How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market

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On 12 August 1981, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan, IBM unveiled the company's entrant into the nascent personal computer market: the IBM PC. The personal computer vastly expanded the number of people and organizations that used computers.

Nissan announces new strategy for customer ownership experience; leveraging connected car, big data, and personalization

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The company anticipates that, as a result, connected car services and greater choice in accessories and personalization will increasingly drive growth in its aftersales business, anticipated to contribute 25% of aftersales revenue by 2022. Connected car technology will also dramatically streamline Nissan’s global supply chain, bringing just-in-time logistics to increase manufacturing efficiency, from plants to the dealer. The ultimate goal is hyper-personalization.”

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AeroVironment EV dealer program bundles home charger, installation, and warranty with car purchase

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launched a dealer program that provides turnkey residential charging packages to consumers purchasing new electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and allows them to finance the charger in combination with the vehicle at the time of sale. The program, which is the first of its kind, makes dealerships one-stop-shops for EV drivers and expands dealers’ F&I product offerings. Dealers can offer various warranty options that match the financing terms of the vehicle.

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Nissan Leaf Electric-Car Buyers Really ARE Different, Says Dealer

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Not, as you may be unsurprised to learn, the sort of person who doesn't really care what they buy, says one Nissan dealer. So who buys a Nissan Leaf? As Nashville Business Journal reports, Leaf customers are already pretty sure they want a Leaf when they walk onto the lot. It's typically a very educated customer who's doing the Leaf," explains

Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks

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Ask that same person what kind of charging an electric car takes, and you'll probably get a blank stare. Ask a salesperson at a car dealer how he explains the different kind of charging available for that brand's electric. Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel. plug-in cars charging Fast Charging

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

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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.

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Ford launches FORD2GO car sharing program with its German dealer network; Ford poll shows 56% of Europeans would consider car sharing

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Ford of Germany has signed a cooperation agreement with the German Ford dealers association FHD GmbH and DB Rent GmbH —the company behind Flinkster car sharing—for a new car sharing platform. The program calls for participating Ford dealers across Germany to offer cars and sharing services to customers in their town, allowing easy access to shared cars and offering the chance for potential customers to experience Ford vehicles.

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What is the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) Scheme?

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Together with the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and other partners, the National Franchised Dealers Association developed the EVA scheme to tackle poor advice and uncertainty in electric car ownership. Many car dealers lack the expertise to front an EV and make a successful sale.

Continental introduces new 48V eBike system

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Continental is currently building a global network for complete after sales support and servicing to ensure that dealers, retailers and end users get all the support they need. 48V Personal TransitLeveraging its knowledge and advancements in 48V automotive technology, Continental is now introducing two 48V drive units to the electric bike market.

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EGEB: This New Jersey community solar farm gives landfill a new purpose


Albuquerque, New Mexico, launches an Electrified Dealer Program to help car dealers sell EVs. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

Zero Motorcycles, Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle score highest in new Pike Research assessment of electric motorcycle and scooter manufacturers

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Pike expects their entrance into the e-scooter and e-motorcycle market to shake up the market thanks to their deep marketing budgets, established dealer networks, and broad international reach. With a product lineup well-suited to the less cost-conscious early adopter market, the company has put together a strong management team and continues to build a robust dealer network in the key regions of Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and North America, according to Pike.

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Saturna Green Systems partners with evolve Motorcycles to equip electric bikes with digital dashboard and connected wireless services

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CAN bus connectivity can also provide OEMs and their dealers with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) information for proactive warranty and maintenance programs. Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Personal Transit TelematicsComponents of the Saturna system. Click to enlarge. Under a new partnership, New York-based evolve motorcycles will incorporate Saturna Green Systems’ wireless Communications Platform on its electric scooters and motorcycles. Saturna Green Systems Inc.

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Forecast: Electric Two-Wheelers Poised for Strong Global Growth; 9% CAGR Worldwide

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Many manufacturers are trying to find a combination of independent dealers, mass retailers, and online sales that will effectively deliver the vehicles and after-sales service to customers. Tags: Electric (Battery) Market Background Personal Transit Pike global markets forecast of annual electric two-wheel vehicle sales, excluding Asia-Pacific, through 2016. Click to enlarge.

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EV Life Product Updates – August 2020

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Save on Dealer Pricing and EV Climate Loans. We make it easy for you to get a personalized quote on your incentives and perks—all in seconds. Get a personalized snapshot of what your EV life could look like based on your vehicle and zip code.

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FIRST TIMER: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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As I was driving down the freeway, I passed the Ford dealer in San Juan Capistrano and saw a white Mach-E. I stopped in for a test drive, but this was during COVID which meant a sales person could not be with me in the car. Transition: Iconic Mustang Coupe to the Mustang Mach-E.

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Hyundai Motor Company extends warranties for more than 1M vehicles worldwide

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Hyundai’s current policy allows for electronic signature authorization and digital communication (text messages, email, and social media posts) between the dealer and customer as a form of repair approval. Hyundai dealers are also currently practicing social distancing in their showrooms, offering online purchase and home delivery of purchased vehicles at select dealerships, allowing solo test drives, cleaning common areas and eliminating certain in-person activities to make a purchase.

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National Drive Electric Week 2021

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Several car dealers will have new EVs that guests can sign up to test drive. Volunteers from the Electric Auto Association will also be on hand to share their personal experience of EV ownership and answer any questions that you may have.

GM’s Maven and Uber to pilot flexible car-sharing offer

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Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, and Uber Technologies, Inc., There are no additional fees if a driver utilizes the vehicle for personal use. The comprehensive Chevrolet dealer network will provide support for servicing needs. the nation’s leading ridesharing service, are teaming up to provide people who want to drive and earn money on the Uber platform the option to lease qualified vehicles by the week or longer at discounted rates with no mileage limits.

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Israeli startup AIR unveils flying vehicle to be used ‘like cars’

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“Our focus is entirely personal,” he said. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

Porsche Cars NA providing three years of charging at Electrify America stations for Taycam

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In addition, Porsche US dealers will install their own fast-charge kiosks. Electrify America highway and metro stations, and many Porsche dealers, will offer DC fast charging at rates up to 350 kilowatts. Together, Electrify America and our Porsche dealer network will provide a national infrastructure for DC fast charging that frees future Taycan owners from range anxiety. Together, the total investment by Porsche dealers in charging infrastructure will be about $70 million.

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Vehicle scrappage policy to reduce cost of EVs says  Nitin Gadkari 

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It pointed out that the automobile sector provides direct and indirect employment to 75 lakh persons. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

Why The Ford F-150 Lightning Is The Most Important EV Ever

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When the Ford F-150 Lightning BEV reaches dealers in the spring or summer of 2022, it will wear the mantle as the most important electric vehicle introduced to date in America.

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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The new C+pod is a two-seater BEV designed as a mobility option that improves per-person energy efficiency.

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IIT Madras offers 12 weeks free online course on ‘Electrical Autos & Renewable Vitality

Electric Vehicles India

But if you want to get a certificate you can register and write the proctored exam conducted by them in person at any of the designated exam centres. IIT Madras offers 12 weeks free online course on ‘Electrical Autos & Renewable Vitality.

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Terra Motors partners Pooja Finelease Ltd. for electric vehicle financing

Electric Vehicles India

Through the partnership the company wants to expand its business which will focus on E-Rickshaw loans, two-wheeler & three-wheeler loans, loans for utility vehicles, unsecured business and personal loans etc. Terra Motors partners Pooja Finelease Ltd. for electric vehicle financing.

Electric Car Buyer’s Guide: 7 Steps to Find The Best EV for Your Life

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On EV Life, you can see personalized recommendations for any car you’re considering. If you need help finding quality dealers in your area, try a Yelp search or just click the TrueCar button on EV Life vehicle page. Be sure to ask your local dealer what options are available.

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Kia Motors to accelerate diversification of global mobility services

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Kia will also launch a dealer mobility service in Italy and Russia later this year. This is a new service enabling dealers to rent out their vehicles for any period, from a single day up to a full year. MoceanLab was established last year to provide mobility services in the City of Los Angeles, and plans to expand its services to include autonomous ridesharing, shuttling, multi-modal transportation, and personal mobility.

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Foxconn tied up with Thailand’s PTT for making electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

Both the companies will jointly work on the deal “Project PEAR” (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution) a codenamed. Foxconn tied up with Thailand’s PTT for making electric vehicles.

BMW’s upcoming iX  SUV

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Coming to the interior tech, iX has a customizable welcome for the person who enters the vehicle. OS has an in-car personal assistant, Android Auto or Apple car play, Heads-up Display with improved Augmented reality, Remote software upgrade, etc. BMW’s upcoming iX SUV.

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Uton Energia’s funky E-bike

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Previously, the founder has work experience in the automotive sector and now he decided to invade this personal transportation space with his team. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news. Uton Energia’s funky E-bike.

Mahindra XUV700 electric SUV prototype

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Although it has not yet launched any personal cars in the market but its electric three-wheelers such as Mahindra electric auto Treo passenger, Treo Zor cargo is doing wonders in the electric three-wheelers segment. Mahindra XUV700 electric SUV prototype.

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Xiaomi to acquire autonomous driving technology startup Deepmotion for EVs 

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” The project of making electric vehicles will be led by Xiaomi’s co-founder and CEO Lei Jun personally. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news related to electric vehicles on our website, please send an email to

Hero electric bicycle Renew

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If you are a fitness freak or you are the person looking for an opportunity to unleash your total potential, then this bicycle is for you. If you are an EV manufacturer or EV Dealer or EV Supporter who want to share news. Hero elect ric bicycle renew.

Ricardo and Roke partnership launches digital resilience assessment service for vehicles

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With increasing sophistication of onboard electronics systems and external connectivity through navigation, infotainment, digital communications and dealer maintenance networks, modern cars provide a feature base and functionality mix that would have been impossible even a few years ago.

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Buick launches GL8 MPV Family in China with elevated intelligent driving technology

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Both multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are available at Buick dealers across China. In China, Buick launched the 2021 GL8 Avenir family featuring industry-leading vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology and the 2021 GL8 ES with advanced driver assist technology.

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Ampere Vehicles made a record of 1 lakh electric scooter sales 

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Roy Kurian says that the growth and the demand for electric vehicles are due to personal mobility amidst Covid-19, the rise of petrol and diseases prices and the most important reason is the EV policy and incentives under the FAME-II scheme.

Tips: How to Make Money from Your Old Car

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Sell To a Used Car Dealer. A trip to your local used car dealer will tell you how valuable your old or broken vehicle could still be. Four Options To Repost, Recycle or Revamp Your Beater. This article may contain affiliate links.

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Mahindra Pininfarina to launch Batista Electric Hyper GT on Aug 12

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We look forward to our clients in the US experiencing the immense dynamic performance and personalized luxury of Battista for the first time.”. Mahindra Pininfarina to launch Batista Electric Hyper GT on Aug 12.

Riding the TVS iQube Electric Scooter : Initial Impressions

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By Atul Gopal The PluginIndia team visited a TVS dealer to test the iQube electric scooter. The sales persons at the dealership were not quite knowledgeable. Some training is surely required on the EV front for ICE dealers.

FIRST TIMER – 2021 Toyota Mirai

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But what if your first time doing something is so completely different and out of character personally, it could redefine who you are and even change your thinking? We contacted two Toyota dealers and only one, Tustin Toyota, got back with us.

Court says govt to add hydrogen fuel cell vehicles & infrastructure in FAME II scheme

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Article 14 of the Constitution reads “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.”. Court says govt to add hydrogen fuel cell vehicles & infrastructure in FAME II scheme.

Ampere Electric records its best-ever month of retail sales in August with 5000 units

Electric Vehicles India

With changing consumer behaviour, enhanced environmental consciousness, rising petrol prices, rapid urbanization and significant COVID protocols; we are seeing more people switching to sustainable personal mobility options.

Chevrolet previews Spark EV Tech Performance concept, other performance concepts including Cruze Diesel for SEMA

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The Performance Sonic RS concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades developed by Chevrolet Performance engineers and designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers. A Personalization Sonic concept puts a larger emphasis on personalization. All the SEMA concepts feature accessories designed to allow personalization while maintaining refinement and ride characteristics. Some of the accessories are available from Chevrolet dealers.

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