How to Gain, Optimize, and Use the Right Used Car Data
Anil Goyal, Black Book’s new VP, Automotive Valuation and Analytics, provides some recommendations that dealers can heed in seeking to utilize used vehicle market analytics to optimize the buy and the sell process.
This entails using every possible used vehicle market source to be sure you are aware of the supply and demand of vehicles on your lot and in the auction lane.
As we enter the spring market, it is critical that dealer used vehicle management be as knowledgeable about what vehicles are “hot” and to understand why inventory management can make or break the used car profits of a dealership.
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AU.TO is a true search engine akin to Google in terms of speed, breadth, and ease of use, but it is tailored specifically for cars.
AU.TO has been designed to deliver the best car buying and selling experience possible.
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A new column by Bob Pease, Collector Car Editor & Expert
Automotive Digest is excited to present Bob Pease, a leading edge advertising executive, vintage car owner, winemaker, and respected expert on collector cars for many years. Bob's most recent accomplishments include the design and production of the incredible Cord Complete Book, published last year. See and even buy the book at www.cordcompletebook.com
Bob will be aggregating and editing significant news, developments, and events involving vintage and classic vehicles every two weeks with coverage from the U.S. and global marketing.
Lithium batteries is the place to be – according to Tesla Motors, BYD Co., and A123 Systems. But they’re not just being manufactured to power plug-in electric vehicles.
Chinese automaker BYD Co., backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will be adding 18 gigawatt hours of global production for batteries over the next three years, putting it on par with Tesla Motor’s $5 billion “gigafactory” for electric vehicle battery manufacturing and energy storage capacity.
While Wanxiang Group is still working to relaunch the Fisker Karma, its recently acquired battery maker A123 Systems is moving away from electric cars, at least in the US.
A123 Systems’ two Detroit-area factories are producing lithium-ion starter batteries for Mercedes-Benz.
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View All du Toit joins Black Book from Jacada, Inc., where he was the executive director of Product Management and led the company’s transition from on-premises systems to cloud-based SaaS products. He has worked globally in product development in England, South Africa, and Hong Kong and co-founded a successful technology company that specialized in Web and Enterprise systems architecture and implementation.
He earned a BS in Computer Science from Rhodes University in South Africa and holds a JD from Concord Law School and is admitted for practice in the State Bar of California.
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NextGear Capital, a Cox Automotive company, announced that John Wick has been promoted to chief strategy officer. In this expanded role, Wick will draw upon his 20 years of experience to form the NextGear Capital Strategy team to help leverage the company's Cox Automotive opportunities. Wick''s team will create efficiencies and alignment using finance as a bridge to deeper Cox Automotive relationships. Additionally, he will continue to serve as General Counsel for NextGear Capital.
This senior leadership position appointment is among several strategic moves being made to position the company to take on more of a focused approach towards its customer service model as it continues to grow.
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