Here are edited highlights from the latest episodes of "Daily Drive," Automotive News' weekday podcast, hosted by Steve Schmith and Jamie Butters.
-"We see lithium-silicon as that next step change beyond lithium ion. And we differentiate it from lithium ion because it is a very different chemical reaction on the anode, and a very different material approach to the anode."--Rick Luebbe, CEO, Group14 Technologies
"The issue of competency right now really addresses whether he can understand the case and assist with his defense. It doesn't get at whether he was competent at the time of the alleged offenses."--Lindsay VanHulle, reporter, Automotive News, on the tax evasion case against former Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman
"There are vehicles that we're going to have at the show this year that are electric conversions. So, you take a classic car, and you convert it to an electric motor, and that's become a part of the industry."--Tom Gattuso, SEMA show director
"I didn't really know how long I was going to last because I was a sports writer who happened to have a car column, who happened to have a supportive editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ... And so, when the opportunity came up to work at Automotive News, it was kind of like, well, I don't know. I mean, how's this going to work? ... I was just lucky enough to have a very, very talented first editor in Rick Johnson, who many have come to know so well, because he's just such a talent within the industry as a writer, but most importantly, as an editor. And he really turned my stuff in the early days into gold." --Jason Stein, former publisher, Automotive News, discussing his 18-year career at the publication
Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.