Global Business Professor’s latest audio interview, “China’s Electric Car Switch to Rattle Industry, Drive Up Price of Lithium,” features Arthur Wheaton, director of Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University ILR School, and an automotive industry expert.
In the 12-minute audio interview, Wheaton discusses:
- What is the likelihood that China will implement a policy outlawing all internal combustion engines in the near future?
- How prepared are the global automotive companies to meet the needs for more than 20 million electric cars per year if gas engines are prohibited?
- What issues are driving this discussion of reducing the number of internal combustion engines in China?
- What are some of the barriers to successfully prohibiting all gasoline engines in the next 20 years?
- What other impacts do you anticipate if the ban is implemented quickly?
Wheaton is director of Western New York Labor and Environmental Programs for Cornell University ILR School. Art is an auto industry expert specializing in labor relations and joint labor management programs. Art has been an auto expert for the European Foundation for Better Living and Working Conditions (EuroFound), International Labor Organization (ILO), General Motors Europe and IG Metall. Prior to joining Cornell University ILR School, Wheaton was project manager for the Labor Aerospace Research Agenda at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a faculty member of Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations. He earned his B.S. in social science pre-law and Masters of Labor Relations/Human Resources at Michigan State University.
Click here to listen to the audio interview.