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Rivian confirmed its customers will soon be able to view Supercharger stations on their vehicle's navigation app, with adapters coming soon.

Superchargers to appear on Rivian trip planner in March, adapters to follow

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Electric vehicle startup Rivian expects to connect its customers to Tesla Superchargers in the near...
Fisker expressed doubt it will last the rest of the year without forming partnerships with lenders and automakers in its 2023 earnings report.

Fisker desperate for financing as losses, delays mount

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Electric vehicle brand Fisker said in its annual earnings report that it may not have...
Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S., marking a $1,000 increase for the long-range and rear-wheel drive models

Tesla hikes Model Y prices amid market shifts

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On March 1, Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S.,...
General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials and local union leaders calling for action.

Safety concerns at GM’s Factory Zero prompt action from Detroit officials, UAW

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General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials...
Auto industry news: Apple car project ends, EVs rise, new charging solutions, and the launch of innovative electric supercars.

Weekly roundup: Apple Car shelved, hybrids gain traction, new EV superchargers and supercars

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Earlier this week: Apple's car project was shelved due to various challenges, leaving the fate...

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Rivian confirmed its customers will soon be able to view Supercharger stations on their vehicle's navigation app, with adapters coming soon.

Superchargers to appear on Rivian trip planner in March, adapters to follow

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Electric vehicle startup Rivian expects to connect its customers to Tesla Superchargers in the near...
Fisker expressed doubt it will last the rest of the year without forming partnerships with lenders and automakers in its 2023 earnings report.

Fisker desperate for financing as losses, delays mount

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Electric vehicle brand Fisker said in its annual earnings report that it may not have...
Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S., marking a $1,000 increase for the long-range and rear-wheel drive models

Tesla hikes Model Y prices amid market shifts

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On March 1, Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S.,...
General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials and local union leaders calling for action.

Safety concerns at GM’s Factory Zero prompt action from Detroit officials, UAW

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General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials...
Explore how advocacy and transparency are shaping the future of car buying, and why the industry must evolve to meet consumer demands

Decoding the future of car buying with transparency – Katie the Car Lady

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For over two decades, Katie the Car Lady has championed consumer rights, earning her reputation...
Explore how advocacy and transparency are shaping the future of car buying, and why the industry must evolve to meet consumer demands

Decoding the future of car buying with transparency – Katie the Car Lady

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For over two decades, Katie the Car Lady has championed consumer rights, earning her reputation as a beacon of transparency and expertise in the independent dealership sector. Bringing a treasure trove of experience to...
Electric vehicles and other high tech cars are exciting to drive but can be expensive to repair, leading some insurers to hike premiums.

Citian secures investment for AI-driven transportation technology solutions

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Welcome back to the latest episode of The Future of Automotive on CBT News, where we put recent automotive and mobility news into the context of the broader themes impacting the industry. I’m Steve Greenfield...
In the latest episode of Inside Automotive, Greg Gifford joins us to dive deep into dealership SEO and how to strengthen it.

Maximizing dealership visibility: Greg Gifford shares key SEO strategies

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Establishing a robust online presence is vital for businesses, and dealerships are no exception. In the latest episode of Inside Automotive, Greg Gifford, the Chief Operating Officer of SearchLab, joins us. Gifford dives deep...

Steering through uncertainty with resilient leadership and strategic vision

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In an era where change is the only constant, Jonathan Dawson's latest episode of Mind Your Own Business offers a masterclass on leadership resilience and strategic foresight. As businesses navigate economic turbulence and industry shifts, Dawson's...
On today's edition of Inside Automotive, we're diving into a Digital Shopper Study from Shift Digital with president Matt VanDyke.

High prices, interest rates no match for digitally savvy dealerships – Matt VanDyke |...

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The auto industry has seen high interest rates and vehicle prices, but that's not stopping deals from being made at the dealership. On today's edition of Inside Automotive, we're diving into a Digital Shopper...

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 What are your rituals of success? How many calls? How many emails? How many face-to-face meetings? Mark Tewart explains a program he uses to impact...
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Explore insights from the Niello Company's Tully Williams on transforming automotive service drives, EV trends, AI integration, and more.

Tully Williams shares his blueprint for improving the dealership service experience

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In the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive industry, the service drive has emerged as a...
Fixed-ops revenue and demand increased in January, offsetting declines in new and used vehicle prices and buying dealer revenues.

Dealership service revenue increases in January

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Fixed-ops revenue and service demand ticked up in January, offsetting the impact of declining car...
Today's episode of Inside Automotive, Chris Schaubert, the Fixed Operations Director of Ron Marhofer Auto Family joins us.

A peek inside Ron Marhofer Auto Family’s trailblazing fixed ops strategies – Chris Schaubert

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Unlocking the full potential of every service visit is vital to enhancing service departments' bottom...
Today, we explore why relying solely on the owner's manual for preventative maintenance guidance might not ensure the longevity of your car.

Beyond the manual: why additional preventative maintenance is key for longevity despite OEM recommendations

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If you google the average age of a car on the road in America today...
Today’s service customers want to work with an empathetic, caring person who starts an integrated process that makes service go smoothly.

2024 – Innovate or Stagnate

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Let’s just say it out loud, yes, there are headwinds and challenges ahead for dealerships....
Rivian confirmed its customers will soon be able to view Supercharger stations on their vehicle's navigation app, with adapters coming soon.

Superchargers to appear on Rivian trip planner in March, adapters to follow

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Electric vehicle startup Rivian expects to connect its customers to Tesla Superchargers in the near future, with trip-planning support launching in March. Starting this month, Rivian drivers will be able to view Supercharger stations along...
Fisker expressed doubt it will last the rest of the year without forming partnerships with lenders and automakers in its 2023 earnings report.

Fisker desperate for financing as losses, delays mount

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Electric vehicle brand Fisker said in its annual earnings report that it may not have enough cash to last the year as it stressed the importance of finalizing potential agreements with a lender and...
Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S., marking a $1,000 increase for the long-range and rear-wheel drive models

Tesla hikes Model Y prices amid market shifts

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On March 1, Tesla adjusted the pricing for specific Model Y variants in the U.S., marking a $1,000 increase for the long-range and rear-wheel drive versions, now priced at $48,990 and $43,990, respectively. Notably,...
General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials and local union leaders calling for action.

Safety concerns at GM’s Factory Zero prompt action from Detroit officials, UAW

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General Motors' Factory Zero is under scrutiny due to safety concerns, with Detroit fire officials and local union leaders calling for action. Dennis Hunter, the city's chief of fire prevention, reported eight incidents at...
Auto industry news: Apple car project ends, EVs rise, new charging solutions, and the launch of innovative electric supercars.

Weekly roundup: Apple Car shelved, hybrids gain traction, new EV superchargers and supercars

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Earlier this week: Apple's car project was shelved due to various challenges, leaving the fate of 2,000 jobs in limbo. Consumer Reports' latest vehicle ratings favor electrification, with hybrids and plug-ins leading the pack....
Ford is the first automaker to launch NACS-compatible adapters for its customers, giving them access to the Supercharger network.

Ford launches Supercharger adapters available for free until June 30

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Ford has become the first automaker to give its electric vehicle customers access to Tesla's Superchargers by launching its new, and temporarily free, charging adapter. In a post on its media website, the automaker today...
New data has pinpointed the metro areas with the best and worst electric vehicle driving conditions based on charging availability.

New research highlights the best (and worst) areas to drive electric vehicles

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Electric vehicles have seen varying levels of adoption in the U.S., with sales often depending on local factors, including infrastructure, population density, and income levels. Recently, automotive data analytics platform iSeeCars.com identified which metro areas...
The 2024 election's impact on automotive industry could shift EV policies, affecting investments, regulations, and global competitiveness.

2024 presidential race could radically shift the U.S. auto industry

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The 2024 Presidential election, a potential Biden-Trump rematch, could profoundly impact the automotive industry, particularly in environmental policy and EV transition. A shift in leadership could significantly adjust federal tax incentives, regulations, and over billions...

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