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The show for those who are more than just car enthusiasts, but are also enthusiasts for the automotive industry. Join us as we talk shop with the top designers, chief engineers and product planners about the latest vehicles they’re bringing to the market.

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The show for those who are more than just car enthusiasts, but are also enthusiasts for the automotive industry. Join us as we talk shop with the top designers, chief engineers and product planners about the latest vehicles they’re bringing to the market.

iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
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Ralph Gilles

By Mark93455 - Sep 14 2019
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Great show as always, but awesome to have Gilles as the guest. Wished the show was twice as long!

Best car podcast

By rafspitfire - May 16 2016
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Its the best insider car podcast available you will enjoy it

iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
9
3
6
2

Ralph Gilles

By Mark93455 - Sep 14 2019
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Great show as always, but awesome to have Gilles as the guest. Wished the show was twice as long!

Best car podcast

By rafspitfire - May 16 2016
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Its the best insider car podcast available you will enjoy it
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Autoline After Hours

Latest release on Nov 19, 2020

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The show for those who are more than just car enthusiasts, but are also enthusiasts for the automotive industry. Join us as we talk shop with the top designers, chief engineers and product planners about the latest vehicles they’re bringing to the market.

Rank #1: AAH #359 - Pacifica Goes Electric

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When Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival he literally rocked the music world; At the time, not in a good way.  Earlier this year Chrysler debuted its new Pacifica minivan to rave reviews. Five months later they followed up with a vehicle that no one was asking for in the form of the first plugin hybrid minivan. Join host Gary Vasilash as he talks to the men behind this powertrain, and then hear what his auto reporter panel has to say about the new Pacifica Plugin Hybrid.
SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:25 - Kevin Mets, Chief Engineer, Pacifica Hybrid
13:09 - John Gibson, Global Chief Engineer, Electrified Powertrains, Fiat Chrysler
26:10 - PANEL: Gary Vasilash, AD and P; Jean Jennings, Facebook.com/JeanKnowsCars; Anton Wahlman, Seeking Alpha; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend

Dec 15 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #2: AAH #241 - Motor Racing is Such a Drag

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reveals its five-year plan
- GM REhires one of the best PR gurus of all time
- Hybrids vs. SUVs - weren't massive people haulers supposed to be extinct by now?

SPECIAL GUESTS: Phil and JP Gutierrez, Gutierrez Brothers Racing

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Karl Henkel, The Detroit News

May 09 2014

1hr 21mins

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Rank #3: AAH #367 - Cadillac Sags, Lexus Sinks, and Diesels Are About To Die

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NEWS TOPICS:
- Lincoln vs. Cadillac
- Diesel: Is it FCA's Turn?
- Dr. Data
- Sales: Spiffs or Trump Bump?
- Consumer Reports' Top 10
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Alisa Priddle, Motor Trend; Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit

Mar 03 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #4: AAH #369 - Ford Goes Further With 3D Printing

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NEWS TOPICS:
- Dr. Data
- CAFE/EPA: Good or bad for Detroit?
- PSA/Opel: A Euro-Asia play or implications for USA?
- Intel's big play in autonomy: Intel Inside stickers for cars?
PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research; Mike Martinez, Automotive News

Mar 17 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: AAH #447 - Sandy Munro's Tesla Deep Dive

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TOPIC: Tesla Deep Dive
SPECIAL GUEST: Sandy Munro, Munro and Associates
PANEL:
- David Welch, Bloomberg
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jan 04 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #6: AAH #389 - FCA, PSA, and Looking For A Parking Spot

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REPORTER ROUNDTABLE
NEWS:
- NAFTA talks begin this week; What to expect?
- PSA's unusual approach to the North American market
- Are the Chinese going to buy FCA?
- Doctor Data
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Dave Sullivan, AutoPacific; Joann Muller, Forbes.com

Aug 17 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #7: AAH #236 - GM's Defect: What Did Barra Know, and When Did She Know it?

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Mary Barra's testimony in D.C. -- going from bad to worse?
- How did the analysts get March sales forecasts so wrong?
- Chrysler says Ram outsold Silverado, but WardsAuto data disagrees
- Sales overall are up, yet green car numbers continue to plummet

SPECIAL GUEST: Barry Ratzlaff, Executive Director, Hyundai Connected Car and BlueLink

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; and Mike Austin, Popular Mechanics.

Apr 04 2014

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: AAH #458 - Sandy Munro Talks About Tesla in China

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SPECIAL GUEST: Greg Wallace, GM Heritage Center
TOPICS:
- Carlos Tavares Goes Shopping: What Looks Good?
- GM to Invest 2.7-billion in Brazil: How Do You Say Yikes in Portuguese
- Evelozcity Talks to Magna Steyr About Building EVs in U.S.
PANEL:
- Craig Cole, AutoGuide.com
- James Amend, WardsAuto.com
- Gary Vasilash, AD and P

Apr 05 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #9: AAH #433 - SAE Takes Autonomy To The Public

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SPECIAL GUEST: David Schutt, CEO, SAE International
TOPICS:
06:49 - SAE: Autonomous Rides in Tampa
33:35 - Doctor Data
38:18 - Toyota Motor collabs with Uber on Autonomy
46:41 - Is Dyson the next Tesla?
52:57 - PHONE CALL: Should NASCAR be worried about Ford?
56:09 - PHONE CALL: Manual Transmission is Disappearing
PANEL:
- Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 31 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #10: AAH #402 - Engineering Insights and Stories On The 2018 Mustang

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TOPIC: 2018 Ford Mustang
01:07 – Carl Widdman, Mustang Chief Engineer, Ford and Tom Barnes, Mustang Engineer, Ford
25:36 – Mark Schaller, Mustang Marketing Manager, Ford
36:46 – Panel Discussion
PANEL:
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Roman Mica, TFLCar.com
- Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com

Dec 07 2017

53mins

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Rank #11: AAH #471 - The Auto Industry On The Eve Of Destruction

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SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting
TOPICS:
- Doctor Data
- First Half Sales In Review: Meh.
- Iacocca Saved Chrysler in ’79. How’s It Look 40 Years Later?
- The Model S Debuted in 2012. And Elon Isn’t Going to Refresh It?
PANEL:
- Joe White, Reuters
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jul 12 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: AAH #374 - Buick's Future Is Avenir

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SPECIAL GUEST: Jace Stokes, Product Manager, Buick Enclave
TOPIC: 2018 Buick Enclave
NEWS:
- Dodge Demon and "The Fate of The Furious": Is this the Golden Age of Drive It Like You Stole It?
- VW Plans to Sell a Million EVs in 2020, Uber EV leasing in Portland
- GM adds 1,100 people in San Fran for Cruise Automation
PANEL: Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production; Joann Muller, Forbes.com; Mike Austin, Autoblog

Apr 21 2017

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Rank #13: AAH #438 - Pushing Performance to the Edge with the 2019 Ford Edge ST

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Today's show was taped in the mountains of Utah. Join us for a deep dive into the 2019 Ford Edge ST!
SPECIAL GUESTS:
01:21 - Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer, Ford
21:51 - Cristina Aquino, Marketing Manager, Ford Edge
40:10 - Nik and John's thoughts on the 2019 Ford Edge ST
PANEL:
- Nik Miles, OurAutoExpert.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Oct 11 2018

48mins

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Rank #14: AAH #398 - Sales Still Rockin, Tesla Droppin, and V2V Vanishing?

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NEWS:
- October Sales: Trick or Treat?
- Why is the Peugeot in the movie Blade Runner 2049 significant?
- Dr. Data
- SEMA and Tokyo: Polar Opposites of Automotive?
- Waymo Shows Off: What Might Krafcik's Strategy Be?
PANEL: John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, ADandP; Jake Holmes, Motor1.com; Paul Eisenstein, The Detroit Bureau

Nov 03 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: AAH #491 - Why A Gearhead Loves His Tesla Model 3

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GUEST: Henry Payne, The Detroit News
PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Dec 26 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #16: AAH #424 - Ford's Transit Gets Hit By a Bolt of Lightning

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SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Reeser, CEO, Lightning Systems
NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Tesla Faces Reality and Layoffs
- The Consequences of Tariffs
- IIHS Tests: Ouch!
PANEL:
- Todd Lassa, Automobile
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jun 15 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #17: AAH #422 - The Electric Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

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SPECIAL GUEST: Brian McKay, Director, Powertrain, Continental North America
NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Tesla Fixes Brakes Over-the-Air
- Will FCA Drop Fiat in the U.S.
- SoftBank Invests $2.25-Billion in GM Cruise
PANEL:
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE
- Greg Migliore, Autoblog.com

Jun 01 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: AAH #425 - Creating the Atomic Car Seat

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SPECIAL GUEST: Chuck Cauchy, President and CTO, Thermavance
NEWS:
- Doctor Data
- Collaborations Rising: VW and Ford, Audi and Hyundai
- Launching a Rocket Is One Thing, But Building Cars in a Tent?
- Colorado Joins CARB on EPA Pushback
- Volvo Opens a U.S. Factory and Still Struggles With Care by Volvo
PANEL:
- Sam Abuelsamid, Navigant Research
- Gary Vasilash, ADandP
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jun 22 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #19: AAH #432 - RDXcellence in Engineering

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SPECIAL GUEST:
Stephen Frey
Chief Engineer, Acura RDX
Acura RDX cut body in studio
TOPICS:
- Doctor Data
- VW Diesel Scandal: Exhausting
- Monterey Car Week: Exotics Abounding
- Alex Zanardi Will Be Driving a BMW DTM M4: Unstoppable?

PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design and Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 24 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #20: AAH #487 - Ford Mustang Mach-E: Adding Another Pony to the Stable

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01:28 - Dave Pericak, Global Director, Ford Icons, Ford
28:02 - Chris Walter, Exterior Design Manager, Mustang Mach-E, Ford
52:00 - Journalist Impressions

PANEL:
John Voelcker, Freelance; Eric Noble, The CARLAB; Bob Gritzinger, Wards Intelligence; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Nov 20 2019

1hr 18mins

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AAH #534 - Magna: Supplier Extraordinaire

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GUEST: Don Walker, Magna
TOPICS:
- Magna
- Will automakers meet the increased legislative-driven requirement for EVs (as in: will they be able to?)?
- Tesla offers insurance. Now GM. Is this a customer convenience, an OEM revenue stream or both? And what might be some other ways OEMs could make money (e.g., their own paid-for music streaming)?
- Tavares said there will be more consolidation going forward.
- What combos would you like to see? What combos would be disastrous?
PANEL:
Mike Colias, The Wall Street Journal; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Nov 19 2020

1hr 12mins

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AAH #533 - Automakers And Suppliers Search For A Strategy In A World of Mobility

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GUEST: Brian Goldstine, Bridgestone
TOPICS:
- Bridgestone
- Does micromobility matter?
- Which OEM has the best EV strategy?
- Stellantis: Which vehicles will survive?
PANEL:
Pete Bigelow, Automotive News; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Nov 12 2020

1hr 10mins

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AAH #532 - Lucid Motors Would Love To Become The Next Tesla

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GUESTS: Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors and Derek Jenkins, VP of Design, Lucid Motors
PANEL:
Rain Noe, Core77; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Nov 06 2020

1hr 15mins

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AAH #531 - Car Sales Look Strong, But COVID Could Kick The Legs Out Of Any Recovery

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GUEST: Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive
TOPICS:
- COVID and The Auto Industry
- Right to repair: Why is it an issue?
- Uber, Lyft and California: Are ride-hailing drivers employees?
- Daimler partnering with Waymo: Is this a play beyond commercial vehicles?
PANEL: Mike Austin, Hemmings; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Oct 29 2020

1hr 4mins

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AAH #530 - Tech Is Transforming Auto—and So Is COVID

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GUEST: Paul Eichenberg, Paul Eichenberg Strategic Consulting
TOPICS:
- 1000-hp Hummer EV. 1080-hp Lucid Air. What Happened to the Environmental EV?
- If Prop 22 Doesn’t Pass, What Happens to Ride Hailing?
- GM Bringing EVs to Spring Hill: What Happens If EV Demand is Meh?
PANEL: Doron Levin, Seeking Alpha/SiriusXM; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Oct 15 2020

1hr 10mins

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AAH #529 - Nissan Upgrades Its Product Development

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GUEST: Thomas Mally, Associate Chief Vehicle Engineer, Nissan Technical Center North America
TOPICS:
- Nissan Sentra
- GM China Q3 Sales: GM U.S. Not So Lucky
- What Do the Bolt, Kona EV and Kuga Plug-in Have In Common? Fires
- VW Intros Taos: How Many Compact SUVs Do We Need?
PANEL:
Tom Murphy, WardsAuto.com; Gary Vasiliash, autobeatonline.com; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Oct 15 2020

1hr 12mins

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AAH #528 - Acura Completely Re-Engineers The TLX

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GUESTS: Jason Ray, Performance Development Leader, Acura TLX; Ken Sheridan, Manufacturing Leader, Acura TLX
TOPICS:
- Acura TLX
- Mercedes Is Betting Big on Electricity
- Are Model Ys Falling Apart—and Why There Is No Tesla PR To Comment
- Will a SPAC Save Faraday Future?
PANEL:
Jason Fogelson, ReviewGarage.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline

Oct 01 2020

1hr 6mins

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AAH #527 - Simon Sproule: Automotive Man Of Intrigue

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GUEST: Simon Sproule, Auto Industry Veteran
TOPICS:
- Why Did Ford Cut the Mach-E Price Before You Can Buy One?
- Continental to Cut 30,000 Jobs. Aren’t We In a Recovery?
- Why Has Nikola Produced a Non-Disruptive Timeline of Activities?
PANEL:
Joe White, Reuters; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Oct 01 2020

1hr 17mins

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AAH #526 - Cadillac: American Luxury, No Apology

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GUEST: Brian Smith, Exterior Design Director, Cadillac
TOPICS:
- Cadillac Design
- Tesla Battery Day: Boom or Bust?
- VW Launches ID.4: EV for ICE Money
- Milton Exits Nikola
PANEL: Peter DeLorenzo, Autoextremist.com; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Sep 24 2020

1hr 22mins

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AAH #525 - ZF

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GUEST: Jorg Trampler, ZF North America Inc.
TOPICS:
- GM Making Ultium Motors: Something to Put into Badgers?
- Kia Following Hyundai to EV Strategy?
- Why Is Ford Emphasizing Americanness?
PANEL:
Bill Visnic, SAE International; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline

Sep 18 2020

1hr 12mins

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AAH #524 - Talking GM Product With GM’s Product Guy

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GUEST: Tim Herrick, VP, Global Product Programs, GM
TOPICS:
- Is GM the world’s most-clever OEM?
- Is a $100K+ Grand Wagoneer a bridge too far?
- Beijing Show to happen this month—what will happen in the US next spring?
PANEL:
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Markit; Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Sep 11 2020

1hr 16mins

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AAH #523 - Polestar Elbows Its Way Into The EV Segment

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GUEST: Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America
TOPICS:
- Polestar Elbows Its Way Into The EV Segment
- Porsche Expands Subscription Offering: Does This Model Have Traction?
- Deloitte Finds 50% Will Keep a Vehicle Longer Than Expected: Is There a Recovery?
- Exxon Off the Dow After 92 Years: Remember When It Was 1?
PANEL:
- Joann Muller, Axios
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 27 2020

1hr 3mins

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AAH #522 - TRX: The Tyrannosaurus Rex From Ram

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GUEST: Jeff Roselli, Ram 1500 TRX Model Responsible
TOPICS:
- Ram TRX Takes On Ford Raptor
- What do Nikola, Fisker, Lordstown Motors and Canoo Have In Common?
- Will OEMs Stretch Lifecycles of Vehicles to Conserve Cash?
- Is Bollinger a Boutique Brand That Will Be Bought By an OEM?
PANEL:
- Mark Williams, Freelance
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 21 2020

1hr 5mins

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AAH #521 - Customizing Cars and Keeping It All Legal

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GUESTS: John Waraniak, SEMA; Michael McSweeney, FOX Factory; Jake Rodenroth, asTech; Alex Lybarger, TRC Inc.
TOPICS:
- ADAS Sensors and Calibration
- Nikola Selling 2,500 Garbage Trucks—EVs, not H2
- If Magna Steyr Builds the Fisker Ocean, Will Fisker Become a Meaningful Company?
- Will Ioniq Become the Genesis of EVs
PANEL:
- Todd Lassa, Automobile
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 14 2020

1hr 14mins

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AAH #520 - All About Genesis

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GUEST: Mark Del Rosso, CEO, Genesis North America
TOPICS:
- Genesis
- What Will Farley Mean for Ford?
- Levandowski: Don’t Do the Crime If You Can’t Do the Time
- bp Loses $6.7-billion in Q2: COVID or Environment?
PANEL:
- Keith Naughton, Bloomberg News
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Aug 07 2020

1hr 13mins

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AAH #519 - Ford Bronco: Designing An Icon Without Going Retro

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GUEST: Paul Wraith, Chief Designer, Ford Bronco
PANEL:
Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET; Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jul 31 2020

1hr 5mins

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AAH #518 - GM Defense: Back To The Arsenal Of Democracy

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GUEST: Mark Dickens, Chief Engineer, GM Defense
TOPICS:
- Back To The Arsenal Of Democracy
- Mary Barra thinks we’ll be 90% early next year: Optimistic?
- New York investing $750-million for EV infrastructure
- Mercedes has Q2 $1.9-billion loss: Dr. Z must be glad he’s gone
PANEL:
- Lindsay Brooke, SAE International
- Gary Vasilash, AutoBeat
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jul 24 2020

1hr 1min

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AAH #517 - Will Michigan Become a Mobility Mecca?

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GUEST: Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, State of Michigan
TOPICS:
- Will Michigan Become a Mobility Mecca?
- Is this the Year of Ford?
- Why so many exec changes at VW AG?
- What if VW says “No” to Fisker?
PANEL:
- Pete Bigelow, Automotive News
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jul 17 2020

1hr 12mins

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AAH #516 - Designed for Domination: How Ford Developed the New F-150

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GUEST: Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Development and Purchasing Officer, Ford
PANEL:
Henry Payne, The Detroit News; Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com; John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jul 10 2020

1hr 17mins

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AAH #515 - Everything Mustang at the Speed of Mach 1

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GUEST: Jim Owens, Shelby and Mustang Marketing, Ford
PANEL:
- Mike Martinez, Automotive News
- Gary Vasilash, autobeatonline.com
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

Jun 25 2020

1hr 3mins

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iTunes Ratings

106 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
9
3
6
2

Ralph Gilles

By Mark93455 - Sep 14 2019
Read more
Great show as always, but awesome to have Gilles as the guest. Wished the show was twice as long!

Best car podcast

By rafspitfire - May 16 2016
Read more
Its the best insider car podcast available you will enjoy it