Here are highlights from the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News' weekday podcast, May 16-17 hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
“We’re getting to this level of hyper-scalability. We’re also realizing that behind the scenes we’re seeing all sorts of movements on capacity. It’s like, ‘Well, wait and see if we need this’ — there’s no more wait-and-see.” — Brendan Jones, CEO of Blink Charging. Originally heard on “Shift: A Podcast About Mobility”
“This is a lot of customers’ introduction to what that ‘Built Ford Tough’ truck brand really means. And it’s the F-150, really, for many global markets.” — Michael Martinez, Automotive News reporter covering Ford, on the automaker’s redesigned Ranger and new Raptor variant
“It’s a consortium of problems [for suppliers]. You’ve got obviously the inflation. If you were a labor-focused supplier and you obviously need a significant amount of labor to get your product out to your Tier 1 or your OEM customers, that’s a problem.” — Michael Robinet, executive director of automotive advisory services at S&P Global Mobility, on auto suppliers’ myriad challenges in this economy
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.