National Auto Dealer Assoc. says it’s all in on EVs. Will dealers step in line?

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Will Auto-Dealer Protection Laws Stifle Electric Car Adoption?

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Some auto dealers are already proving they're going to make EV adoption a challenge for automakers

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U.S. looks to swap former auto supplier executive, WNBA star Griner for Russian arms dealer

Baua Electric

looks to swap former auto supplier executive, WNBA star Griner for Russian arms dealer appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. The U.S.

FTC’s proposed rules on car dealer ads, F&I would hurt customers, independent dealers say

Baua Electric

The post FTC’s proposed rules on car dealer ads, F&I would hurt customers, independent dealers say appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. As NIADA referenced, the FTC estimated the combined expense to car dealerships could reach $1.4 billion over a decade.

GM bars dealers from reporting sales before delivery

Baua Electric

The automaker expects the vehicles to be delivered to dealers by the end of. The post GM bars dealers from reporting sales before delivery appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. GM on Friday said it would hold about 95,000 vehicles awaiting parts until they are completed.

OBA L5 e-auto

Electric Vehicles India

OBA L5 e-auto. is ready for its great launch of an electric auto Model L5 in the Indian market. The OBA aims to bring down the pollution levels in the country and moreover this e-auto offers low maintenance. OBA L5 e-auto.

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Nissan-Subaru dealer fosters inside talent with training

Baua Electric

The post Nissan-Subaru dealer fosters inside talent with training appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. The total program can be completed in less than four years and consists of seven levels.

Ford Will Punish Dealers That Broker or Resell Hot Models

Baua Electric

The post Ford Will Punish Dealers That Broker or Resell Hot Models appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Why the FTC is issuing car dealer rules now

Baua Electric

The post Why the FTC is issuing car dealer rules now appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 

Electric Vehicles India

Los Angeles Auto Show 2021 debuts electric vehicles from Nov 19-28 . Los Angeles Auto Show is back again after the pandemic break, it’s one of the major automotive events that is happening physically. Los Angeles Auto Show.

GM willing to buy out US Buick dealers

Baua Electric

Buick dealers who don’t want to make investments related to the brand’s all-electric transition, the head of Buick said in an interview with. The post GM willing to buy out US Buick dealers appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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VA auto dealers sue Tesla, DMV over hearing to 'hide' proposed store

Green Car Reports

The state-by-state battles between electric-car maker Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state auto-dealer interests often take unusual twists and turns. In the Old Dominion state, the auto-dealers' trade group. Green Dealership Politics Tesla Motors Virginia dealers state lawsBut the situation in the state of Virginia may be among the odder episodes in Tesla's eight years of selling cars online directly to buyers.

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Tesla To Testify At FTC Hearing On Auto-Dealer Franchise Laws

Green Car Reports

For the past few years, Tesla Motors has fought battles with franchised car dealers over its direct-sales model on a state-by-state basis. Feeling threatened by Tesla's company-owned stores, state auto dealer associations have campaigned against the carmaker, in some cases pursuing legislation to outlaw direct sales. dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships federal government

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Plug In America training auto dealers in Eastern Washington

Plug in America

Plug In America has partnered with Avista, an electric utility based in Spokane, to bring our innovative PlugStar consumer and dealer engagement program to Eastern Washington. The PlugStar Program is nationally recognized for educating consumers and dealers about electric vehicles (EVs), making it easy to shift to an EV. To find PlugStar-certified dealers in these areas, visit PlugStar.com.

What every auto repair shop should know

Electric Auto Association

Embracing the EV maintenance future By Matt Lamontagne: Member, Electric Auto Association. When my father Leo opened his auto repair business in 1975, servicing cars was quite different than it is today. We also upgrade EVs in ways the dealer is not willing, or able, to do.

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California dealer agrees to $2.5 million settlement of ringless voicemail lawsuit

Baua Electric

The post California dealer agrees to $2.5 million settlement of ringless voicemail lawsuit appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

Dealers save $500 for car buyers, lobby group claims; 'false,' says Politifact

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors' direct-sales model for electric cars has rankled franchised auto dealers. Dealer associations have attempted to block Tesla direct sales in multiple states, and have undertaken public-relations campaigns extolling the virtues of the franchise model. One of the latest claims made by franchised dealers is that the traditional model. dealers New car sales dealerships Texas

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What the FTC’s proposals on car dealer ads, F&I mean

Baua Electric

The post What the FTC’s proposals on car dealer ads, F&I mean appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News. FTC commissioners voted 4-1 on Wednesday, June 27, to go beyond federal advertising law and the federal prohibition on unfair and deceptive dealership practices.

Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry

The Truth About Cars

The post Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry appeared first on The Truth About Cars. The State of Colorado will be the next territory in the United States to join California in embracing electric vehicles.

Dealer-Funded Study Paints Misleading Picture of Direct Sales

EV Club of CT

A new report by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis—which acknowledges in its opening sentence that it was commissioned by the Connecticut Auto Dealers Association (CARA)—paints a gloomy picture for the state’s economy if legislation.

Auto Dealers' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. Tesla, you may remember, is selling its electric cars online, not through franchised, independently owned dealers, and delivering them directly to buyers from the factory.

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Plug In America partnering with National Automobile Drivers Association to train dealers nationwide

Plug in America

On March 11, at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Las Vegas, Plug In America announced that it is partnering with NADA and the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to educate franchised auto dealerships nationwide on electric vehicles.

US auto dealers sue Mahindra & Mahindra over diesel pickup and SUVs

Green Car Congress

A group of US automobile dealers filed a lawsuit (Case 1:12-cv-01935-TWT) on 4 June with the United States District Court, Northern District Of Georgia, Atlanta Division accusing the Indian truck manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd. The lawsuit alleges that Mahindra duped US auto dealers with promises of diesel light trucks and SUVS ( earlier post ) and then walked away with more than $60 million in cash and trade secrets.

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Event: 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Clean Fleet Report

Two themes emerged from the 2022 Chicago Auto Show: special edition vehicles and those powered by some sort of electricity. The 2022 Chicago Auto Show runs through February 21 at McCormick Place. Here are some of first looks I had at the auto show—in alphabetical order.

Wallbox’s Pulsar Plus home EV chargers now available for purchase at NAPA Auto Parts

Green Car Congress

Wallbox, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions worldwide, announced a strategic partnership with NAPA Auto Parts, a premier retail auto parts reseller in the US.

Tesla Owners Take Protest To Michigan; Dealer-Backed State Ban Targeted

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors' direct sales business model has met considerable opposition from auto-dealer associations in several states. Yet while Tesla has its detractors, often found among lobbyists for auto dealers, it also. Green Michigan Politics Tesla Motors dealers plug-in cars sales state lawsLobbying efforts have ensured that there are some states where it's illegal for the company to sell you a Tesla Model S electric car.

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Plug In America honors outstanding EV dealers

Plug in America

Plug In America’s PlugStar EV consumer and dealer engagement program, in partnership with SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District), recently celebrated some of the program’s outstanding dealers in recognition of their commitment to EV sales.

Small-town Indiana Chevy dealer is big on electric cars

Green Car Reports

It's often said that franchised auto dealers are one of the bigger impediments to sales of plug-in electric cars. dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in cars IndianaVehicles with plugs require more explanation, the financial calculations are often more complicated, and home and public charging stations add a further layer of complication. Commissioned salespeople whose pay rises as they sell more.

New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING

Green Car Reports

Well, this is a new tactic we haven''t seen before in the fight between franchised auto dealers and Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley electric-car startup. A pair of bills in the New York State Legislature, backed by New York state auto dealers, would make it illegal to license or renew licenses for Tesla stores within the state.

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Audi tells its dealers to get with the (electric-car) program

Green Car Reports

As many electric-car buyers will tell you, franchised auto dealers can pose a large and tedious impediment to actually buying the plug-in car you want. dealers e-Tron Audi e-tron plug-in cars dealershipsFrom salespeople with no knowledge of the cars to test vehicles that haven't been recharged and have little battery range left, the hurdles are numerous and frustrating. Now Audi has told its.

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Auto Dealers Try Charm: Why Tesla Direct Sales Hurt Buyers, They Say (Video)

Green Car Reports

The battle between Tesla Motors, which sells its electric cars directly to buyers over the Internet, and the nation''s auto dealers--who want to make that practice illegal--is now in its fifth year. And for the very first time, the dealers'' national trade organization has embarked on a charm offensive to make its case directly to the public.

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Not All Car Dealers Hate Tesla's Online Sales; Large Chains Back It, Bank Says

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors' business model of selling cars directly to customers without franchised dealers has earned it the ire of many a car-sales mogul. Viewing Tesla's online sales as a threat to their franchise model, quite a few state auto-dealer associations have undertaken campaigns against the carmaker. sales dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships

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MA Auto Dealers' Suit Against Tesla Dismissed By Judge

Green Car Reports

Permission was granted for the store to sell vehicles back in December, and now a judge's dismissal of a dealers' lawsuit against the company has stepped a further direction in Tesla's favor. After opening a store in Natick Mall, Massachusetts, Tesla Motors has been embroiled in a battle to let it sell cars from the store.

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2016 Chevy Volt Wish List, BYD Electric Bus, Auto Dealers Try Charm: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: What owners want from the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt, a ride in an ell-electric BYD K9 electric bus, and auto dealers try charm in their battle against Tesla Motors'' direct-sales model. All this and more on Green Car Reports. General Motors offers a free fix for a battery-coolant issue in certain 2012 and 2013

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Ohio Dealers Renew Assault Against Tesla Motors Sales

Green Car Reports

The legislative battle that pits Ohio car dealers against Tesla Motors and its company-owned stores continues. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the car dealers are once again pushing legislation that would keep Tesla from selling cars in the Buckeye State. MORE: Auto Dealers'' Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In Senate Bill 260

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Auto Industry's MPG Report Card, Dealer Dilemma, GM Mid-Size Pickups: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: The auto industry is making good progress in meeting gas-mileage goals, why dealers are a bottleneck for electric-car sales, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks are on their way to showrooms.

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Auto Dealer Groups Escalate Battle Against Tesla Stores

Green Car Reports

If we had to pick one word to describe Tesla Motors, "audacious" would be at the top of the list. Not only did founder Elon Musk decide to build a car company, which in itself is pretty gutsy. He chose to create a car company that builds nothing but electric cars -- pricey, high-end electric cars that hold their own against some of the best luxury

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California Car Dealers Slam Tesla For Website Pricing Tricks

Green Car Reports

State and national auto-dealer groups have been battling Tesla Motors for four years now. The dealers want to stop Tesla from selling its electric cars directly to buyers, and are working to change state laws so Tesla will have to conduct all sales through independently-owned third parties--which is to say, car dealers.

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Tesla Testifies In Texas, Takes On State's Auto Dealers Over Stores

Green Car Reports

Texas is tough, and Texas car dealers are no exception. But electric-car startup Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], in the person of its CEO Elon Musk, testified yesterday at a hearing in the Texas legislature on a bill that would allow it to sell its cars directly to Texas buyers. That''s presently illegal in Texas, where legislation long backed by state

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Bajaj Auto announces new EV manufacturing unit in India 

Electric Vehicles India

Bajaj Auto announces new EV manufacturing unit in India . Bajaj Auto India’s leading automaker has announced that it has started its work at the new electric vehicle manufacturing unit at Pune’s Akurdi. Read further to know more about Bajaj Auto EV manufacturing unit. .

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Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama's Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Green Car Reports

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to 2025. The National Auto Dealers Association made the rounds to pitch a proposal that would amend spending legislation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2012

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Lucid Motors, Rivian sued by Illinois car dealers for direct sales

Teslarati

Lucid Motors and Rivian were sued by the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, and some individual franchised auto dealerships in the state for selling vehicles directly to consumers.

Triton EV partners Talwar Auto Garages for South India distributor of e-trucks

Electric Vehicles India

Triton EV partners Talwar Auto Garages for South India distributor of e-trucks. A US-based Triton Electric Vehicle LLC has signed an MoU with a Hyderabad-based Talwar Auto Garages as the South India distributor for its e-trucks.

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