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All charged up and raring to go

All charged up and raring to go

November 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Latest vehicles on display at the EV 2011 Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade show More than a dozen of the latest generation electric vehicles available in the Canadian market were on display at the EV 2011 Electric Vehicles Conference and Trade show held in September in Toronto. From small vehicles […]

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dawn of the electric age

dawn of the electric age

November 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Electric vehicles are reborn and this time they could be here to stay One hundred years ago, the first electric starter was introduced on the 1912 Cadillac. Ironically, its introduction sounded the death knell for the electric vehicle (EV) of the day. Before then, EVs were viable alternatives to the […]

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Going for the Green

Going for the Green

November 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers are paying closer attention to sustainable business practices The auto business frequently comes under close political scrutiny, not only as it relates to the production and use of the end product (automobiles) but also the facilities that manufacture and sell them. Canadian auto dealer looked at how retailers in […]

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Surrey dealer celebrates 35th year of giving back

Surrey dealer celebrates 35th year of giving back

November 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Surrey, B.C., auto dealer Sherrold Haddad, long recognized for his giant flag flying overhead of Flag Mitsubishi and Flag Chevrolet, celebrated his 35th year in business and giving back to his community. Haddad is a living example of the New Car Dealers of B.C. (NCDBC) economic report that found the […]

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Fitting Tribute

Fitting Tribute

November 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Legendary dealer Jimmy Pattison honoured at gala event in B.C. It was all about horn blowing at the Jimmy Pattison night hosted by the New Car Dealers Association of B.C. where 300 of the province’s leading dealers turned up to honour the man who is CEO and president of the […]

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Man on a Mission

November 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm Comments are Disabled

I’m on another call and my phone rings — again. Soon thereafter, an email arrives. It’s Jim Bell, our popular and colourful Focus on Fixed columnist. When he can’t reach me, he calls publisher Niel Hiscox in the office next to mine. Jim is a man on a mission. He […]

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Jump on leads or lose business

Jump on leads or lose business

November 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Why tracking an average response time on Internet leads doesn’t help you Everybody in the industry knows that we need to respond to our Internet leads right away. This is the age of immediacy! You can go online and find out any information you need within a matter of moments, […]

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New anti-spam law is a game changer

November 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Are you ready for the new law? You had better be There is a significant change coming to Canada’s legal landscape that you need to be aware of. Commonly referred to as “Canadian anti-spam legislation”, or “CASL” this new law amends the Competition Act to prohibit false or misleading claims […]

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