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FCA and DealerTrack launch online financing

FCA and DealerTrack launch online financing

June 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

FCA Canada has become the first OEM in the country to offer an online solution that will enable consumers to initiate the digital purchase of a vehicle. DealerTrack has partnered with FCA Canada to develop website enhancements that “deliver a more efficient, secure and transparent on-line process for vehicle purchases,” […]

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Canada lags far behind in global EV push

Canada lags far behind in global EV push

June 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

A report released by the International Energy Agency on the global state of electric charging infrastructure and vehicles on the road has cited Canada as lagging behind countries such as China and Norway, with Canadian EV sales hitting 11,580 in 2016, a total of 0.59 per cent of the country’s […]

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Ridesharing an OEM investment priority: Frost & Sullivan

Ridesharing an OEM investment priority: Frost & Sullivan

June 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

A study by Frost & Sullivan has concluded that by 2025, the global ridesharing market will be a multi-billion dollar industry, presenting OEMs with investment opportunities in existing ridesharing services, and the opportunity to launch OEM-specific ridesharing, carsharing and eHailing “sub-brands” to generate more revenue streams. “The convenience, flexibility and […]

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B.C. Liberals promise $50 million to EV infrastructure

B.C. Liberals promise $50 million to EV infrastructure

June 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

With a confidence vote looming in the B.C. parliament, the reigning Liberal government has announced that Thursday’s scheduled throne speech will include a commitment of $50 million to build 4,321 new EV charging stations over the next five years. “We really want to encourage the electrification of our transit fleet, […]

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CDK Global names new exec

CDK Global names new exec

June 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

CDK Global, a leading provider of automotive retail IT and digital marketing solutions, has announced the appointment of Amy Byrne as its new executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In her most recent role, Byrne led human resources organization for the Latin America and Global Brand Marketing business […]

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Dealership extinction report “shortsighted”: CADA

Dealership extinction report “shortsighted”: CADA

June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Car dealerships are set to become extinct within less than a decade, according to a new report published by RethinkX, an independent think tank based in San Francisco, Calif. But the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association regards the study as not being “thoroughly thought out.” “The report researchers did not look […]

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DrivingSales Canadian Dealer Forum to be held in Calgary

DrivingSales Canadian Dealer Forum to be held in Calgary

June 16, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

DrivingSales is holding a two-day conference in Calgary in July. Ted Graham, head of Open Innovation at General Motors, will be the event keynote. Other speakers will be focusing on leveraging technology, digital media and people power to “show participants step-by-step how to engage with the most actionable strategies and […]

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Price transparency is first consumer priority: survey

Price transparency is first consumer priority: survey

June 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

CarGurus, a popular online automobile listings site, has found that trust is a decisive factor among Canadians when shopping for automobiles, real estate and other costly purchases. Price transparency ranked as the highest priority among respondents to the CarGurus survey. According to the survey, trust levels among Canadian car buyers […]

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