EV’s Supercharging Impact Across Metro Detroit – CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – As the electric car revolution unfolds, companies, suppliers and organizations are adapting like Joseph Mercy, Vice President, Head of Physical and Functional Design & Integration, Stellantis; Vuk Milojkovic, CEO, BASF Toda America LLC; Glenn Stevens, CEO, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive & Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber; and Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, discussed “Michigan Matters,” which airs at 6 p.m. 8 this Sunday on CBS 62.

Michigan Matters host Carol Cain with Joe Grace, VP & Head of Physical and Functional Design & Integration at Stellantis

2020 Ram Heavy Duty Wind Tunnel (Courtesy of Stellantis)

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Grace spoke with Carol Cain, Senior Producer / Host, about the company’s goal of bringing more electric vehicles to the global market and how its wind tunnel at Auburn Hills headquarters helps in this effort.

Michigan Matters Hosted Carol Cain with Vuk Milojkovic, CEO of BASF Today America LLC

BASF Battle Creek Plant (Courtesy of BASF)

Milojkovic recounted how BASF, a 156-year-old company that started in Germany and grew globally to include key operations in the electrical space of Michigan, has evolved. He discussed its Battle Creek facility, which creates products used on EV batteries.

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Michigan Matters Hosted Carol Cain with Glenn Stevens Jr., CEO of MICHAuto

GM’s Factory Zero (Credit: Glenn Stevens)

Stevens talked about how his organization – part of the Detroit Regional Chamber – is helping to promote the region for mobility-related businesses – and how the push for electric vehicles presents unique challenges and opportunities. Stevens also spoke about the Biden administration’s push for electric cars, which has included his recent visit to GM’s Factory Zero.

Michigan Matters Hosted Carol Cain along with Rod Alberts, CEO of the Michigan Auto Dealers Association

And Rod Alberts, who hosts the North American International Auto Show and Motor Bella – held for the first time in September at the M1 Concourse – talked about how dealers adapt to mobility changes. Alberts also talked about how car shows are adapting to technological change as more focus is placed on electric cars and helps inform consumers about these changes.

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