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In 2023, the increasing use of advanced technology changed how businesses communicate with customers. Joseph Michelli explains whyHow dealers can stay ahead of emerging technology – Joseph Michelli | The Michelli Experience
In 2023, the increasing use of advanced technology changed how dealers communicated with customers. But what can we expect in the customer experience as we go into 2024? Joining us on today’s episode of CBT Now is Joseph Michelli, Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and the CEO of The Michelli Experience. Michelli shares his perspective on this topic. Watch the full segment here.

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A California judge ordered Tesla to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement for a civil lawsuit accusing them of mishandling hazardous waste.A California judge on February 2 ordered Tesla to pay $1.5 million as part of a settlement for a civil lawsuit. The 25 district attorneys accused the Austin-based EV maker of mishandling hazardous waste at its auto service facilities, energy centers, and a factory. The attorneys engaged in the case stated that the lawsuit was filed in San Joaquin County. They also charged Tesla with illegal disposal of hazardous waste, as well as violations of waste storage and management laws. Read More

Ford announced a modest increase in sales at the beginning of the year despite an decrease in EV sales, which then was offset by hybrid sales. 
2024 Ford Maverick

Ford announced a modest increase in sales at the beginning of the year despite an 11% decrease in electric vehicle sales. However, this decrease was offset by a significant boost in hybrid sales. The Detroit automaker stated that sales increased 4.3% in January 2023 compared to the previous month. Sales of internal combustion engine vehicles saw a 2.6% increase, and those of hybrids saw a 43% increase. Last month, Ford sold 152,617 vehicles. Read More

The latest Lincoln Aviator features a fresh new look and boasts the all-new Lincoln Digital Experience infotainment system. The latest Lincoln Aviator features a fresh new look and boasts the all-new Lincoln Digital Experience infotainment system. The 2025 Aviator’s interior is remarkably identical to earlier models. The main distinction is the larger 13.2-inch touchscreen, equipped with the previously mentioned infotainment system built on Google’s Android Automotive OS. 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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