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Northwood University & Subaru automotiveSubaru of New England makes transformational donation to Northwood University- Ernie Boch Jr. & Justin Marshall
On today’s episode of Inside Automotive, we’re joined by the man behind the incredible $500,000 donation to Northwood University, Ernie Boch Jr., renowned business leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Boch serves as president and CEO of Subaru of New England, the exclusive distributor for Subaru vehicles and parts to the 65 Subaru retailers in the six states of New England. And we’re also pleased to have back Northwood University’s Chief Development Officer, Justin Marshall, to discuss the impact the donation will have on Northwood students. Watch the full segment here.

Top stories

EPA regulationsOn Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, is set to announce new regulations intended to bring EV market share to roughly 67% in the U.S. by 2032. The rules are a huge step forward for electrification and represent an improvement from President Biden’s push towards 50% electric by 2030. Read More

Used cars, used car pricesWhile overall used car prices continue to decline, has compiled a list of 14 used cars which continue to sell for more than their newer versions. Between February and March of 2023, referenced listings for 8.9 million new and lightly used cars, while focusing on model years 2022 and 2023. Read More

class action privacyA California Tesla owner filed a prospective class action lawsuit against the EV manufacturer, accusing it of violating its customers’ privacy. On April 6, 2023, the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California revealed that groups of Tesla employees occasionally communicated extremely intrusive videos and photos. Read More

Think tank studies impacts of ACC IIAn analysis conducted by climate policy think tank Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC found several potential benefits linked to California’s controversial electric vehicle mandate. The subject of inquiry is California’s Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) act, which, among other things, will limit car purchases in the state to zero-emission vehicles only by 2035. Read More

For Dealers 

10 upcoming cars we can’t wait to see: (2023—2026)
You don’t have to be in the car business to appreciate the constant flow of fresh metal-hitting showrooms. Here’s a quick look at some of the most anticipated upcoming vehicles coming in the next few years. Unsurprisingly, most entries are SUVs or EVs (or both). However, ICE-powered offerings aren’t totally dead. Read More

service advisorsHow to measure the value your service advisors bring to the dealership
Like it or not, a successful dealership boils down to metrics. Hit a certain threshold, and you can rest easy (or easier) until next month or next quarter. But the numbers aren’t always about sales; fixed operations can benefit from benchmarks. This approach starts with service advisors. Let’s explore the fundamentals of keeping these staffers accountable and how they can help the bottom line. Read More

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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