In depth discussions of the most important trends and developments shaping the automotive industry with industry executives and the top auto journalists. Your half-hour update on what they’re talking about in the C-suites.
Autoline This Week #2511 - Work From Home, Or Go Back To The Office?
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.
Autoline This Week #2510 - Tip Toeing Through The Transition: From ICE To BEV
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?
Autoline This Week #2509 - How Would You Like To Drive And Only Get Green Traffic Lights?
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.
Autoline This Week #2508 - Canada Emerges As An EV Powerhouse
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.
Autoline This Week #2507 - The Challenges Of Selling More EVs
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.
Autoline This Week #2506 - Chip Shortage Cripples Car Production
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.
Good, Getting Better
As a podcast Autoline is good and the quality is improving. They've removed all those tiring ads that plagued the podcast for so long, and they're clearly starting to pay special attention to this audio-only version of their show. It doesn't work perfectly and I'm still hoping for a video version, but this is just about the best show out there if you really want to know how the automotive industry works.
The podcast for the automotive professionals
If you’re in the industry, this is one of the three top podcasts you need on a regular basis. The other two are also by John McElroy (Autoline After Hours is my #1 and Autoline Daily is my #2 recommended).