Chevrolet begins shipping 2022 Bolt EUV and EV to dealers

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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.

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

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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.,

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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.

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.

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 warns dealers of $25k fine if F-150 Lightning demo units are sold early

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This was hinted at in a recent memo sent to dealers about the company’s Ford Courtesy Transportation Program (FCTP), which provides demo units to dealerships. This program will permit dealers to receive one unit of F-150 Lightning allocation ahead of customer order fulfillments.

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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 Dealers Surprised By VW’s Scout EV Brand Plans, Demand Answers

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Dealers suspect the automaker might be looking to adopt Tesla's direct-sales model for Scout EVs or set up new franchises

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GM Threatens To Cut New EV Allocation For Dealers Applying Markups

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Automaker says it will take action against dealers that apply markups and use brokers who promote new GM vehicle allocation

Watch The First Ford F-150 Lightning Pickups Get Shipped To Dealers

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Ford started shipping 2022 F-150 Lightning electric trucks to US dealers from the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on May 16

Cadillac Shows Dealers XT4-Sized Electric SUV, Assures Them Of ICEs

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Executives reportedly told dealers that the brand would sell the EV and the XT4 simultaneously for now

This Boston dealer is excited about the electric-car future

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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

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Ford to begin shipping F-150 Lightning units to dealers in coming days following ‘Ok-To’Buy’ status

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Ford will begin shipping units of the new, all-electric F-150 Lightning to dealers in the coming days after the pickup received an “Ok-To-Buy” status on all trims.

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GM launches Green Dealer Recognition program

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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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Ford Dealer Memo: $25K Fine For Selling F-150 Lightning Demos Early

InsideEVs

Ford is aware it must do everything it can to make sure its dealers are helping with EV sales, not hurting

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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.

Nissan May Reduce Dealer Margin On Ariya Electric SUV To Offset Costs

InsideEVs

The traditional dealership model may cause contention between automakers and dealers

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

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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.

Plug In America honors outstanding EV dealers

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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.

Tesla becomes the target of Chevrolet National Dealer Council chairman’s EV goals

Teslarati

Keith McCluskey, the Chevrolet National Dealer Council chairman, has his sights aimed high as the veteran automaker increases its efforts to break into the growing electric vehicle sector.

Ford tells dealers not to sell F-150 Lightning demo vehicles too quickly or they will face fines

Electrek

Ford is letting its dealers know that they shouldn’t rush in to sell their F-150 Lightning demo units – even though the demand is high – or they will face some repercussions.

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

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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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Report: Ford business split will mean non-negotiable EV prices, less dealer inventory

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Ford's recently-announced business split into EV and non-EV units could lead to changes in the dealership experience, according to Automotive News. The Blue Oval earlier this week announced plans to split its passenger-vehicle business into two distinct units.

Ford F-150 Lightning dealer demo units begin to flood lots outside of Dearborn

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Ford has already warned dealers of a hefty fine that will come their way if the demo units are sold to customers, so these will more than likely not end up in the hands of the public.

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

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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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Chevy Dealers Gearing Up To Beat Tesla With Electric Trucks & SUVs

InsideEVs

The chairman of the Chevrolet National Dealer Council backs GM's plan to meet demand and surpass Tesla on EVs

Ford CEO says company will reduce allocations to dealers charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Electrek

Ford CEO Jim Farley says that the company is addressing the situation where dealers are charging ‘unreasonable’ markups on the F-150 Lightning electric pickup and other vehicles.

Ford CEO Jim Farley shares insights on “unreasonable” EV dealer markups

Teslarati

Ford held its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings call last week, where CEO Jim Farley addressed, among other things, the price markups dealers were placing on electric vehicles. . Johnson estimated that Ford was leaving about $1,850 of profit in dealers’ hand for about $3.6

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

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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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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.

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

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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

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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.

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

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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.

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Dealers start to worry about ebbing repair income from electric cars

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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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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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