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E-Dumper: The Largest Electric Vehicle in the World

Here comes some really big news: a dump truck is about to become the largest fully-electric vehicle on the planet. In the next several months, the Komatsu HD 605-7 (also known as the E-Dumper) will begin carrying materials down the Chasseral mountain, in Switzerland, powered solely by an enormous 4.5-ton battery pack. Researchers in Switzerland […]

Sept. 19, 2017
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Dealer Group Donates to Search & Rescue

This is an example of a dealer group doing good on a very consistent basis.

Sept. 18, 2017
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mechanics-strike-automotive-news Back to Work in Chicago

After seven weeks, the labor strike in Chicago has finally come to an end. Nearly 2,000 mechanics in the Chicago area will go back to work Monday after an agreement between the mechanics and dealerships was approved. According to Mark Bilek, spokesman for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, the new deal was approved on Sunday […]

Sept. 18, 2017
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Hyundai Motor America Names New CEO

Hyundai Motor America has named Kyung Soo Lee as its new president and CEO. Lee will begin his post effective today. Jerry Flannery, general counsel and executive vice president of HMA, has served as interim CEO since late December 2016, when then-CEO Dave Zuchowski was fired. Hyundai said in a statement, “Mr. Lee has an […]

Sept. 18, 2017
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Sep
15
2017
The Most Popular Vehicle in Every State

According to a study conducted by Kelley Blue Book, the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States is the Ford F-150. But that doesn’t mean the F-150 is every state’s vehicle of choice. KBB compiled the following list of the most popular cars in America by state. The list is based on the number of […]

Sept. 15, 2017
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Ford’s “Seat Suit” Self-Driving Test

The van’s driver put on an elaborate “seat suit” to create the appearance of a self-driving car.

Sept. 15, 2017
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Omaha Man Chases Down Truck Thief in Underwear

Brian Burk heard his 2013 Ford F-150 start up a little after 2 am. When he got up to look out the window, he saw the truck leaving his driveway. The 40 year old from Omaha, Nebraska – still in his underwear – got into his wife’s SUV and followed his stolen truck. “The only […]

Sept. 15, 2017
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Dealership Rooftop Navy Outreach

The message of support is intended for pilots zooming high above the dealership.

Sept. 14, 2017
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Black Book: Price Moves as Dealers Strive to Replenish Inventory

The two hurricanes that recently stormed through the U.S. are starting to affect what Black Book is noticing at auction. In its Market Insights report this week, Black Book noticed a “little strengthening in the wholesale space,” probably due to dealers looking to replace the vehicles damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “Dealers […]

Sept. 14, 2017
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Sep
13
2017
2 Dealership Test Drives, 2 Thefts

One would-be car shopper took a vehicle on a test drive and headed home. 75 miles away…

Sept. 13, 2017
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BREAKING: Longtime Executive Leaves Tesla

Tesla has just announced the departure of Diarmuid O’Connell, vice president of business development, from the company. O’Connell was one of Tesla’s most tenured employees, having worked for the automaker for more than a decade. Tesla released an emailed statement, saying in part, “For more than 11 years, Diarmuid has played an important role in […]

Sept. 13, 2017
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12
2017
Tesla Gives Out Range During Hurricane

Tesla offered some of its owners more range, just in time for a hurricane evacuation.

Sept. 12, 2017
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