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.

VW ID.4 AWD Pro to reach dealers in Q4 with starting MSRP of $43,675

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AWD electric SUV, bound for dealers in the US in the fourth quarter. Volkswagen revealed the new ID.4 With two electric motors, max 295 horsepower and an estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds for the AWD Pro model, the ID.4

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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

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

Volvo Trucks Announces First East Coast Volvo EV Certified Dealer, Milea Truck Sales and Leasing

EV Obssesion

Milea Truck Sales and Leasing, serving New York City and the tri-state area, is the second Volvo Trucks North America dealership and the first on the East Coast to become a Volvo EV Certified Dealer.

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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.

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.

GM launches Green Dealer Recognition program

Green Car Congress

GM has launched a “Green Dealer Recognition” program for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealerships across the US. Participating dealers have proven track records in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, on-site nature habitats and community outreach. To date, 180 dealers have requested access to complete the performance assessment.

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Update to CHEAPR Stats By Dealer

EV Club of CT

Some Stellar Performers; Many Also-Rans We obtained an updated dataset of CHEAPR rebates by individual dealerships from the program’s inception through the end of 2020. It is all pasted below, but a couple of observations. Read more.

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

As GM and Ford launch more EVs, dealers decide: Costly upgrades or obsolescence?

Green Car Reports

Both General Motors and Ford face something that could be a help or a hindrance as they shift to electric vehicles: their massive dealer networks.

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Rivian and Lucid Motors sued by Illinois automotive dealers

Electrek

” more… The post Rivian and Lucid Motors sued by Illinois automotive dealers appeared first on Electrek. In a lawsuit filed in Cook County Court, Illinois, Rivian and Lucid Motors are being sued for their direct-to-consumer business model.

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.

Ford Mustang Mach-E moving quickly off dealer lots, sales on pace with early estimates

Green Car Reports

Initial sales results for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV are tracking with early estimates, and are attracting new customers to the Ford brand, the automaker's first-quarter 2021 sales results show. Ford said it moved 6,614 vehicles off U.S. dealership lots in Q1.

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.

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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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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.

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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Hyundai dealers that subscribe to CDK Hailer service to offer Lyft rides for service customers

Green Car Congress

In the next several months, Hyundai dealers in the US that subscribe to CDK Global’s Hailer service can offer Hyundai owners easy access to Lyft rides while their vehicles are being serviced. Previously, service customers could take the dealer-offered shuttle or loaner vehicle, wait for their car to be serviced or find their own transportation to and from the dealership.

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Latest Tesla referral programs draw new CA dealer lobby complaint

Green Car Reports

Tesla has once again ruffled the feathers of the California New Car Dealers Association with a new round of referral programs. The dealer association has now noted. Politics dealers California Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships Incentives and RebatesThe Silicon Valley automaker has used referral programs for years; they usually provide perks for current owners who get friends, coworkers, and colleagues to buy a new Tesla vehicle.

Report: Dealers not sold on GM's all-electric vision for Cadillac can sell out

Green Car Reports

The automaker is offering dealers unsure about the plan up to $500,000 to drop their Cadillac franchises, the industry trade journal reported. Dealerships not sold on General Motors' plan to make Cadillac all-electric can sell out, according to an Automotive News report.

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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.

Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars

Green Car Reports

dealers plug-in cars dealerships service Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The average vehicle on U.S. roads these days is more than 10 years old, despite three successive years of record new-vehicle sales. That's a result not only of the 2008-2010 recession but also vastly more durable and reliable vehicles compared to those of previous decades. All of those vehicles provide a ready stream of service revenue to.

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VA to deny Tesla a store license; dealers say they want to sell Teslas

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors recently had another setback in its fight with Virginia's franchised car dealers over direct sales of its luxury electric cars. Over the past several months, Tesla has battled dealers and their lobbyists in the state over plans to open a second company-owned store. dealers Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state laws Virginia

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'Numerous' Advantages To Laws Mandating Car Dealers, Tesla 'Inconvenient': NADA Chairman

Green Car Reports

Count on the car-dealer lobbyists of America to keep fighting the good fight on behalf of the state franchise laws that protect their members' businesses by making it illegal for you to buy a car directly from a carmaker. Green NADA Politics Tesla Motors dealers dealerships state laws

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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.

FTC Calls Michigan's Tesla Ban 'Protectionism' For Dealers

Green Car Reports

Politics sales dealers Michigan Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars dealerships state lawsTesla Motors has had varied success in its efforts to fight state laws making its direct online-sales model illegal. The electric-car maker lost a round in Michigan last fall, but now a government agency has weighed in on Michigan's revision to its franchise law. Let's just say that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission doesn't think much of.

Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

Green Car Reports

car buying dealers Study plug-in cars dealershipsYet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report showed dealerships still practice the same unhealthy habits uncovered in earlier studies, including a lack of electric-car inventory, little to no marketing, and an apparent.

VW dealers settle too; average payout almost $2 million each

Green Car Reports

franchised dealers over the diesel-emissions scandal has been approved by a federal judge. First announced last August, the settlement calls for VW dealers to compensated for the alleged loss in value of their franchises related to fallout from the scandal. Dealers initially considered launching a. dealers TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalA settlement between Volkswagen and its U.S.

Honda launches new environmental leadership award “Green Dealer” program for Honda and Acura dealers in US

Green Car Congress

has established a “Green Dealer” program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award will be given to dealers who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact, beginning with a minimum 10% reduction in total energy use at their dealerships. Honda introduced the voluntary program to its dealers at national sales meetings held last fall.

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VW dealers' reparations talks with company: no deal so far

Green Car Reports

dealers recently flew to Germany to present concerns over the ongoing diesel scandal directly to the company's top executives. One of the topics discussed was whether dealers should receive reparations for their continuing financial losses, and for the overall damage to the VW brand. dealers TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalRepresentatives of Volkswagen's U.S.

First Eight CA Dealers Announced For 2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

Green Car Reports

With the 2016 Toyota Mirai set to go on sale this October, Toyota has now announced the first eight dealers that will be selling its first production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Green California Dealership dealers hydrogen hydrogen fuel cellFour are in Northern California, four in the southern part of the state. Production of the Mirai will be limited to about 3,000 vehicles for the U.S. through 2017.

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Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors'' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many states as possible, dealers decry direct sales as a threat to healthy competition and a danger to consumers. sales dealers Tesla Motors Dealership Seattle state laws

Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

Green Car Reports

Fast forward to the ongoing state-by-state battles between Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state and national car-dealer interests, who are trying to get franchise laws modified. Green Dealership NADA New car sales Politics Tesla Motors dealers sales state laws Ah, satire. From Jonathan Swift''s "modest proposal" to MAD Magazine in the formative years of many pre-teen boys, it serves as a bracing reminder of the absurdity of life.

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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.

VW dealers use diesel buyback to offer deals even before TDI owners bring in cars

Green Car Reports

But some dealers aren't willing to wait to start enticing customers back into showrooms. dealers TDI VW deals Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI cars received final approval from a federal judge earlier this week. That means VW is now able to send out buyback offers to owners of the 475,000 affected vehicles. DON'T MISS: Final VW diesel settlement.

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You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

Green Car Reports

Green Dealership New car sales dealers plug-in cars sales It''s often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or nothing about electric vehicles, misrepresent their abilities, and aggressively steer shoppers away from them toward gasoline alternatives. Rarely, however, is this kind of.

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Most Car Dealers Are Lousy At Selling Electric Cars: Here's Why

Green Car Reports

But more often that not, the dealers that actually sell the majority of electric cars aren't so interested. Over the past few years, buyers have grumbled about the experience at traditional dealers that sell electric cars. sales dealers The New York Times plug-in cars dealershipsFrom carmakers and politicians to enthusiastic owners, there are many groups pushing for greater electric-car adoption.

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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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Kia prepping Washington and Oregon for Soul EV launch; dealers and charging network w/ fast-chargers

Green Car Congress

Kia Motors America (KMA) is continuing its progressive launch of the Soul EV and adding to the electric vehicle ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest with 20 Soul EV-certified dealers and a charging network. Of the 20 dealers in the region, 12 will be located in Washington and eight in Oregon. As an added value, select Kia dealers will allow Soul EV owners to charge at no cost.

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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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Toyota announces initial 8 California dealers for Mirai fuel cell vehicle

Green Car Congress

Toyota has announced the first 8 California dealers for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which will arrive in the dealerships in October. These initial dealers were selected based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure. All Mirais will be sold and delivered through the authorized Mirai dealer of the customer’s choice.

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High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned

Green Car Reports

sales Canada dealers Chevy Volt Dealership plug-in carsPlug-in electric vehicle pioneers perennially proclaim that the electric driving experience is as pleasant as the dealership experience isn't. Tesla stores excepted, of course.) Recently the organizers of the EV2015VE electric vehicle conference in Canada invited Quebec-based Bourgeois Chevrolet, a two-time award winner for its plug-in car sales.

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