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Challenging stereotypes in automotive sales — Matt Easton | Easton University
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s data, sales is the largest profession in the country, with a massive concentration in automotive sales. Yet only 18% of consumers have a positive view of salespeople. On this episode of Inside Automotive, CBT News anchor Jim Fitzpatrick is joined by Matt Easton, sales consultant and founder of Easton University, an online education platform for sales professionals. Watch the full segment here

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Daryl Kenningham, President/CEO at Group 1 Automotive Inc

The 2023 PSI Service Telephone Effectiveness (STE) Study evaluated the effectiveness and quality of service telephone calls to help customers quickly and easily schedule a service appointment, placing Group 1 Automotive first among the seventeen largest U.S. auto dealer groups. Berkshire Hathaway Automotive and Ken Garff Automotive Group followed in the rankings. Read More

GM seems to be placing its EV infrastructure expansion on pause to maintain ICE production, based on comments from an executive
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After months of pouring investments into new electric vehicle factories and plants, General Motors says it will make do with its current infrastructure of ICE and EV facilities around the country. GM executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability, Gerald Johnson, confirmed this strategy on the Daily Drive Podcast. Read More

car salesAccording to a new analysis from the American Lung Association, if gas-guzzlers vanished from U.S. car lots by 2035 and were replaced by zero-emissions vehicles, which are essentially electric cars, trucks, and SUVs, the U.S. would see 89,300 fewer premature deaths by 2050. To reap the full health benefits, however, the nation must shift toward clean non-combustion electricity, such as wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear. Read More

Fisker Inc. intends to sell emissions credits earned by its upcoming electric vehicles to car manufacturers on the allowance market.
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Fisker Inc. intends to sell emissions credits earned by its upcoming electric vehicles to car manufacturers on the allowance market. On Tuesday, June 6, the EV brand announced its emissions credit strategy based on information from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read More

For Dealers 

Let's take a look at some actionable steps you can take to prioritize diversity and inclusion and help your best players stick around.Driving diversity: Embracing inclusion for automotive retail success [Part 2]
The world around us is changing, and customers, as well as employees, are expecting companies to reflect these demographic shifts. In the last article in this two-part series, we addressed “the why” of how to embrace inclusion in automotive retail. Below we’ll touch on the how and look at auto retailers that expertly keep diversity and inclusion in mind and better serve their customers because of it. Read More

Earlier this week: Honda unveiled the first electric Acura model, used car prices fell in May, and more headlines in automotive industry news.Weekly roundup: First look at the 2024 Acura ZDX, study claims EVs could save 90K lives, used car prices drop
Earlier this week: General Motors announced plans to invest more than $1 billion into two Michigan plants to produce its next-generation EV pickups. The U.S. Senate approved a bill suspending the debt ceiling. Honda unveiled the first electric Acura model, used car prices fell in May, and more headlines to stay on top of this week in automotive industry news. 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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