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Reduced New Car Inventory? Come'on Man, So How Can Every Car Maker Hit A Record US Sales In June 2021?

Reduced New Car Inventory? Come'on Man, So How Can Every Car Maker Hit A Record US Sales In June 2021?

Car Dealers are making more than ever before, Car Makers are having record sales, car buyers are paying more for both New and Used Cars...this leads me to believe that the "tight inventory" mantra is bull shit and another way to make higher profit on each car sold. So if you have the hots for a shiny new car just wait ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. June and First Half 2021 Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. June and First Half 2021 Sales

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported U.S. June 2021 sales of 207,331 vehicles, an increase of 39.8 percent on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus June 2020. June 2021 sales of alternative powered vehicles (APVs), including hybrids, EVs and fuel cells totaled 46,074 vehicles, representing 22.2 ... Continue reading

MAPFRE Launches MotionSmart℠ to Reward Safe Driving, in Partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics

MAPFRE Launches MotionSmart℠ to Reward Safe Driving, in Partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics

WEBSTER, Mass. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MAPFRE, the largest auto insurer in Massachusetts, today launched MotionSmart℠, a usage-based insurance (UBI) program available to new MAPFRE policyholders in Massachusetts. ... Continue reading

EVgo Completes Business Combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation

EVgo Completes Business Combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Photo: Business Wire) (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail LOS ANGELES--EVgo Services, LLC (“EVgo”), the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and first powered by 100% renewable electricit ... Continue reading

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose INVEST in America Act Provisions That Undermine Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose INVEST in America Act Provisions That Undermine Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1, 2021 -- NATSO, representing the nation's truckstops and travel plazas; NACS, the National Association of Convenience Stores; and SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers today announced their opposition to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, the five-year surface transportation reauthorization ... Continue reading

Joint Statement: FCA President & CEO Farah Ahmed and ACI President & CEO Melissa Hockstad Acknowledging CARB & Promoting Supply Chain Coordination for New Regulations

Joint Statement: FCA President & CEO Farah Ahmed and ACI President & CEO Melissa Hockstad Acknowledging CARB & Promoting Supply Chain Coordination for New Regulations

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 -- Fragrance Creators Association (Fragrance Creators) President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed and the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) President & CEO Melissa Hockstad released a joint statement today, recognizing the California Air Resources Board's (CARB's) efforts to promote practical education and ... Continue reading

Mercury Insurance Launches MercuryGO for Florida Drivers

Mercury Insurance Launches MercuryGO for Florida Drivers

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2021 -- Today, Mercury Insurance announced that the company has made its usage-based insurance app, MercuryGO, available to drivers in Florida to help improve driving skills and traffic safety. The app acts as a virtual driving coach, providing skill scores that give real-time feedback about drivi ... Continue reading

Red Roof® And GoPetFriendly Partner To Make Traveling With Pets Easier This Summer

Red Roof® And GoPetFriendly Partner To Make Traveling With Pets Easier This Summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 1, 2021 -- In the past year, deep bonds were forged across the country with a record number of pets being adopted and more time spent safely at home with four-legged family members than ever before. Now, as the country emerges to explore once again, Americans are packing up and bringing their pet ... Continue reading

Teamsters Applaud House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

Teamsters Applaud House Passage of the INVEST in America Act

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 -- Today, the Teamsters Union applauded the House of Representatives passage of the INVEST in America Act (H.R.3684) which will ensure that the nation's roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure receive the federal investment they need while also enacting critical labor and safety ... Continue reading

American Honda Sets Sales Record June 2021 And 2nd Quarter

American Honda Sets Sales Record June 2021 And 2nd Quarter

American Honda announced sales results for the Honda and Acura brands today. Driven by record truck deliveries and strong car sales, Honda brand set a new June sales record, which included June records for CR-V, Pilot, Passport and HR-V. Acura also continued sales momentum, with the ILX setting a new June record and Ac ... Continue reading

FCA US Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales

FCA US Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales

Total sales up 32% Retail sales up 27% Strong sales results for Jeep®, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Alfa Romeo brands Jeep delivers second best ever Q2 U.S. retail sales Jeep Wrangler – Best quarter ever for U.S. retail sales Jeep Wrangler 4xe – No. 1 best-selling plug-in hybrid Jeep Gladiator – Best quarter ever fo ... Continue reading

Subaru of America, Inc. Reports June and Q2 2021 Sales

Subaru of America, Inc. Reports June and Q2 2021 Sales

Second-quarter sales increase 20 percent over 2020 Subaru of America, Inc. Reports June and Q2 2021 Sales; Second-quarter sales increase 20 percent over 2020 Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 42,877 vehicle sales for June 2021, a 20.5 percent decrease compared to June 2020 due to reduced inventory resulting from t ... Continue reading

Growth Energy Thanks Senate Republicans for Pushing to Protect the RFS

Growth Energy Thanks Senate Republicans for Pushing to Protect the RFS

In their letter, the Senators referenced President Biden’s campaign promise to “promote and advance renewable energy, ethanol and other biofuel.” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), as well as Senators Thune (R-SD), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), an ... Continue reading

State Farm®, Ford Come Together to Improve the Safety and Overall Cost of Vehicle Ownership

State Farm®, Ford Come Together to Improve the Safety and Overall Cost of Vehicle Ownership

Successful Completion of Pilot Saved Customers with certain ADAS features up to 20% off Insurance As vehicle technology and safety systems continue to evolve, State Farm and Ford are working together for the benefit of their shared customers. State Farm and Ford completed a yearlong pilot project in which the companies ... Continue reading

Growth Energy Applauds House Introduction of Low Carbon Biofuel Credit Act

Growth Energy Applauds House Introduction of Low Carbon Biofuel Credit Act

“This legislative push offers further incentives for retailers to place higher biofuel blends within reach of drivers faster than ever, which gives retailers a competitive advantage while making a greater difference for the climate today. In fact, a nationwide transition to E15 could slash emissions by 17.62 million ... Continue reading

Growth Energy Hails Klobuchar Bills Promoting Biofuels

Growth Energy Hails Klobuchar Bills Promoting Biofuels

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “This legislative push offers a means to put higher biofuel blends within reach of drivers faster than ever, so we can make a greater difference for the climate today. In fact, a nationwide transition to E15 could slash emissions by 17.62 million tons per year – equal to removing appro ... Continue reading

Fleet of Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell Trucks Surpass 1 Million-kilometer Benchmark

Fleet of Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell Trucks Surpass 1 Million-kilometer Benchmark

Hyundai Hydrogen fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks has collectively exceeded 1 million kilometers of driving in only 11 months of service in Switzerland. During that time, the fleet has reduced CO2 emissions by over an estimated 630 tons, compared to diesel-powered vehicles. ... Continue reading

Nissan Group reports second-quarter 2021 U.S. sales

Nissan Group reports second-quarter 2021 U.S. sales

Nissan Group announced total U.S. second-quarter (April-June) sales for the calendar year 2021 of 298,148 units, an increase of 68 percent versus the prior year. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors North America Announces 106% Second-Quarter Increase In 2021 Sales Growth

Mitsubishi Motors North America Announces 106% Second-Quarter Increase In 2021 Sales Growth

Second quarter 2021 total sales up 106% year-over-year First-half 2021 sales up 12% year-over-year June total sales up 54% year-over-year, third-best June in 10 years Best-ever June retail-only sales for Outlander and Eclipse Cross as all-new 2022 Outlander and redesigned 2022 Eclipse Cross availability increases Best- ... Continue reading

GM Reports June and 2Q 2021 Sales Up 40%

GM Reports June and 2Q 2021 Sales Up 40%

Chevrolet Bolt EV delivers record second-quarter and first-half deliveries. Buick sales rise 86 percent on strong demand for new Encore GX, redesigned Envision, and Enclave, creating the brand’s best quarter in more than 15 years. ... Continue reading

Former TrueCar and AutoNation Executive Simon Smith Joins CentralBDC as President and Chief Operating Officer

Former TrueCar and AutoNation Executive Simon Smith Joins CentralBDC as President and Chief Operating Officer

Under Smith's leadership, CentralBDC will continue to support dealerships with its industry leading custom BDC services. ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports June 2021 Sales Results

Mazda Reports June 2021 Sales Results

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total June sales of 32,605 vehicles, an increase of 28.7 percent compared to June 2020. ... Continue reading

BMW of North America Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales Results

BMW of North America Reports Q2 2021 U.S. Sales Results

BMW brand sales have increased by 52.2% compared to the pandemic-affected totals of 2020, while outpacing 2019 totals by 8.9%. The company also reported Q2 2021 sales of 9,340 MINI vehicles in the U.S., a 76.6% increase compared to the time last period year. ... Continue reading

Mister Car Wash Acquires Superwash Express in Florida

Mister Car Wash Acquires Superwash Express in Florida

TUCSON, Ariz., June 30, 2021 -- Mister Car Wash, Inc. (the "Company" or "Mister") today announced the successful acquisition of Superwash Express, a chain of five stores based in Daytona, Florida. The deal brings the total number of Mister stores in Florida to 35. ... Continue reading

A New Database for Electric Car Sales, Models and Technologies from IDTechEx

A New Database for Electric Car Sales, Models and Technologies from IDTechEx

The electric car market has grown rapidly over the past 5 years, with 2020's global sales of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) being 5.5 times larger than in 2015. In fact, 2020's sales were 44% higher than that of 2019 despite the impact of COVID-related shutdowns on the aut ... Continue reading

Driving Forward: A Significant (re)Search for Gender Equality & Empowerment in the Automotive Industry

Driving Forward: A Significant (re)Search for Gender Equality & Empowerment in the Automotive Industry

92c97827d8a04889baef48b674c1ee67.png Driving Forward: A Significant (re)Search for Gender Equality & Empowerment in the Automotive Industry ** Mobility brand Lynk & Co highlights numbers from an underrepresented industry & sets powerful pledge ------------------------------------------------------------ The automotive ... Continue reading

E-Mobility Startup Ridepanda Extends its Funding by $3.75M to Create Happier and Healthier Cities

E-Mobility Startup Ridepanda Extends its Funding by $3.75M to Create Happier and Healthier Cities

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Ridepanda's Co-Founders Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman (Photo: Business Wire) Ridepanda's Co-Founders Chinmay Malaviya and Charlie Depman (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SAN FRANCISCO--Ridepanda, the world’s first online ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Prognostics Market (2021 to 2025) - Featuring Cloudera, Continental AG and Dell Technologies Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Prognostics Market (2021 to 2025) - Featuring Cloudera, Continental AG and Dell Technologies Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Prognostics Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher has been monitoring the automotive prognostics market and it is poised to grow by $6.13 billion during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of over 26% during the forecast period. ... Continue reading

Heavy hitter: Hyzon Motors to supply world's heaviest hydrogen-powered truck to transport company

Heavy hitter: Hyzon Motors to supply world's heaviest hydrogen-powered truck to transport company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 1, 2021 -- Nearly twice as heavy as the Space Shuttle, Hyzon Motor Inc.'s 154-ton hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks are planned for launch in Europe. Hyzon, a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen commercial vehicles, announced today that it will sign a memorandum of understanding to supply the ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Buses Are the Driving Force Behind Fuel Cell Vehicles, Says Information Trends

Hydrogen Buses Are the Driving Force Behind Fuel Cell Vehicles, Says Information Trends

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 1, 2021 -- Close to 600 thousand hydrogen fuel cell buses and minibuses will be in service by 2035, according to a market research study published by Information Trends (www.informationtrends.com). The study, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses," covers hydrogen buses and other public r ... Continue reading

Iteris Awarded Contracts Totaling $1.5 Million to Provide Smart Mobility Planning Services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Iteris Awarded Contracts Totaling $1.5 Million to Provide Smart Mobility Planning Services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Iteris Awarded Contracts Totaling $1.5 Million to Provide Smart Mobility Planning Services for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Photo: Business Wire) Iteris Awarded Contracts Totaling $1.5 Million to Provide Smart Mobility Planning Services for Los Angeles Coun ... Continue reading

July is Fuel Safety Month

July is Fuel Safety Month

News Release Contact: Kathy Ziprik 828-890-8065 ZiprikPR@gmail.com (mailto:ZiprikPR@gmail.com) July is Fuel Safety Month      MIAMI, OKLA. – Following the Colonial Pipeline closure earlier this year, a great deal of attention was focused on how not to transport gasoline and other fuels. ... Continue reading

Karma Automotive Debuts First Club Car Current Vehicles Produced Under Contract Manufacturing Agreement With AYRO

Karma Automotive Debuts First Club Car Current Vehicles Produced Under Contract Manufacturing Agreement With AYRO

MORENO VALLEY, Calif., July 1, 2021 -- Today, the Karma Innovation and Customization Center (KICC) revealed the first Club Car Current vehicles being produced under a contract manufacturing agreement with AYRO, Inc. . These light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) fill the gap between full-sized trucks and small utility cart ... Continue reading

Key Trends That Are Turning Up The Heat In The EV Market - IDTechEx Investigates

Key Trends That Are Turning Up The Heat In The EV Market - IDTechEx Investigates

BOSTON, July 1, 2021 -- The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing rapidly and has even proved resilient to COVID-19 related shutdowns, seeing year-on-year growth throughout 2020. Within the EV market, increases are being seen in battery capacity, range, charging rates, wide bandgap semiconductors, and high-performanc ... Continue reading

Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4 Launches 44 New Sizes

Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4 Launches 44 New Sizes

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 1, 2021 -- An additional 44 sizes of the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All-Season 4 are now available, opening the door for more high-performance and luxury vehicle drivers to experience the category-defying tire. Since launching last year, the Pilot Sport All-Season 4 has bridged the gap between ultr ... Continue reading

NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

dot.jpg 81dc695832ad4f588359a659f0f30aeb.png ------------------------------------------------------------ July 1, 2021 Contact: NHTSA Public Affairs Phone: (202) 366-9550 NHTSAmedia@dot.gov (mailto:NHTSAmedia@dot.gov)  NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard Website makes over 50 years of reca ... Continue reading

PPG Experts to Showcase Future of Automotive Color Styling, Application Technology at Surcar Europe 2021

PPG Experts to Showcase Future of Automotive Color Styling, Application Technology at Surcar Europe 2021

CANNES, France--PPG today announced that its experts will share the future of sustainable automotive color styling and application technology in presentations at the Surcar Europe 2021 automotive engineering and design show, which is being held this week in Cannes, France. Sabine Griesbeck, PPG digital transformation t ... Continue reading

Proteum Energy, LLC Recognized as an Emerging Player in the Hydrogen Industry with the Invitation of CEO, Laurence B. Tree II, to Present at the American Hydrogen Forum

Proteum Energy, LLC Recognized as an Emerging Player in the Hydrogen Industry with the Invitation of CEO, Laurence B. Tree II, to Present at the American Hydrogen Forum

PHOENIX, July 1, 2021 -- Proteum Energy, LLC launched its presence in the hydrogen industry on June 9, 2021 with a presentation by its Chief Executive Officer, Laurence B. Tree II, to a full house at the American Hydrogen Forum in Houston. Proteum Energy Logo Tree's discussion was entitled "SnMR™ A New Steam Reformin ... Continue reading

Purchase Inquiry from Lawren through tradeindia.com

Purchase Inquiry from Lawren through tradeindia.com

Enquiry from LawrenProduct Requirement Details:-Dear Supplier, There is a purchase inquiry regarding your products. Below is the details of Buyer: Name - Lawren BrownCity - Houston State - Texas Country - USA Company - Vee's & Co Trades Ltd. ... Continue reading

Surging Young & Women Population, Growth of E Commerce and Focus towards Non Oil sectors such as Tourism will have Strong Influence in the Bags and Luggage Industry: Ken Research

Surging Young & Women Population, Growth of E Commerce and Focus towards Non Oil sectors such as Tourism will have Strong Influence in the Bags and Luggage Industry: Ken Research

GURUGRAM, India, July 1, 2021 -- The target market for KSA bags and luggage industry includes people from all income categories and comprises of 33.4 mn domestic population as well as 19.7 mn international tourist arrivals demanding different types of bags such as handbags backpacks and laptop or business bags. Increas ... Continue reading

The Presidio Group Advises on the Sale of Six Qvale Auto Group Dealership Franchises

The Presidio Group Advises on the Sale of Six Qvale Auto Group Dealership Franchises

LIVERMORE, Calif.--The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”), a leading investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and investments in the auto retail and consumer mobility sectors, exclusively advised Bruce Qvale and Qvale Automotive Group on the sale of six dealership franchises to the Um ... Continue reading

U.A.E E-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket to 2025- Industry Analysis and Growth Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

U.A.E E-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket to 2025- Industry Analysis and Growth Forecasts - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "U.A.E E-Commerce Automotive Aftermarket Research Report: By Component, Channel, Consumer, Service Provider - Industry Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. From around 194,000 in 2017, vehicle sales in the U.A.E. rose to 263,000 units in 2019. ... Continue reading

Worldwide Automotive OEM Premium Audio Industry to 2025 - Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Worldwide Automotive OEM Premium Audio Industry to 2025 - Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive OEM Premium Audio Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher has been monitoring the automotive OEM premium audio market and it is poised to grow by 3.92 billion during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of over 2% during the forecast period. ... Continue reading

Kia America Announces Best-Ever First-Half Yearly Sales And Best-Ever June Sales In Company History

Kia America Announces Best-Ever First-Half Yearly Sales And Best-Ever June Sales In Company History

After posting three consecutive monthly sales records in March, April and May, June was also a record-breaking month with 68,486 units sold – a 43.1-percent increase over June 2020. ... Continue reading

Official NHTSA Recall Search Tool

Official NHTSA Recall Search Tool

Recall dashboard to make searching for auto safety recall data easy and efficient. The dashboard offers user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data. “This new dashboard provides unprecedented transparency into the recall process,”, "But is not easy to use" says Bob Gordon TA ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time June and Q2 2021 Sales

Hyundai Motor America Reports All-Time June and Q2 2021 Sales

Best June Total and Retail Sales Ever Record-Breaking Q2 Total and Retail Sales Most First Half-Yearly Total and Retail Sales in Hyundai History ... Continue reading

2021 F-150 Hybrid Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 F-150 Hybrid Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 F-150 Hybrid Limited Review by Mark Fulmer Raising the Bar for Light Duty Trucks by Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel Everyone knows about the F-150 which for the last 43 years has been the king of the light duty trucks, but the 2021 model has raised the bar with a bounty of useful, practical add-ons and tech. If you h ... Continue reading

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

With a 797 horsepower supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi pulled from the Challenger SRT Demon its capable of a top speed of 203 miles per hour, making it the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. ... Continue reading

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