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GM vows to ramp up EV production, Rivian catches a break, Zeigler acquires Elhart Automotive

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Ujj Nath joins Inside Automotive to discuss how platforms like myKaarma can boost BDC performance and improve fixed ops profitability.Enhancing fixed ops performance with BDC software — Ujj Nath | myKaarma
It is important to partner with the right vendors, especially when it comes to entrusting your dealership’s fixed operations to a business development company or BDC. On this episode of Inside Automotive, host Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Ujj Nath, the chief executive officer for myKaarma, an industry-leading communication and payments operating system, to discuss the efficiency-boosting effects of technology on BDCs. Watch the full segment here.

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GM ramp upIn the year’s second half, General Motors promises to accelerate the production of its more recent electric vehicles as it seeks to obtain more battery modules required to produce those vehicles. Although GM said its order banks were full, the GMC Hummer EV truck, SUV, and Cadillac Lyriqs have gradually left its production plants. Read More

A lawsuit opposing a new Georgia factory proposed by Rivian has hit a roadblock after the state supreme court refused to hear an appeal.
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A lawsuit opposing tax incentives for a new Georgia factory proposed by Rivian hit a roadblock on July 14 when the state supreme court refused to hear an appeal in the case, reaffirming the validity of the state’s tax break offer. The $5 billion facility, expected to occupy 2,000 acres in the state, was announced in late 2021, alongside an estimated production output of 400,000 electric vehicles per year. Read More

Elhart, Ziegler
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According to Jeff Elhart, on July 12, the Elhart Automotive Campus transitioned to the Zeigler Auto Group. The transition includes Elhart’s Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, and GMC dealerships at 822 Chicago Drive, Holland, Michigan. The company is now Zeigler Kia of Holland, Zeigler Hyundai of Holland, Zeigler Nissan of Holland, and Zeigler GMC of Holland. Read More

The Prince Toyota dealership of Tifton, Georgia, has donated $5,000 to the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Foundation.The Prince Toyota dealership of Tifton, Georgia, has donated $5,000 to the Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) Foundation to help the organization provide better care for its patients. According to the foundation’s website, the Toyota dealership has been a partner of the Tifton community for more than a decade. Mandy Brooks, executive director of TRMC, said the funds would be used to support “medical technology upgrades, community programs, and financial aid for patient families.” Read More

For Dealers 

Why auto industry trendsetters are focused on these 3 things
The 19th-century proverb, “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” couldn’t be more appropriate for today’s car dealers. People still purchase cars despite inventory challenges, rising interest rates, and changing buying habits. Read More

Perfect the art of decision-making for dealership management success
Imagine it’s Monday morning. You walk into your dealership, the third cup of coffee in hand, mentally preparing for the week. Suddenly, you’re inundated with urgent emails, a barrage of new sales and customer feedback data, and the team seeking your guidance on a dozen different issues. You’re not even at your desk yet, and already you’re waist-deep in decisions. 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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