Jeff Dyke on Used Car Sales, Tesla, and the Future of EchoPark | Tesla’s “Start” Program Begins Training the Next Generation of Service Techs | Here’s What’s Coming Up in the Auto Industry

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Today on CBTNews.com – Wednesday, March 27th, 2019:

newscastSonic Automotive’s Jeff Dyke on Used Car Sales, Tesla, and the Future of EchoPark
On today’s show, we welcome back Jeff Dyke, President of Sonic Automotive, the fourth-largest U.S. dealership group. In this segment, Jim and Jeff discuss downsizing, the state of the used car industry, disruption from Tesla, and what’s on the agenda for EchoPark. Watch Now

newscastTesla’s “Start” Program Begins Training the Next Generation of Service Techs
It’s not just how we think of driving that Tesla aims to change, but how we think of mechanics and education as well. As the industry shifts more towards electric vehicles, it’s going to take a new set of skills to service the cars of tomorrow. Instead of getting hands dirty under the hoods of cars, mechanics will be more likely to give their wrists a workout checking code on a laptop. With an increasing focus on software, it’s crucial to have teams trained for the unique needs of electric and autonomous vehicle maintenance. Read More

newscastHere’s What’s Coming Up in the Auto Industry
Mark Your 2019 Calendars: Here’s a list of conferences, expos, and other events coming up this year in the Auto Industry! Read More

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