Tesla has the benefit of successfully revolutionizing the automotive industry, but GM is set to charge hard into the all-electric, software defined vehicle (SDV) future.
GM feels they will get ahead thanks to the customer service experience through their dealer model. Many Teslas sold by direct sales make their way into GM dealership service bays, giving Tesla owners a chance to see just how high-tech GM latest cars really are, and to see how the traditional dealership experience is evolving to meet future consumer needs with lean inventories and quick order-to-delivery turnarounds.
During GM's Investor Day on November 17, Mark Reuss, President of GM, pointed out that since 2021, their dealers created 11,180 repair orders that had "Tesla" as a vehicle's make or model. "That's a growing business for us, I've got to say. It's a new business, which is great," Reuss stated, with the audience of GM's investors reacting with a slight chuckle.
On November 25, VinFast held a ceremony to mark its first batch of exports of all-electric cars to international markets. The Vietnamese brand sent a total of 999 units of the VF 8 model to the US.
Previously, the VinFast VF 8 was available only in Vietnam. The next step, following the US market launch, will be the export of the VF 8 to Canada and Europe, as well as other international markets in the first quarter of 2023.
VinFast reports that so far it collected roughly 65,000 global orders for the VF 8 and VF 9 electric SUVs (the VF 9 will be launched in Vietnam and international markets in Q1 2023). The company describes the VF 8 and VF 9 as premium electric SUV models.
Digital license plates from Reviver can help your fleet simplify registration renewals, vehicle maintenance messaging and universal tolling.
by Mark Thomas, VP of Marketing and Alliances, Ridecell
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the holiday shipping season is upon us. But while your customers are hoping that their special holiday deliveries arrive on time, more thieves are on the lookout for unattended vehicles and cargo.
Holiday theft can be incredibly costly. Between December 23, 2021, and January 2, 2022, the average cost of a single stolen shipment was $151,199. The primary targets? Electronics, televisions, and major appliances.
With digital key technology, you can enhance your fleet protection by improving theft deterrence and detection and speeding up recovery if it does occur—and enjoy a more peaceful holiday season knowing your fleet will never get away from you.
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