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Equifax, Oplogic Stop Fraud at MI Dealership

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 1.7 percent of identity fraud complaints “indicated that auto loans or leases had been generated fraudulently,” up from 0.8 percent in 2015. Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company, is working with CRM solutions company Oplogic to help reduce threats from synthetic identity fraud. Synthetic identity fraud occurs when […]

June 27, 2018
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Italy Sets Goal of 1 Million EVs by 2022

Italy’s government has its sights set on an impressive (and expensive) goal: getting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2022, which could cost the government $10 billion in incentives.   In May, the League and Five Star Movement haggled over a contract to govern. In the contract, Five Star inserted a passage on […]

June 26, 2018
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Moody’s Predicts Impact of Trump Auto Tariff

Moody’s has forecasted major issues for multiple aspects of the automotive industry if President Trump goes forward with at 25% tariff of European vehicles.

June 25, 2018
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EU Will Respond to U.S. Tariff Moves

The European Union will respond to any U.S. moves to raise tariffs on cars “made in the bloc,” said a senior official from the European Commission. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the following: “If these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on […]

June 25, 2018
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Uber Launches Pilot Program Geared Towards EV use

Uber is launching an effort to motivate its drivers away from traditional fossil-fuel powered engines in part by offering its drivers using electric vehicles cash incentives as part of a new pilot program. The ride-sharing company announced the pilot program and its cash incentives with the goal of “facilitating at least 5 million trips over […]

June 22, 2018
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Trump Threatens 20% Tariff on European Auto Imports

The tariff, if enacted, could have a sizeable impact on European automakers and their U.S. dealerships.

June 22, 2018
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Ford and VW “Exploring a Strategic Alliance”

On Tuesday, Ford and Volkswagen announced that they will be “exploring a strategic alliance” to work jointly on potential projects in an effort to improve both companies’ global competitiveness. “Markets and customer demand are changing at an incredible speed,” Dr. Thomas Sedran, Head of Volkswagen Group Strategy, said in a statement. “Both companies have strong […]

June 21, 2018
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Germany signs deal to allow flying car testing

In a eyebrow-raising move, a deal was signed to allow flying “taxi” testing. How far off are actual flying cars?

June 21, 2018
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Volvo: 25% Plastic Components by 2025

Volvo has already developed an alternate XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV that appears identical to the original model, but has recycled plastic components.

June 20, 2018
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GM Invests $175m into Cadillac, Hail Batters 250 Dealership Cars

A massive hail storm ripped through a Colorado Luxury dealership. The aftermath involved damage to 250 vehicles on the lot.

June 19, 2018
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Audi CEO Arrested Over Diesel Scandal

UPDATE 10:45 AM 6/19/18 Today Volkswagen has announced they temporarily promoted Bram Schot, a Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing to replace Rupert Stadler as Audi’s CEO. In a press release by Audi, they say Mr. Stadler has requested to be released from his position. The Supervisory Boards of Volkswagen and Audi have […]

June 18, 2018
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The Car Generation Z Will be Known for

If Generation Z-ers aren’t on your mind yet, they will be. By 2020 they are expected to make up 25-percent of the Nations population. And that means what cars are most popular are about to change. Currently subcompact cars are what many young people are buying. But the Gen-Z and Millenials U.S. sales of subcompact […]

June 18, 2018
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Automakers urge state governors to boost EV and zero-emissions sales

Last Monday, the Alliance for Automobile Manufacturers representing a dozen automakers said it had sent letters to nine state governors entreated them to encourage demand for zero-emissions vehicles. The letters were sent to the governors of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont between May 31 and June 6. […]

June 18, 2018
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Tesla Test Drive on the Salt Flats

A Tesla employee stopped in Utah for a quick test drive on the Salt Flats this week. Michael Striker, an Equipment Maintenance Technician for Tesla, based in Fremont, California, was driving home to California from Ohio when he decided to do a speed test with his Model 3 in the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, “It […]

June 15, 2018
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Worlds First Digital License Plate

As cars have advanced in nearly every way one aspect of them has always stayed the same. I’m talking about the license plate. But now, one company is working to change the license plate from metal to digital. It is called the “r-plate” and it’s made by a company called Reviver Auto. According the CEO […]

June 14, 2018
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