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PSA Peugeot Citroen Joins Forces With SNAM On EV Battery Recycling

On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Citroen-C-Zero PSA Peugeot Citroen has teamed up with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux), the European leader in battery collection and recycling, to ensure its hybrid and electric vehicle batteries to be recycled at the end of their life cycle. SNAM will be responsible for collecting and recycling high voltage industrial batteries – nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) ...

Tesla Model S Priced From $81,200 Before Incentives

On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Tesla-Model-X The all-new Tesla Model X electric SUV will sell for $81,200 before incentives—which is about $5,000 more than the cheapest version of the older Model S. The Tesla Model X is powered by 70 or 90 kWh batteries. Tesla’s base model, the Model X 70D has a range of 220 miles on a charge. The ...

2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Priced From $34,600 Before Incentives

On Sunday, November 15th, 2015
2016-Sonata-Plug-in-Hybrid The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid arrives in select dealerships with a competitively priced and compelling product that boasts a class-leading 27-mile All-Electric Range (AER). The 2016 Sonata Plug-in Hybrid offers the efficiency of an alternative powertrain with a unique aerodynamic exterior design, best-in-class total interior volume, premium features and advanced safety technology all at ...

Porsche Canada Lowers Panamera S E-Hybrid Price

On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Panamera S E-Hybrid Porsche Canada announced today that it had lowered the starting price of the Panamera S E-Hybrid for 2016 model year, effective immediately. The 2016 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid will now be offered starting at $106,600 – a reduction of $3,400 compared to the 2015 model year. This adjustment effectively brings the price in alignment with ...

It’s Official: The Used Van Market Is Thriving!

On Friday, November 6th, 2015
Van Market We all know that commercial vehicles are durable workhorses. They take a hell of a battering during their lives but are still reliable and capable vehicles. Most of the time, you’ll see vans driven by people in connection with their work. Sometimes you may even see individuals driving them for leisure purposes. There’s no denying ...

Why Today’s Top Auto Dealers Still Rely On Direct Mail

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Auto Dealers It’s no secret that auto dealers will try just about anything (legal, of course) to get you to buy a car. From TV commercials to eye-catching displays outside their showrooms, they do them all. To a large degree, many of those marketing strategies work well for them. After all; most of us need to buy ...

E-Bike Maker Claims Apple Employee Poaching Sunk Business

On Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
E-bike maker claims Apple When promising EV company Mission Motorcycles went bankrupt last month, it said that “we have not earned any cash (or) revenue of any kind.” However, it’s now putting part of the blame on Apple, claiming that it poached several of its top engineers at a critical time. Mission told Reuters that an investor withdrew crucial ...

Nissan Undertakes One Of The Industry’s Biggest Ever Customer Service Transformations

On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Nissan Nissan today announced a new European customer experience initiative which is set to be one of the industry’s broadest-reaching customer service transformation programmes. At the heart of the programme will sit a new Service Customer Promise, which will deliver service consistency across Europe, as well as an extensive dealer refit covering 2,500 sites. This initiative ...

Lexus To Offer No-Haggle Policy At Dealers

On Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Lexus The automotive world hasn’t seen no-haggle pricing in the US since Saturn collapsed in 2009, but Lexus is about to bring it back. The idea originated in company discussions with dealers two years ago, with dealers saying that a segment of potential buyers didn’t enjoy negotiating a price. In order to find out how firm ...

Audi Exec Denies Plans For Turbo R8

On Saturday, August 1st, 2015
2017 Aaudi-r8 Sometimes smoke doesn’t lead to fire. Rumors indicated Audi might drop a turbocharged engine into the latest R8, but now a top executive is throwing a bucket of cold water onto the burning speculation. “The performance potential of this current engine means we don’t need to even look at turbocharging at this point,” Jürgen Königstedt, ...