Last March, Manheim was set to host a large event at its Pennsylvania namesake site to celebrate its 75th anniversary. There was to be an overview of the auction’s history, a special sale with more than 600 vehicles, and company leaders would be on hand to discuss the vital role the used-car market plays in
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Nearly two years ago, Charlie Gilchrist, then president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, warned that the biggest threat facing the industry was a shortage of qualified body shop technicians. Even before Gilchrist sounded the alarm bells, Barton Ford in Suffolk, Va., was doing something about it. The dealership has been teaming up with nearby
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Huawei Technologies, a major global supplier of communications equipment and smart phones, admonished managers this week who are pressing the company to build connected vehicles rather than only supply technology.  The warning was included in a notice, signed off by Huawei’s founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, and posted in a section of the company’s website
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Hydrogen-fuel cell technology has been touted as a best-of-both-worlds mobility solution, combining the short fill-up time and longer range of an internal-combustion engine with zero CO2 emissions.  But it’s been slow to catch on, and the cost of the components is a significant barrier. Plastic Omnium, which is pursuing a comprehensive fuel-cell strategy that it hopes
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What kind of car is the 2021 Genesis G70? What does it compare to? With the 2021 G70, Genesis has a legitimate luxury sedan rival for compact cars such as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class. Is the 2021 Genesis G70 a good car? Review continues below It’s very good, bordering on great. We give
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Beginning in 1959 with its transversely mounted engine, Mini has always been clever with space. With the battery-powered Urbanaut Vision Concept, the brand is going green and semiautonomous at the same time. Designers used augmented reality to create the digital-only concept. Interior space is maximized for lounging or social gatherings, with a footprint small enough
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BEIJING — Tesla Inc. plans to start manufacturing EV chargers in China in 2021, according to a document submitted to the Shanghai authorities by the U.S. automaker that is seeking to expand sales in the world’s biggest car market. Tesla, which now sells its Model 3 sedan in China and expects to deliver its Model
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By Joey Klender Posted on November 25, 2020 Tesla has officially launched a new Battery Jobs portion of its website, inviting engineers, manufacturing, materials, equipment, and operations workers to join its monumental push toward a “terawatt-scale battery production” effort. “Tera is the new Giga,” the page’s catchphrase says. It is no secret that Tesla has
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Renault will convert its factory in Flins, France, into a facility for recycling, retrofitting and research by 2024, as the money-losing automaker moves to trim its global production by 20 percent. The automaker said Wednesday in a news release that it aims to employ 3,000 people at the revamped site by 2030, including staff from its nearby Choisy-le-Roi reconditioning
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Kia Niro EV? What does it compare to? The 2021 Kia Niro EV is a fully electric vehicle that offers well over 200 miles of range. The Niro EV is nearly identical in its cabin packaging and usability to the Niro hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid models—and just as
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The next great opportunity to own a dealership could be just around the corner, but it may be in a different state. Or a different climate. That can pose a dilemma for minorities looking to get into the business or expand their existing footprint: Move to a new locale or hope an opportunity eventually arises
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