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A new era of automotive transactions

October 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

The pandemic’s negative impact on Canadians and businesses has been significant, but it has also helped propel certain areas of the automotive industry forward — giving rise to new tools and practices that meet social distancing standards. SERTI, an IT company and DMS provider in Canada, is one such example. […]

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Vehicle presentations need to be saved

October 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Vehicle presentations are on the verge of extinction. They not only need to be saved — they can be, through modernization. The Gray Whale, the White Rhinoceros and the Siberian Tiger were once on the endangered list and have been miraculously saved from extinction. The vehicle presentation, however, is now […]

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Pickup trucks could be the Trojan Horse that will popularize EVs in NA

Pickup trucks could be the Trojan Horse that will popularize EVs in NA

October 15, 2020 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

The popularity of the pickup truck in North America and the potential electric trucks being developed could help pave the way for wider EV adoption. Most of the world’s major automakers, and more than a few startups, have now committed to the development of electric vehicle powertrains for their mass-market […]

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Cyber security risks amid connected, automated vehicles

October 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A look at what to expect and how to ensure Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) remain cyber-safe. October marks Cyber Security Awareness Month, a time when it is important to raise awareness about potential issues related to computers and security. The risks pertain to industries across the board, but perhaps […]

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Climate change…it’s personal

October 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

From my perspective, the issue of climate change is personal. I consider myself an environmentalist, and I generally try to do my part — whether it is recycling, using my car as efficiently as possible, or watching my overall footprint on the planet. I think climate change is probably the […]

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How EVs survived the pandemic

How EVs survived the pandemic

October 15, 2020 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

What months of pandemic data reveal about EVs and what that means for dealerships. Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought the Canadian and the United States economies to a nearly instantaneous halt. After months of dealing with the crisis, the automotive sector and many others have yet to fully […]

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Dissecting the Throne Speech

Dissecting the Throne Speech

October 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

The federal government revealed new plans and promises during its Throne Speech, and while there are some wins for dealers — a tax on luxury goods could impact high-end vehicles. Weeks after the resignation of the finance minister and the prorogation of Parliament to “reset the agenda,” the Governor-General delivered […]

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Managing through an expanded crisis

Managing through an expanded crisis

October 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

COVID-19 is a crisis like we have never seen, but there are ways to pull through this unprecedented period of uncertainty. Many of us have, at one time or another, successfully worked through a crisis. Although always significant, the cause was identifiable and quickly controlled. The effect may have lingered, […]

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