COVID-19 Democrats Republicans and car sales

COVID-19 Impacts Democrats and Republicans Differently, Strategic Vision Research Reveals Strategic Vision released its annual results, focusing on new-vehicle buyers' similarities and differences based on their self-identified political affiliation. These include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents and those who identify as leaning Liberal or Conservative with no stated party preference. Given COVID-19's impact on the economy, [...]

By |2020-10-12T07:12:39-07:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Politics|0 Comments

Audi, VDOT, and vehicle-to-everything C-V2X

C-V2X technology study in Virginia Audi of America, Virginia Department of Transportation, and Qualcomm Leads work with American Tower Corporation, Commsignia, and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on initial deployment aimed at expanding roadside and vehicle safety use cases Audi Q8 SUVs equipped with C-V2X technologies including road construction alerts and red light warnings Next-generation C-V2X [...]

By |2020-10-02T19:07:03-07:00October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Autonomous vehicles|0 Comments

Porsche SE, Toyota invest in Aurora Labs

Over-the-Air (OTA) Just like the human body, Aurora Labs believe that cars should be able to sense when something is not working and heal themselves. Aurora Labs’ Self-Healing Software enables continuous, reliable, and cost-effective rollouts of new automotive features. ~ Aurora Labs. Aurora Labs has secured $23 million in Series B funding from top automotive [...]

By |2020-10-22T06:47:19-07:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Technology|0 Comments

COVID-19 takes a toll on the EU car sales

European car sales down 32% for the first 8 months of 2020 COVID-19 is affecting businesses worldwide, including new car registrations. The European countries were hit the hardest initially with COVID-19, and the European market is showing a substantial decrease as it continues to climb back health-wise and economically. In July 2020, registrations of new [...]

By |2020-10-02T08:38:50-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse! California

California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Bestsellers in primary segments: Compact Car: Honda Civic Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-Series Mid Size Car: Toyota Camry Compact SUV: Toyota RAV4 Near-Luxury Car: Tesla Model 3 Mid Size SUV: Toyota Highlander Luxury Car: Mercedes E-Class Luxury Mid Size SUV: Lexus RX california 2008 thru 2021 We know [...]

By |2020-08-20T07:06:48-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, California, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors, Toyota|0 Comments

Car survivors and thrivers of 1st half of 2020

Can 2020 get any worse? Yes, but... Pickup share has been resilient in the wake of COVID-19 CUVs are gaining slightly, with increased share year-over-year Car segment shares continue to decline EVs gaining slightly, while plug-ins are declining Improvements underway across the luxury segments Looking ahead to the balance of the year, the IHS Markit [...]

By |2020-08-19T21:17:28-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, electric vehicles (EV), Luxury vehicles|0 Comments

COVID-19 is getting old, so is your car

vehicles in operation (VIO) getting older The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the US has risen to 11.9 years this year, about one month older than in 2019, says IHS Markit. Several factors have contributed to pushing the USA average vehicle age higher, according to IHS Markit. While vehicle scrappage rates [...]

By |2020-07-30T08:20:28-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news|0 Comments

Covid-19 and cars costing more cash

People are willing to pay for safety from Covid-19 Women and men alike are realizing the dangers of COVID-19, including when they are driving their vehicles or in a shared car. Anti-microbial coatings are a desired feature for high-touch surfaces inside a personal vehicle, including door handles, steering wheels, displays, and consoles, according to a [...]

By |2020-07-15T13:24:29-07:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

First quarter 2020 car registration insights

Q1 2020 Automotive Registration Trends & Analysis Report Experian always comes out with interesting in-depth statistics on car sales, registrations, and the car inventory on the roads of the United States of America. The biggest news is that the Ford F-150 dropped from first place to third place in year-over-year registration from 1st Quarter 2019 [...]

By |2020-07-03T13:59:24-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news|0 Comments

General Motors doesn’t need a bailout

GM using credit instead of a bailout This is what I'm talking about, a company that has capital, or the ability to get capital instead of begging to the Government for a bailout. General Motors knows the hit it took in 2008 when it went through a bailout. There are still people that won't buy [...]

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