“The vision for electrification is based on the maturing of the technology. Getting it to a price point, a performance point, and a consumer acceptance point, where this actually can serve all of these consumer needs and we can make it affordable and it works…. This is what being a transportation provider looks like… Also,… Continue reading The State Of EVs From The Master – Genevieve Cullen, Electric Drive Transportation Assn.
“We’ll have over 50% of our facilities producing EVs here in the U.S. by 2025. We’ve announced four battery plants here in the U.S., a number of supply chain agreements, again, to really get those critical minerals happening here. So, so really excited to see where this, this is going to take us.” Kristen Siemen… Continue reading How GM Is Going All Electric – Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
“I started this meeting every Friday that was called Marketing Modernization, but, really, it was kind of almost like an open mic type of meeting, because I had teams come in and they could make a choice as to what topics (we would talk about). I’d say, ‘What is it you feel that we’re not… Continue reading Disrupting Ford By Starting From Scratch – Suzy Deering, Ford, Chief Marketing Officer
“We asked the Forest Stewardship Council to go on the ground and do the whole certification process, just like they do for paper…Then they’re following that rubber throughout the chain of custody all the way through to the factory here in Georgia….We have just produced the first FSC certified tire.” Maureen Kline on Electric Ladies… Continue reading Sustainable Tires & the Inflation Reduction Act – Maureen Kline, Pirelli Tires
“I think what’s really interesting and intriguing to me is the collaboration from the DOT and the DOE. there certainly is an overlap when you think about electrification, it’s a transportation question, but it’s also an energy question and both of those things have to be really coordinated to have success here…. They have to… Continue reading EV Trucks & The Inflation Reduction Act – Neha Palmer, TeraWatt Infrastructure
“It takes work and it takes commitment to really screen in versus screen out….We are approaching this in many ways…We don’t simply need an electrical engineer or a mechanical engineer, or a person with a computer science degree. What are the skills that we’re looking for? What are the interests that we need in the… Continue reading Recruiting To Build EVs – Telva McGruder, General Motors Chief Diversity Officer
“Part of our culture, a core value, we call it disciplined innovation. So, innovation that leads to execution is our goal. It’s a lot of fun to be able to spitball together different ideas…But then to kind of boil that down and say ‘what makes a great business model? What also helps real people in… Continue reading Can Big Companies Innovate Electric Vehicles? – Sue Ozdemir, Exro Technologies, CEO
“A pure EV does not have an internal combustion engine on board, whereas a hybrid does. So, the two vehicles share most the same electric powertrain components. Both hybrids and EVs are going to have one or more electric motors, a high voltage battery, inverter, a converter, those kind of components. But with a hybrid,… Continue reading Electric Vehicle Basics – Mia Bevacqua, CarParts.com Chief Technical Writer & Mechanic
“To me an exciting industry, the auto industry, so I wondered ‘why aren’t more women, particularly young women interested in the automotive industry?’…So this is why I conducted a quantitative-qualitative correlational study looking at relationships between all these things the experts say you should do…. I wanted to know, ‘is that really true?’ … And… Continue reading How Women Can Become Automotive Leaders – Lisa Brown, Ph.D., Volkswagen Group of America
Many voices are talking about how we need to rebuild the post-pandemic economy to also make us more resilient to the ravages of climate change. Ramping up adoption of electric vehicles is always in those conversations, especially battery-powered ones. But not there are hydrogen fuel cell EVs too. Listen to Jackie Birdsall, Senior Engineer of these vehicles at Toyota explain how they work and much more, with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.