ON A technicality, new laws coming into force in Australia on July 1 could delay the implementation of so-called “locked-down” Electronic Control Units (ECUs), but changes to US regulations will be difficult to circumvent and will likely have repercussions effect. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been pushingRead More →

BOSCH announced this week that it had acquired Melbourne-based MoTeC (Motorsports Technology) for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition agreements were signed by Bosch and the MoTeC Group this month and are currently subject to merger control approval. Bosch says that in terms of organisation, MoTeC – headquartered in Croydon, VictoriaRead More →

Breadcrumb Links Transportation New Cars Policaro says the key to his company’s success is simple: respect everyone Francesco Policaro, General Manager of the Policaro Group. Photo by courtesy Policaro Group Content of the article While most teenagers were chasing a soccer ball or their first kiss, Francesco Policaro started chasingRead More →

Sales of electric vehicles in Australia have almost tripled. According to Vivien Griffin, coordinator of Noosa EV Expo, it seems increasingly that the tipping point for electric car sales has been reached in Australia. “Between 2020 and 2021, electric vehicle sales in Australia nearly tripled from 6,900 to 20,665, andRead More →

ReportLinker ResearchInChina has released the “Global and Chinese Flying Car Industry Research Report 2022”. A flying car is a three-dimensional vehicle. Generally speaking, it is a low-altitude intelligent autonomous transport tool carrying goods or people, namely the electric vertical take-off. and landing (eVTOL). New York, June 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)Read More →

UNITED STATES – Byrider Franchise offers different types of support services to help their franchisees start and manage their dealerships in the country. Franchisees can expect support in the form of training, access to an established proprietary sales CRM, branding and marketing, invitations to helpful meetings and conventions, and low-trafficRead More →

Used car dealership group Motorpoint has more than doubled its year-on-year profits, bringing them back to levels not seen before the pandemic. The independent car retailer’s pre-tax profit reached £21.5million in the financial year to March 31, 2022, from £9.7million the previous year when trading was hit by the lockdownsRead More →

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:11 PM An electric vehicle being charged Automotive groups have criticized the government’s decision to remove subsidies for newly purchased electric vehicles (EVs), fearing it will deter buyers from entering the market. In a shocking blow to the car industry, the Department for Transport (DfT) hasRead More →

Growing your dealership’s audience is no easy task in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. In addition to the traditional competition between established brands in dense metropolitan areas, the new competition is hotter than ever. Established stores have to battle not just with other brands, but also with direct-to-consumer companies like Tesla andRead More →

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal” – Pablo Picasso. In 1896, Ford manufactured its first car and its most lucrative flight. While the manufacture of the quadricycle was a major feat, it came 11 years after two Germans – Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz – developed the first gasoline-powered automobile.Read More →

German car sales took another hit in May, official figures showed on Wednesday, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and tight supply chains added to the industry’s woes. New registrations in Europe’s biggest economy fell 10.2% year-on-year to just over 207,000 cars, the Federal Transport Authority (KBA) said in a statement.Read More →

The South African new vehicle industry continued to show resilience in May in the face of increasingly difficult market conditions. With fuel prices rising overnight to record highs, a substantial 0.5% increase in prime interest rates during the month and the latest wave of flooding in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), NewRead More →

South Africa is such a strange place. Five partial municipal elections were held on Wednesday, two of which were made necessary because the former public representative was violently killed. There is mass unemployment, load shedding, flooding and the usual setbacks that we talk about every day. And during this lastRead More →

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 1, 2022 – Hyundai Motor America reported May retail sales of 59,432 units, down 30% from May 2021. May was a record month for Santa Cruz retail sales. Hyundai had no fleet sales in May 2022. “There continues to be tremendous consumer demand for Hyundai vehicles,Read More →

Car dealerships play an important role in the car purchase (Where sale), so it is crucial that you choose a trusted car dealership to avoid scams and other mishaps. The reality of scams and shady deals is unfortunately very real, with scammers often using trustmarks to lure their victims. HowRead More →

CLARION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police say a Strattanville man faces charges for intentionally crashing into a service garage door at a local dealership in March. According to court documents, 46 Michael S. Donahueof Strattanville, faces the following charges: – Burglary – Not suitable for overnight accommodation, no oneRead More →

POWER tech giant Cummins has unveiled a 15-litre hydrogen engine that could pave the way for emission-free heavy-duty transport. Launched at the Advanced Clean Transport Expo in California, the new powertrain called X15H is an internal combustion engine that will run much like a diesel engine but with clean hydrogenRead More →

ANCAP has given the Kia EV6, Mercedes-Benz C-Class (sedan) and Volkswagen Multivan PHEV (on sale in New Zealand) a five-star maximum safety rating. All three models have been tested against the more stringent ANCAP 2020-2022 testing requirements. The recently launched battery-electric EV6 scored well in all key elements of theRead More →

BMW and Mini could switch to a direct sales agency model in Europe, but the local subsidiary of the Bavarian group says it has no plans – for the time being – to follow this example. BMW Group Sales and Marketing Director Pieter Nota recently told Automotive News Europe (ANE)Read More →

Today, customers line up to buy vehicles and salespeople mostly take orders. We don’t know when the supply chain issues will be resolved. We know stocks will eventually come back slowly. Will your sales teams be ready for a more competitive market? Will they have the tools to be productiveRead More →

GENERAL Motors CEO Mary Barra told Automotive News Europe that the company can re-enter the European market as a company focused on electric vehicles and that it has no seller’s remorse for divesting Opel and Vauxhall in 2017 to what was then the PSA group. It remains unclear whether theRead More →

THE shortage of microprocessors continues to wreak havoc on global vehicle production, with European and North American production facilities recording particularly large losses in the latter part of May. According to a report in Automotive News, North American factories pulled about 87,500 vehicles from their production schedules, with European assemblyRead More →

LESS than 48 hours after the announcement of the federal election results, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) called on the Albanian government to adopt the industry’s own voluntary emissions reduction program for Australia’s light-duty vehicle fleet. According to FCAI CEO Tony Weber, the time has come for theRead More →

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield-based auto dealership company was among three companies that recently reached a settlement with the state over alleged consumer protection violations, authorities said Friday. Acting Attorney Matthew Platkin and the Consumer Division said separate settlements totaling nearly $400,000 have been reached with three car dealerships, includingRead More →