Here are highlights from the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News' weekday podcast, Sept. 1-6, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
“Without the batteries, without the infrastructure, it’s very, very hard to have a discussion about the consumer, the product, and what that market is going to look like in five to six years.” — Martin French, managing director at Berylls Strategy Advisors USA, previewing the upcoming Battery Show in Novi, Mich.
“The goal of a strike, the goal of a walkout of all three companies, besides the shock and awe factor, is to strong-arm them into a better deal. And you can’t do that if you can’t last very long on the picket line.” — Michael Martinez, Automotive News reporter covering Ford and the UAW, on the possibility that the union will strike all of the Detroit 3 at once this fall
“It’s no longer just having a fancy waiting room with some drinks and day-old cookies or doughnuts. It’s really interacting with that customer and wowing them.” — Corey Smith, national fixed operations training manager at National Auto Care, who says dealership service departments should start practicing “unreasonable hospitality”
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.