EV 101: Everything You Need To Know About Electric Vehicles in Australia



We discuss some of the challenges with electric vehicles in Australia and what the Australian government needs to do to support electric vehicles. We investigate best practice in other markets such as Norway with regards incentives and infrastructure required to enable the quick rollout of electric vehicles. We discuss batteries and the development of batteries in the future. How this technology is changing and how it will impact electric vehicles going forward. We also look at charging infrastructure and how this technology is developing. How concerns about owning an electric vehicle are quickly becoming no longer relevant. We compare some of the costs of owning an electric vehicle and how with different incentives it becomes a viable purchase compared to an internal combustion engine car. We also look to the future and how this could change in Australia.

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Is it Time to Change the Automotive Dealer Franchise Model?



We interview Adiba Fattah a PHD Researcher from the University of Sunshine Coast who is doing a Research Project on the Evaluation of the Franchise Model in the Australian Automotive Industry. Adiba is investigating the social exchange and the power and control between the dealer and the OEM in the franchise model. She is also looking into the franchise relationship and getting understanding of the impact of senior management rotation, level of support provided by the OEM to the dealer, warranty programs and diagnostic information and KPI programs. In addition she will review Australian regulations and how these are viewed by both the dealer and the OEM and how interpreted. She is also looking at contractual requirements including operation manuals and policy and procedures. Other topics include effectiveness of field teams, reaction to legal reforms, collective bargaining and the role and effectiveness of dealer councils. If you would like to participate in the research project you can contact: A Fattah PHD Researcher email: afattah@usc.edu.au

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How to get recruitment Right



We talk to Dean Courtenay about Human resources, recruitment and human capital. Dean runs Quadrant People Resources where he specialises in recruiting, search and HR support. Dean discusses Quadrant People Resources and the various services they offer. Dean gives us his view on recruitment during lockdown and where he sees it going in the future. We discuss what has been the impact of international isolation on recruitment and how it has affected talent acquisition. The common mistakes organisations make when recruiting and how this can be improved is examined and Dean talks about costs and risk in getting it wrong  Finally, Dean shares some tips about what is a good recruitment game plan should look like.

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Creating An Intelligent Workshop with Rugged Hardware, AI and Automation by Getac



We discuss the future of the automotive aftersales workshop with Russell Younghusband from Getac and the latest in rugged hardware and software and how artificial intelligence and automation is making the automotive workshop more intelligent. From ruggedized hardware that will let you down less in the field and can be taken around and under vehicles by technicians. Hardware which is tough and rugged and designed for the field with a full shift charge capability.

Software with business intelligence and artificial intelligence making information easily accessible for technicians. Including schematic and wiring diagrams, online job cards, online clocking, checking availability of parts and being able to do electronic vehicle health checks and managing vehicle diagnostics. It also provides opportunity for planning and scheduling of the workshop and doing the heavy lifting of mundane tasks for the front line service workshop staff. Artificial intelligence with automation allowing for workshop management to manage the workshop and working on the business rather than spending time fighting fires in the business. Reduction of paper systems, clocking in the corner, health service vehicle checks being done on a smart device, diagnostics being done on a small pc and providing this off one platform.

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The Future of Engines and Fuels: Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change, Emissions CO2 and NOx



We talk to Howard Gerwin from RKLAB AG to get a greater understanding of the future of engines and fuels and various challenges to meet emissions requirements and improve CO2 and NOx emissions.  Howard explains in depth the various fuels and engine applications where it would make sense to use these fuels on which engine types and which applications and how this will impact emissions and improve CO2 and NOx. He also speaks at length about understanding the full cycle and how the different fuels are produced. He talks about the importance to understand well to wheel. He goes into depth about EV’s, Hydrogen, LPG, Compressed Natural Gas, Ammonia, Methanol/Ethanol, Bio diesel, Alcohol E10 E15 E85, Flexi fuel and Renewable Diesel. The challenges facing each of these when it comes to passenger cars, trucks, long distance haulage, marine, rail and various other vehicle usages such as parcel delivery, school buses and garbage removal. He also mentions nuclear power and some opportunities it could provide short term while not necessarily being green. He discusses some of the new technologies from Clear Flame and Neste Oil and the impacts of what these innovations could have in the future.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Can Diesel be Green?



We talk to Howard Gerwin from RKLAB AG to get a greater understanding of diesel engines and how they work and diesel technology development to improve CO2 and NOx emissions. Howard explains diesel gate and what happened and the challenges Volkswagen faced. He goes into depth about catalytic converters, EGR, SCR and AdBlue and explains how it works. He talks about the 380 million existing engines in existence and the need to find retrofit solutions to have a significant impact on climate change. How the RK injector is an exciting innovation to diesel engines which could revolutionise the industry especially for marine, rail, standby generators and construction vehicles. The ability to retro fit could have a substantial impact on global warming and stopping climate change.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

 


Are Electric Vehicles the Silver Bullet?



Join us as we discuss the challenges with electric vehicles and the manufacture and disposal of electric vehicle batteries. We investigate the scarcity of rare earth metals and impact the mining of these metals will have on the environment and how this will impact electric vehicles and impact on the environment as a whole. We discuss in depth what Zero emissions means as emissions from the tail pipe and not necessarily emissions generated as a whole. Why this can be misleading and why it should be measured differently. We talk through various fuels and why a blended solution may eventually be appropriate, the impact it would have on his lifestyle and what he needs to know when purchasing an electric vehicle. We compare this to a traditional purchase of an internal combustion engine car and how this has now changed. We also look to the future and how this could change in Australia. We discuss a full range of topics including: Charging stations, charging times and charging coverage. What is the difference between zero emissions, emissions from the tail pipe and overall emissions. Rare earth metals and the mining of these metals for electric vehicle batteries. Recycling of electric vehicle batteries. The need to change your lifestyle from what we have become accustomed to. Climate change, emissions.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Holden Monaro Australian Muscle Car – Car Enthusiast Explained



This week we go back to the roots of the auto industry and speak to an automotive enthusiast Silvio Barbisan. Silvio belongs to the Monaro Car Club and discusses why a person becomes an auto enthusiast and then why particularly a Monaro enthusiast. Silvio talks about what makes a muscle car and how a persons interest can evolve over time. Silvio tells us about the the ten Holden and Monaro vehicles he owns and some of the vehicles he has previously owned. He talks about why he was so angry when Holden pulled out of Australia and what vehicles he could possibly consider in the future. he discusses the various Monaro’s he has owned especially the HG GTS Monaro. Silvio also goes into depth on what you need to consider when buying an old car as an enthusiast and how as a young person you can develop your interest as an auto enthusiast.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials
 
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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

Time To Get Serious About Automotive Tech Shortage with Tony Foon



This week we talk to Tony Foon to get a better understanding of the challenges in the automotive industry and its ability to attract service technicians and mechanics.
 
Some of the highlights are
 
  • why it is so important to create a career path for technicians. 
  • the need to get technicians on the tools from day one and 
  • the challenge of EV’s and the need to add electric vehicle certification to a technicians skill sets.
 
We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we did!
 
If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials
 
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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

Police Cars The Inside Story Ep 47 with Frank Melilli



This week we get a better understanding of the challenges to manage a police car fleet. We cover a range of topics including what are the requirements of a police car to meet police force needs. We review the different police cars that make up a police car fleet and review the different requirements for police cars. We discuss what is the difference between a police car and a regular car. What makes a police car better than a regular car? Are police cars performance modified and are they chipped. Do they go faster than a regular car? We look into whether it is worth buying an ex police vehicle and the advantages of doing so. We talk about modified vehicles such as booze buses, divie vans and command centers for crisis situations. We look at the biggest challenges for a police fleet and what is the future. We do touch on some of the new technologies such as electric vehicles, hydrogen and what role they may play in the future. If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the show to receive notifications of future shows.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.