Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images) You’ve probably bought a car from a dealership before, or maybe you’re lucky not to. The pre-pandemic process consisted of something like 90% awkward small talk with a salesperson and then 10% signing a bunch of forms with someone in finance who actually seemed toRead More →

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The automotive industry faces unique challenges. A shortage of microchips is slowing new car production and fueling used car sales. Today, Commonwealth dealerships are struggling with high demand and low supply. “We were criticized,” describes Shannon Jones. Jones works for Don Franklin Auto Mall on RichmondRead More →

South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union is calling for an indefinite strike after wage talks with employers’ organizations failed. South Africa’s largest metalworkers’ union has launched an indefinite strike, demanding wage increases and threatening to block the supply of spare parts to make new cars and accessories, industry and union officialsRead More →

Imagine driving down the autobahn in Germany when your on-board diagnostics system notices your oil level is low or your tail light is off, and wasting no time, it automatically schedules an appointment with your favorite shop for the repair. It may sound fictitious, but it’s at the heart ofRead More →

Originally published on Transport & Environment. (Also exists in German, Spanish, Polish, French, and Italian.) The European auto industry is using aggressive lobbying and making unsubstantiated allegations in an attempt to derail EU plans to cut pollution from road transport, campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) revealed in a statementRead More →

A global supply crisis threatens to derail Germany’s economic recovery, with the country’s auto industry suffering the biggest drop. Companies from BMW, Siemens AG and Volkswagen are all reporting a lack of supplies of materials, from the most basic wooden pallets to memory chips. Thomas Nuernberger, managing director of salesRead More →

Electric vehicles have encountered a serious obstacle on the way to widespread public use. Dominating recent self-driving vehicle news, US authorities have launched a formal investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system, rival Chinese manufacturer Nio suffered the fatal crash of one of its self-driving cars, and General Motors has extended itsRead More →

CARY, North Carolina – At least seven companies that operate in the used vehicle industry were included among the Inc. 5000; the prestigious annual ranking of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Two of the highlighted companies provide vehicle transportation services, as the list included ACERTUS and MontwayRead More →

Raids on aftermarket auto parts sellers by the Environmental Protection Agency for evidence of emissions violations are hurting the classic auto industry, says Sen. Jim Lankford. Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma and member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told the Washington Examiner he recently looked at bipartisan legislationRead More →

the Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) revealed sales figures for the local automotive industry. In the outgoing fiscal year 2021 (FY21), the local auto industry grew by 62% on an annual basis (YoY) to 181,397 units from 111,965 units the previous year. The reason for the outstanding performance of theRead More →

As we prepare this third installment of “The State of the Used Car Industry” at the end of June, it seems that life – societal, economic, automotive and otherwise – is slowing down the return to normal (fingers crossed; knock on wood). And as the used car industry emerges fromRead More →

There are some surprisingly decent April Fool’s Day gags from the auto industry this year and one that backfired spectacularly Yes, it’s that time of year again, when we collectively groan at various attempts at big business hilarity. As always, plenty of auto companies are on board, but for onceRead More →

New vehicle sales in South Africa recorded their best post-lockdown performance in November, giving positive signs of a slow rehabilitation of the country’s auto industry, notes lender WesBank. In an overall market – down 30.6% year-to-date – November’s sales performance of 39,315 units shows signs of picking up consumer demandRead More →

Railway news Federal legislation and regulations 08/25/2020 Railway News: Federal Laws and Regulations the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) approved the Freight RAILCAR Act, a bill introduced in Congress last week that would help generate private investment in the manufacture of freight cars. The “Freight Rail Assistance and Investment to LaunchRead More →

You’ve probably seen the TV commercials of those huge vending machines that contain automobiles instead of snacks and drinks. These belong to carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a new breed of used-car retailer that wants to “change the way people buy cars.” The whole process is extremely simple and stress-free. Customers canRead More →