Josh Isley

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Josh Isley is a staff reporter for CBT News. Josh graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He is experienced in reporting trends and news in the automotive industry.

Tesla’s Stock Soars After Its Historic Split

Investors' most common complaint with Tesla’s stock has been expensive share prices. However, that’s all about to change. The electric automaker announced late Tuesday that they are planning to split stocks 5-for-1 to make them more affordable for investors. The…
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New EV Competitors Try to Dethrone Tesla

The EV market has been dominated by Tesla in 2020, with little resistance from any other company in the market. However, Elon Musk’s auto brand is certainly setting the stage for an all-electric arms race. Legacy OEMs and new startups…

‘I’m Never Going to Own a Car Again’ NYC Mayor de Blasio Pushes Mass...

“Cars are the past, the future is going to be mass transit, biking, walking…I’m never going to own a car again, I can tell you that much,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters during a press conference…
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GM CEO Barra Encourages Young Girls to Consider a Career in the Auto Industry

Despite small glimpses of recent progress, women have continued to be underrepresented across the entire auto industry. According to data collected by Catalyst, women make up less than one-quarter of the automotive workforce, despite making up almost half of the…
Tesla and Chevy

Chevy and Tesla Top the List of Fastest-Selling Cars 

In the race to get cars sold and off the lot, new SUVs and Tesla are leading the pack. iSeeCars published a study revealing a slightly surprising list of new and used vehicles that are selling the quickest. The study…
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Breaking: Jim Hackett Stepping Down from Ford Oct. 1, Jim Farley Named Next CEO

After three years of service, Jim Hackett is stepping down from his role as CEO of Ford Motor Company. Hackett will be succeeded by Jim Farley who has worked as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing projects and company developments…

Peter Welch on Black Representation Among Dealer Body, ‘Absolutely Room For Improvement’

Homer B. Roberts was the first African-American new car dealer beginning in 1923 according to research conducted by historyofaacardealers.com. Roberts opened the gate for future pioneers such as Dan Gaines, the first African-American dealer appointed by Ford in 1936, and…
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A Glance at 2nd Quarter Results for Auto Retailers Across the Industry

2020 has brought twists, turns, and challenges of every sort. Auto retailers have certainly felt the unpredictability as they’ve tried to navigate through the most unusual year in recent memory. The second quarter of 2020 has come and gone, and…
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Auto Industry Braces for Next Wave of COVID-19 Cases

The auto industry is showing signs of concern as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow daily. Automakers are in a realm of uncertainty as they try to keep factories running and sales afloat. Many employees are having to…
RV Sales

RV and Camper Sales Grow During the Pandemic

Consumers are renewing their love for the open road in newly purchased recreation vehicles and camper trailers. As travelers continue to be wary of hotels, airplanes, and restaurants, RV and camper trailer purchases have spiked throughout spring and summer in 2020.…

NADA chooses Mike Stanton, an NADA insider, to replace retiring CEO Peter Welch

The National Automobile Association is promoting from within, as it names COO Mike Stanton as the organization’s next President and CEO. Stanton is set to succeed Peter Welch, who has been the association’s leader since his appointment by the NADA…
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Tips for effective vehicle merchandising and marketing – Part 2

Customers Don't Always Come Through the Front Door As discussed in part one, the virtual showroom may seem similar to the brick-and-mortar store, but there's no single entry that you can control. Links that drive the person to the site…
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How to develop employees if you cannot promote them during COVID-19

Considering all the ways the COVID-19 pandemic is likely impacting your dealership, it may be a stretch to think about offering a promotion to your all-star staff members. It may not be in the front of your mind, but it…
General Motors

Major announcement Tuesday by General Motors focuses on EV development

On Tuesday, Oct 20, General Motors held a virtual media event to announce a multi-billion-dollar investment into six of their manufacturing facilities. At the heart of the announcement is a transition for the Spring Hill, TN assembly plant to begin…
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Cox Automotive analyst Zo Rahim breaks down CPO sales and market forecasts

While dealers struggle with new vehicle inventory, used vehicle sales have become an emphasis for many dealers. Despite this, certified preowned sales have struggled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.CPO sales have been on the decline ever since stores…

Tekion makes a big splash in the DMS space and public...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. Public Group Reporting We’ve entered Q3…

How car dealership leaders can create more growth opportunities for people...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by Damon Lester, president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. Diversity and inclusion have been age-old issues for…

Automotive startups make big headlines with strong funding rounds and acquisitions

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. NADA Impact on Vendors Big and…

Do people of color have more leadership opportunities in automotive retail...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive: Tier 1 spotlight edition, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by an esteemed panel of automotive retail professionals including Gary Graves, CTO and founder of InteractiveTel,…