meantime, it’s learning new processes and etiquette for how people work together online.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2510 - Tip Toeing Through The Transition: From ICE To BEV

4/16/2021
Automotive suppliers who make parts for piston engines know their future is threatened by electric cars. They have three choices. 1. jump on the EV bandwagon. 2. ride the piston engine into the sunset. 3. try to make parts for both. So which is the right strategy?

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2509 - How Would You Like To Drive And Only Get Green Traffic Lights?

4/13/2021
Connected car technology can dramatically improve vehicle efficiency and safety at the same time it slashes emissions. Better still, it costs a fraction of any other way to do this. Some cars already have the technology, and it’s only a matter of time before they all do.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2508 - Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse

3/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2507 - The Challenges Of Selling More EVs

2/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2506 - Chip Shortage Cripples Car Production

2/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2505 - The Future Shines Bright For Automotive Retailers

2/9/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2504 - UAW Prepares For Jobs Disruption with EVs

1/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2503 - The Hydrogen Economy Takes Another Step Closer

1/27/2021
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are not going mainstream anytime soon. But they make a lot of sense in other parts of the transportation sector, such as with semi-trucks, trains and ships. Wall Street is also waking up to the possibilities and investors are sniffing out investment opportunities. Bryan Pivovar, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Lab, talks about the progress being made in hydrogen production and fuel cell development.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2502 - Chevrolet’s Digital Tool Box Is Boosting Sales and Market Share

1/22/2021
When the auto industry shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic it lost a lot of production. Even now, car dealers are running on bare-bone levels of inventory. But Chevrolet is using new digital tools to let customers peer into its pipeline and discover the delivery date for the exact vehicle they want. It’s also engaging customers online with experts who can answer their questions, including technical ones about electric cars. Steve Hill, the head of Chevrolet, talks about how...

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2501 - The Economic and Automotive Outlook for 2021

1/1/2021
Elaine Buckberg, the Chief Economist at General Motors, provides her economic outlook, the need for more stimulus, why the stock market is so strong, and why pickups are selling so well.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2435 - Challenges and Opportunities In The Automotive Retail Jungle

12/16/2020
Ford and Nissan are going through the largest new product launches in the history of their respective companies. Mark LaNeve is the Head of Sales for Ford, and Allyson Witherspoon is the Chief Marketing Officer for Nissan U.S. They talk about the importance of bringing all of these new products to market and new ways they’re going to make the world aware of them.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2434: The Auto Industry Is Facing A Decade Of Upheaval

12/11/2020
Automakers are going through a historic transition on multiple fronts. They have to develop a lineup of electric cars. They have to learn all about mobility services and data monetization. And they have to learn how to deal with a changing retail infrastructure. This show is all about what the industry will look like at the end of the decade.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2433: Canada’s Strategy To Be A Leader In Smart Mobility

12/7/2020
To develop connected and autonomous cars and provide smart mobility doesn’t require a lot of natural resources. It requires a lot of brain power. The right kind of brain power, organized and working in the proper direction. These trends play to Canada’s strengths, as we discuss in today’s show.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2432: Are Automakers Improving Safety Fast Enough?

11/20/2020
Today’s cars are the safest they’ve ever been, but they could be even safer. Part of the problem is the cost of new safety technology, part of it is because new regulations take too long to put in place. David Harkey, the president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, talks about ways to cut the cost of safety technology and how to get it to the market faster.

Duration:00:26:47

Autoline This Week #2431: Toyota Tackles The Pandemic and Emerges Stronger Than Ever

11/17/2020
Toyota used the COVID-19 pandemic to learn what it was not doing well, what it is doing well and how it can do better coming out of this. Jack Hollis, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota, takes us through the company’s strategy.

Duration:00:26:47