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Autoline THIS WEEK

Next Airing: Thu, May 19th, 2022 at 1:00 AM on UEN-TV

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"Autoline THIS WEEK" is a 30-minute discussion show which targets the topics and technologies that drive the auto industry, as well the men and women behind the wheel. John McElroy, the dean of Detroit's automotive journalists, is the host of this EMMY-award winning program.


  • Ev Battery Cost Falling to $50-60/Kwh

    Batteries for electric cars are extremely expensive. But Tal Sholklapper, the CEO of Voltaiq, a battery design consultancy, says that cost is coming down fast, and will soon reach $50-60 per kilowatt-hour. That's about half of what it is now, and that would give EVs cost parity with piston powered cars and trucks. He also talks about battery recycling, a potential raw material shortage and other topics. Chad Kirchner from also joins the discussion.

    Next Airing: Thu, May 19th, 2022 at 1:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/12/2022 to 5/25/2022
  • A Conversation with Gm President Mark Reuss

    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.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 21st, 2022 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/19/2022 to 6/1/2022
  • Electric Roads Solve Ev Range at No Taxpayer Cost

    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. Tim Sylvester from Integrated Roadways, Jeremy McCool from Hevo and Michele Mueller from the Michigan Department of Transportation, talk about the latest developments.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 28th, 2022 at 10:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/26/2022 to 6/8/2022
  • Auto Shows Can Really Help Sell Evs

    Despite the perception that auto shows are losing their appeal, Foresight Research says the public is just as interested in auto shows as it ever was. Moreover, people are hungry to learn more about electric vehicles and auto shows are the perfect place to learn more about them--especially when that includes ride-and-drives. Auto shows are an effective way to reach consumers without the sales pressure they'll run into at a dealership.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/5/2022 to 5/18/2022
  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur? Here's What You Need To Know

    It takes a certain type of person to be an entrepreneur. But even those people need to know their strengths and weaknesses and how to avoid common pitfalls. Three start-up experts discuss what sets entrepreneurs apart from everyone else: Khanjan Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, Alchemy; Adrien Cote, Executive Director, Velocity; and Helge Seetzen, CEO, TandemLaunch.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/7/2022 to 4/20/2022
  • Foreign Automakers In Trouble In China

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/28/2022 to 5/11/2022
  • Russian Invasion Upends The Auto Industry

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/21/2022 to 5/4/2022
  • Three Companies That Can Take Your Automotive Idea from Concept to Production

    Multimatic, PEM Motion and Ettractive are three Canadian companies with expertise in turning ideas into reality. Here's their advice on what startups need to keep in mind, from the typical kinds of problems they'll run into, to how to meet the standards set by the automotive industry.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/14/2022 to 4/27/2022
  • Toyota's Chief Scientist Lays Out Its Ev Strategy

    Gill Pratt, Toyota's chief scientist, says we're going to hear a lot more about the company's move into electric cars. Up to now Toyota's public statements have focused on hybrids and fuel cells. But it's been quietly developing EVs behind the scenes. And now it's ready to talk about them. Gil Pratt lays out Toyota's strategy on solid state batteries, recycling, EV platforms, EV manufacturing and more.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 3/31/2022 to 4/13/2022