Category: Feature

DUTCH GROUP CONVERTS TESLA TO HYDROGEN

Netherlands gas supplier, Holthausen Group, has taken a Tesla Model S and hacked it to run on electricity and hydrogen. Combined with their ‘Project Hesla’ components, the vehicle can travel 1000km – more than double the distance of the cheapest…

FCAI BACKS TAKATA RECALL

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) said the industry would move “heaven and earth” to satisfy the requirements of the compulsory Takata airbag recall announced by the Federal Government. “The safety of our customers is our utmost priority,” FCAI…

LET’S TALK ABOUT STAMP DUTY

Every year, retail automotive Dealers collect billions of dollars on behalf of state governments, a fact not highlighted enough by us and thus under-appreciated by governments. The industry collects stamp duty in the order of $6 billion annually for state…

LCT HAS TO GO!

Momentum is building for the abolition of the Luxury Car Tax – an unfair, regressive tax that impacts negatively on car affordability and, some argue, is hindering the adoption of electric vehicles. The tax, which is the only luxury tax…

THE VALUE OF A CUSTOMER REVIEW

Reviews are incredibly important for businesses like restaurants. While they are not as vital for the auto industry, they are becoming more and more important. Not only are they important to a vast majority of potential customers, they’re also responsible…

KPMG GLOBAL SURVEY PREDICTS CHANGE

KPMG released its 2018 Global Automotive Executive Survey in February, outlining key automotive trends around the world. One of its key findings was that 56 percent of executives believe physical retail outlets will be reduced by 30 to 50 percent…

DOWNWARD TREND IN UK DEALER SATISFACTION CONTINUES

The UK’s NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey Winter 2017/2018 has been released, articulating the level of satisfaction Dealers have with their franchise relationships. The survey was conducted in January 2018 and asked the views of franchised Dealers about their ongoing relationship…