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Nevs Inks $12B Deal With Chinese Panda New Energy

On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
Electric-saab-9-3-prototype National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) and the Chinese company Panda New Energy Co., Ltd. have signed a strategic collaboration agreement. According to the agreement, Nevs will provide Panda with 150,000 9-3 sedan electric vehicles until the end of 2020. In addition, the agreement also includes 100 000 other EV products and services from companies associated to ...

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 ...