The CAR Podcast
By Center for Automotive Research
Join host and Center for Automotive Research CEO Carla Bailo, CAR subject matter experts, and guests as they discuss the latest news from the automotive industry.
Hot Topics - Ford's latest investment announcement, supply chain and sales figures
Bernard Swiecki joins Carla to discuss the latest Ford investment announcement, including the implications for economic developers and states in securing future investments. They also discuss supply chain issues and their effect on the latest sales figures.
October 5, 2021
Hot Topics - European EVs and Infrastructure, workforce, inflation, and the full-size pick-up market
Bernard Swiecki joins Carla to discuss what’s happening with EVs in Europe and the infrastructure needs. They then talk about what they have heard from our Automotive Communities Partnership and Affiliate organizations about workforce shortages and inflation issues. They wrap up with a discussion about the full-sized pick-up market.
September 21, 2021
Hot Topics - Propulsion systems, consumer acceptance, and it's impact to design and manufacturing
In today’s podcast, Carla is joined by Brett Smith, Director of Technology, to discuss the variety of propulsion systems in the market and how consumers feel about all of those options. They then discuss the impact on manufacturing and design the shift to EVs could have, and finally, they discuss when we will see fuel cells.
September 13, 2021
Hot Topics - Infrastructure, workforce crisis, and inflation
Carla is joined by Bernard Swiecki as they discuss the progress of the infrastructure bill, the global workforce crisis and it's affect on the supply chain, and they end the episode discussing the growing inflation rate.
September 1, 2021
Hot Topics - CAR MBS and Announcements from the Biden Administration
Carla sits down with Kristin Dziczek, Senior Vice President of Research, Brett Smith, Director, Technology, and Bernard Swiecki, Director, Research, to recap the discussions and topics covered at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, as well as the recent announcement by the Biden administration.
August 12, 2021
Hot Topics - EV Market Growth, Supply/Demand
On this episode of the CAR Podcast, we discuss electrification, market growth and OEM strategies. We then get into new and used vehicle supply and demand, and how are we going to handle all of those vehicles sitting on the lots. Finally, BlueCruise vs. Super Cruise.
July 29, 2021