Hamilton, ON – July 19, 2018 – CARSTAR continues to expand across North America, and today, hits the mega milestone of 600 stores with the opening of CARSTAR Sudbury (Autoworks), conveniently located at 440 Falconbridge Road, Sudbury ON, P3A 4S4.
CARSTAR continues to lead the industry in annual sales, total locations, customer satisfaction and premier collision repairs. With no plans to slow down any time soon, this brand new massive 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is an excellent representation of the behemoth CARSTAR has become.
It’s a matter of time before electric and autonomous vehicles become commonplace, but perhaps not as soon as much of the automotive and technology industries think. Potential obstacles to EV growth include battery recycling and generating sufficient electricity to sustain charging infrastructure on a global scale.
“It's not just innovation,”Gestamp founder and president Francisco Riberas says. “You have to be profitable, too, and you have to produce a lot.” While Volkswagen manufactures 43,000 vehicles per day, Tesla barely reaches 40,000 EVs in one year “because making cars is not so easy, even if they are electric cars,” he says.
Read the article at WardsAuto.
Trump's tariffs would add several thousand dollars to the price of each car sold in the United States, cutting sales and leaving automakers and their major suppliers with less money for research and development, industry groups say. One casualty of such protectionism would be breakthrough technologies for self-driving vehicles.
Research into the technologies needed to make self-driving and electric vehicles a consumer staple is expected to be so costly that most companies will base their main development work in a single location, industry executives said. General Motors has warned that the tariffs “could delay breakthrough technologies and threaten U.S. leadership in the next generation of automotive technology.”
Read the article at The Washington Post.
The Trump administration's proposal to impose tariffs as high as 25 percent on imported cars under the guise of boosting national security has been met with stiff opposition from the auto industry. Such levies, they warned, would result in higher car prices and industry-wide job losses.
"Simply put, auto tariffs are a massive tax on consumers," Jennifer Thomas, vice president of federal affairs at the Washington-based Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers said. "Industry analyses show that a 25 percent tariff would raise the price of an imported car nearly $6,000 and the price of a U.S.-built car $2,000. When vehicle prices rise, demand drops. Lower demand means less production. And when production declines, job losses follow."
Read the article at The Detroit News.
August 15, 2018 -- 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT -- Online
Instructor: Ed Pierce, Communications Director, The CEI Group, Inc.
Multinational companies are under increasing pressure to match their North American fleet safety efforts worldwide, even in countries with much different driving landscapes. CEI’s Ed Pierce, Director of Communications, will explain the need for culturally-considered risk assessments and training, as well as data collection, integrity, and reporting. He will also illuminate the need for consultative services, single source data management, and consistent driver communications.