Congressional leaders have signaled that they will scrap a border tax on incoming goods, including cars, as part of a larger tax overhaul proposal.
"While we have debated the pro-growth benefits of border adjustability, we appreciate that there are many unknowns associated with it and have decided to set this policy aside in order to advance tax reform," U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement Thursday.
Some estimates pegged the cost to consumers for a border tax at up to $17,000 on some cars, and automakers rallied this month to kill the tax provision.
It can be difficult to uniformly enforce driver safety policy throughout an organization, but specially configured software from SambaSafety makes it a whole lot easier.
ARI offers a full suite of services that encompass all areas of the supply chain process.
PARS’ mobile app provides real-time updates on vehicle condition, saving time and making vehicle relocation easier.
In Fleet Marketing this week, Ed Pierce winds up his three-part series on marketing scams with some tactics that offer dubious value. Fish in a Barrel and Question That Award Sponsorship (or Entry) are classics ploys to separate you from your marketing dollars.
If you’re wondering how the new FASB lease accounting rules will affect your fleet, you’ll find answers in our Q&A with David Dahm, CFO at LeasePlan USA. But what about interest rates, you say? Dave has some thoughts on that.
Tesla has made a big splash with the Model 3, but we wonder about the paucity of charging stations and how quickly Tesla will address this. Here in Silicon Valley, we see Teslas lined up waiting for a charge. This sharply contrasts with Norway where we saw EV charging stations nearly everywhere.
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Car owners' love affair with new vehicles is stronger than ever, as evidenced by a 9-point increase in the APEAL index from last year - tied for the largest gain ever - according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released today.
In this year's study, the industry average APEAL index increases to 810 points (on a 1,000-point scale), propelled by significantly better scores in 9 of the 10 categories measured and 19 of the 32 brands in the study making positive gains in their performance, compared with 2016.
Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.
The commitment, which follows a similar pledge in France, is part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan, which has been at the heart of a protracted high court legal battle.
The government warned that the move, which will also take in hybrid vehicles, was needed because of the unnecessary and avoidable impact that poor air quality was having on people’s health. Ministers believe it poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year.
The concept of built-in obsolescence should be familiar to anyone that has ever bought a piece of advanced consumer electronics.
Back in the early 2000s, a brand new gaming PC would be out of date faster than its owner could notify all his or her friends of the acquisition. Over the past decade, smartphones have taken over as the devices that keep tempting us to buy new hardware with ever-escalating specs and capabilities.
And as we look forward to the next few years, it looks like self-driving car technology will be one of the fastest-moving areas of innovation.