Get Newsletter Submit a Tip

Variable Ops

BMW Falling Behind as Markets Shift Towards Electric Cars

As reported by Automotive News, BMW recently held a “combination pep rally/horror film” for some 14,000 of their employees in Munich, hoping to scare their employees into caring about electric vehicles.

April 26, 2017
Continue Reading  
Report: U.S. Dealerships Continue Hiring Employees Amidst Flat Profit Margins

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s NADA Data 2016 report, U.S. dealerships are continuing to hire new employees, even amidst flat profit margins.

April 21, 2017
Continue Reading  
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Dropped By 1.7 Percent In March

March sales of U.S. light-vehicles fell by 1.7 percent, as many major automakers experienced decreases, including Honda, Ford, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia. Although truck demand is strong, these numbers suggest that the auto industry’s car sales boom is losing momentum. In 2016, light-vehicle sales reached a record high of 17.54 million. However, even with […]

April 4, 2017
Continue Reading  
Volkswagen Receives Approval To Sell Repaired Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen is now able to sell diesel-powered cars in the United States again for the first time since its emissions scandal was revealed.

March 30, 2017
Continue Reading  
China’s Tencent Holdings Purchased 5 Percent Stake In Tesla

China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd has purchased a 5 percent stake in Tesla for $1.78 billion, marking the latest investment by a Chinese internet company in the potentially lucrative market of self-driving vehicles and related services.

March 29, 2017
Continue Reading  
Mar
29
2017
Porsche Partners With Disney Institute To Improve Customer Experience

In an effort to improve Porsche’s in-person customer experience, the company is planning a new dealership training program in partnership with the Disney Institute.

March 29, 2017
Continue Reading  
EPA Plans To Review Its Methods For Detecting Vehicle Emissions Fraud

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said it plans to review whether or not the agency’s internal controls are effective at detecting vehicle emissions fraud, according to a report by Reuters.

March 13, 2017
Continue Reading  
Volkswagen Pleads Guilty In Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen has plead guilty to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3 billion settlement reached with the U.S. Justice Department in January over the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal.

March 10, 2017
Continue Reading  
First Look At The 2017 Geneva Motor Show

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show is now underway, and many exciting vehicles have already been unveiled.

March 8, 2017
Continue Reading  
General Motors Is Selling Opel To PSA Because Of Changing Landscape In Europe

General Motors says it decided to sell Opel to PSA because the changing geo-political and regulatory climate in Europe demands more investment

March 6, 2017
Continue Reading  
BMW Will Not Be Offering Android Auto As An Option

Dieter May, BMW’s senior vice president of Digital Services and Business Models, said the German automaker will not be offering Android Auto as an option in its vehicles.

March 1, 2017
Continue Reading  
College Student Makes Honda Civic Self-Driving

A college student from the University of Nebraska figured out how to transform his Honda Civic into a self-driving car for just $700.

March 1, 2017
Continue Reading