Buick offers dealer buyouts in advance of EV remake for GM brand

Green Car Reports

Buick dealers uninterested in remaining with the brand for its EV remake, the head of Buick said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Friday. dealers will be given the opportunity to take a buyout, Global Buick boss Duncan Aldred said in the interview.

Ford wants dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices

Teslarati

Ford Motor Company has a tough challenge for its dealers selling electric vehicles. The automaker wants its dealers to match Tesla’s lower selling prices, according to a report from Reuters. The dealer model used to be the only one in town.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 price hiked $1,500—before the $10,000 dealer markups

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The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets a roughly $1,500 price hike for its sophomore model year, but that could prove insignificant next to loss of eligibility for the federal EV tax credit and persistent dealer markups.

Chevrolet begins shipping 2022 Bolt EUV and EV to dealers

Green Car Congress

Chevrolet has begun shipping the new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and redesigned 2022 Bolt EV to dealers and expects them to arrive on dealer lots soon.

BYD partners with local dealer to tap Jordan market

CN EV Post

The post BYD partners with local dealer to tap Jordan market appeared first on CnEVPost. BYD has entered into a partnership with Jordanian car dealership group Bustami & Saheb Trading Company in order to offer NEVs to local consumers.

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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 will offer U.S. Buick franchise dealers buyouts

Teslarati

General Motors said that it will offer all of its Buick franchise dealers in the U.S. Global Vice President of Buick and GMC, Duncan Aldred, told WSJ that shifting to EVs will require significant investments by Buick dealers. dealers.

Report: Chevy not planning dealer buyouts over EVs as GM offered for Buick, Cadillac

Green Car Reports

Chevrolet won't follow sibling General Motors brands Buick and Cadillac in offering buyouts to dealerships that don't want to sell electric vehicles, a GM executive said in a recent interview with The Verge.

Chevrolet Won't Offer Buyouts To Dealers Refusing Switch To EVs

InsideEVs

Buick and Cadillac dealers that take buyouts could end up exclusively selling Chevrolet vehicles, Chevy's global VP Scott Bell says

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.

Ford CEO wants to compete with Tesla, will meet with dealers to lower EV prices

Electrek

According to a new report, Ford’s CEO Jim Farley will meet with dealers next week in a bid to lower the price of its electric vehicles to compete with Tesla. The post Ford CEO wants to compete with Tesla, will meet with dealers to lower EV prices appeared first on Electrek.

Volkswagen of America to invest $20M in 50-state EV dealer readiness program

Green Car Congress

As a direct result of the program—which will continue through June 2022—Volkswagen dealers have added 23,490 kW of charging capacity, trained more than 1,260 EV service technicians, and implemented dedicated EV Specialists to create e-mobility centric consumer experiences across the country. Volkswagen of America, Inc.,

A dealer trainer tried to buy a car; he now calls car dealers 'clueless'

Green Car Reports

In an ongoing battle with Tesla Motors, state auto dealer associations have continually touted the superiority of the traditional franchised dealer model. While surveys have shown that many car buyers are frustrated with the process, dealers claim Tesla's direct sales model does not benefit customers. But the experience of one dealer trainer. dealers dealerships Car Sales Bad dealers

Is This Really Happening – OEMs Bypassing Dealers?

EV Club of CT

Volvo Is First Manufacturer to Bypass Dealers for EV Sales When we blogged about the EV Freedom Bill, SB 127, a short while back, one of the facts that we unearthed was that in Germany, Read more. Advocacy Blog Legislation News EV Club of CT Volvo bypassing dealers Volvo going all-electric by 2030

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. Image: Steffani Reynolds (Getty Images) Ford has some of the hottest cars on the market right now, from sought-after EVs like the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E to stuff everyone.

Ford Gives Dealers Six Weeks To Decide If They Want To Continue Selling EVs

InsideEVs

Dealers are either all in on electrification or they're going to be left out

Ford warns dealers taking advantage of F150 Lightning reservation holders

Electrek

more… The post Ford warns dealers taking advantage of F150 Lightning reservation holders appeared first on Electrek. Ford issued a warning to dealerships that are taking advantage of F150 Lightning reservation holders and asking for more money.

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.

Will Auto-Dealer Protection Laws Stifle Electric Car Adoption?

InsideEVs

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

GM Warns Dealers About Penalties For Taking Advantage Of Demand

InsideEVs

GM could initiate policies that affect vehicle warranty transfers and dealer vehicle allocations

BYD partners with local dealer to tap Dutch NEV market

CN EV Post

The post BYD partners with local dealer to tap Dutch NEV market appeared first on CnEVPost. Louwman will open offline stores in several Dutch cities to provide a full range of sales and after-sales services for BYD's NEVs.

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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. General Motors will offer buyouts to U.S.

Ford dealer doubles the price of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck

Electrek

Ford has started to deliver the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, but some dealers are taking advantage of the demand. The post Ford dealer doubles the price of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck appeared first on Electrek.

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

Green Car Reports

A major challenge for electric-car advocates is finding enthusiastic dealers who are willing to put in the effort to explain and promote them. Given the need to educate different staff on a new type of vehicle, explain the associated incentives, and respond to numerous customer questions, electric cars require dealers to invest more time than. sales dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships Massachusetts

Ford sets new requirements for dealers to sell EVs, including mandatory fast chargers and non-negotiable pricing

Electrek

Ford dealers have been alerted that they have until October 31 to decide whether they will invest their own money into one of two “certified” EV tiers to partake in Ford’s Model e business. Only those dealers who buy in will be authorized to sell EVs from January 1, 2024, onward.

After losing dealers over its electric move, Cadillac is now gaining new ones

Electrek

Cadillac has lost around one-fifth of its dealers after it announced that it is going all-electric , but now it is actually gaining new dealers interested in the transition.

Ford dealers are taking advantage of strong demand for F-150 Lightning, marking it up by $30,000

Electrek

Many Ford dealers are taking advantage of the strong demand for F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck and marking it up by as much as $30,000. more… The post Ford dealers are taking advantage of strong demand for F-150 Lightning, marking it up by $30,000 appeared first on Electrek.

Lincoln Will Not Offer Buyouts To Dealers Nor Adopt Ford's Strategy

InsideEVs

Lincoln president Joy Falotico said it will be completely up to dealers "if they want to proceed with the Lincoln brand

Chevy Blazer EV gets revealed July 18, hits dealers early 2023

Electrek

Chevrolet announced the reveal of the 2024 Blazer EV today and noted that the SS, or “Super Sport,” version would be in dealers’ hands in the spring of 2023 for model year 2024…. The post Chevy Blazer EV gets revealed July 18, hits dealers early 2023 appeared first on Electrek.

GM launches Dealer Community Charging Program; > 40,000 charging stations and new smart EV supply equipment

Green Car Congress

GM and its dealers will work together to expand access to charging in local communities including in underserved, rural and urban areas where EV charging access is often limited.

VW's Scout EV brand a surprise to dealers: Will it try to bypass them for Tesla-like sales model?

Green Car Reports

The Volkswagen Group kept dealers out of the loop ahead of the recent announcement of its Scout EV brand, Automotive News reported Monday. VW announced the Scout brand May 11, confirming plans for a North American-market electric pickup truck and SUV under a separate brand structure.

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.

UPDATE: Canada Dealer Not Honoring Ford F-150 Lightning Pre-Order Prices

InsideEVs

A couple ordered the electric truck before the price went up, but their dealer promised more 2022 models than it was allocated

Chevy Bolt EV allocations: dealer in California gets electric-car update

Green Car Reports

As its new electric car gets closer to public sale, General Motors has apparently made its first allocations of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to Chevy dealers. Rick Alpern, the general manager of Keyes Chevrolet in Van Nuys, California, wrote that the dealer had. dealers Chevy plug-in cars dealerships Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The news comes via a posting on the GM-Volt forum from a southern California dealership.

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

Green Car Reports

If, that is, Toyota's own dealers prove willing to sell it—or even find out that it exists. sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealershipsThe Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S. market. After three separate complaints by readers in different areas of the U.S.

Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is still flying off dealer lots—faster than Mach-E

Green Car Reports

An important metric for car sales is the average time a given model spends on dealer lots. The Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is doing quite well in that area. The RAV4 Prime was the quickest-selling new car in March, second only to the Chevrolet Corvette, according to iSeeCars analysis.

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

Ford dealers are defying company orders with insane F-150 Lightning markups

Teslarati

Ford has made it clear over the past months that dealers should not overcharge for popular electric vehicles like the F-150 Lightning. Another dealer, this time located in Napa, CA , had a 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum listed for almost $134,000.

Judge sides with Tesla, slams dealer association in Missouri

Green Car Reports

On Tuesday, Tesla scored a decisive victory when the Missouri Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's ruling that would have left Tesla without a state dealer license. Politics dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Missouri Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state lawsSince Tesla began selling electric cars directly to customers throughout the U.S., the electric-vehicle maker has had to play franchise-law whack-a-mole in multiple state courts.

Car Dealer 101: electric cars that aren't charged won't sell

Green Car Reports

Electric-car owners and advocates have a tenuous relationship with the franchised independent car dealers who are the only legal way to buy a new vehicle in the U.S. Batteries sales dealers plug-in cars charging dealershipsTesla excepted, if you want to buy a new car, you have to go to a dealership over which the carmaker has only limited control. Horror stories abound. DON'T MISS: How can automakers.

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

Baua Electric

The post California dealer agrees to $2.5 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits pre-recorded or automatic telephone dialing systems from contacting consumers without prior written consent. Dealerships have claimed the voicemails do not fall under the act, Read more.

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.