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Quebec takes the road less travelled on zero emissions

Quebec takes the road less travelled on zero emissions

March 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Automakers agree with the goals, just not the approach of some governments. By the time this column is published, we may actually have the regulations for Bill 104 in Québec, otherwise known as “An Act to increase the number of zero emission vehicles in Québec in order to reduce greenhouse […]

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Are we facing revolution or evolution?

Are we facing revolution or evolution?

March 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Some say we’ve seen this all before. But this time, it really is different. I first wrote about this topic in 1995–1996. Then again in 2003 when Block Exemption regulations in Europe were introduced, then yet again in 2008-2009 during the Great Recession.    Some say our world is changing at […]

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Share your voice

Share your voice

March 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Blogging is a powerful way to boost SEO and raise your industry profile. In 1996, Bill Gates wrote an article about the new opportunity the Internet presented regarding the sharing of information. Though the article focused primarily on how companies could eventually see revenue from the distribution of information, he […]

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Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

Is technology threatening the concept of car ownership?

March 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers need to find a role in this new mobility ecosystem. For most people in this country, owning a car or truck is a given. It’s not just a matter of choice; it’s a necessity. According to the most-recent annual figures available (for 2014), 77.8 per cent of driving-age individuals […]

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China visit shows we have lots in common

China visit shows we have lots in common

February 27, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Chinese auto dealers are exploring many of the same issues as their Canadian counterparts. On behalf of the New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) and our national Canadian Auto Dealers Association (CADA), I recently travelled to China at the invitation of our colleagues at the Chinese Automobile Dealers Association […]

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What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

What lies ahead for vehicle tech in 2017?

February 27, 2017 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

It’s anything but slow and steady for the introduction of new vehicle technology It’s the new year, which typically means it’s time for prognostications about all we have to look forward to in the year ahead. In terms automotive technologies, that’s usually not a difficult task because the development and […]

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Tips for digital signage success

Tips for digital signage success

February 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Many dealerships are “digital deserts” but with some planning and strategy you can weave in powerful digital signage content throughout your facility We have been hearing about the in store digital revolution for years now. Many dealers have invested to put up lots of shiny screens that seem to only […]

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It’s time to change our model of auto retailing – really!

It’s time to change our model of auto retailing – really!

February 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

You can’t open any automotive blog, trade journal or website without reading something about we need to change the way we buy and sell cars. I think it’s time to stop dancing around at the edges of the status quo and start to think about some fundamental changes. There are […]

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