Here are highlights of the latest episodes of 'Daily Drive', Automotive News weekday podcast, June 13-16, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker.
"Every technology that can go wireless, I believe, goes wireless. And so, within this EV charging space, we're doing all the exact same things. … So, we're doing everything now — I'm seeing it happen — within WiTricity and at our Tier 1 partners and at the OEMs that you've seen in any other technology that has gone wireless in the past."--Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity, on Siemens' new $25 million strategic investment in the company to help boost wireless EV charging technology
"I think one of the major topics on my radar — and I'm hoping that our guests will share some inside information on it — is what's going on with the EV tax credit? ... If we're trying to get more people into EVs, I'm really wondering, will Congress move forward on legislation whether that's part of Biden's Build Back Better agenda or just something separate to help industry out with that?"--Audrey LaForest, Automotive News reporter, previewing the Automotive News Congress event in Washington last week
"For a long time, the way that [used-car] dealers would get vehicles was via the traditional auctions. So, they would travel to an auction and look for inventory there. Now, there are just fewer options for them there because volume at traditional auctions has dwindled over the last few years."--C.J. Moore, Automotive News reporter, on the forces shaping the present and future of the wholesale vehicle market
"We now have vehicles in the field doing real-world work. And, as a result, there is a ton of learnings that come from that."--Rachad Youssef, BrightDrop chief product officer, on General Motors' first-to-last-mile EV delivery van service. The full interview is featured on the latest Shift podcast. You can read Automotive News reporter Hannah Lutz's story on the conversation on Page 4.
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.