SYDNEY TO TRIAL ON DEMAND TRANSPORT SERVICES

In October the NSW Government will launch the first-ever series of On Demand public transport trials, which will bring the bus to commuters. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, said the trials were a first for NSW and would…

KIA TOPS J D POWER SURVEY

Kia has topped J D Power’s Initial Quality Study in the US, which ranks brands by the number of flaws found by owners in their new cars in the first 90 days of ownership. The study is one of the…

INCENTIVISE FOR PROFIT, NOT TURNOVER

In a time when cost management is at the forefront of most dealership managers’ minds, is it worth revisiting traditional commission structures in order to align employees’ interests with those of the business? With employee costs representing the largest expense…

JOIN OUR STUDY TOUR TO NADA 2018

AADA invites Dealers to join us on our study tour to the 2018 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in Las Vegas next March. NADA is one of the most powerful advocacy groups in the USA. Its membership of 19,000…

ELECTRIC SUPER HIGHWAY FOR QUEENSLAND

The Queensland Government will build one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways, a 2,000km stretch with 18 free recharging stations. Environment Minister and Acting Main Roads Minister, Steven Miles, officially kick-started the EV revolution in the state with the…

US AUTOMAKERS UNITE TO FIGHT COUNTERFEITS

A non-profit group of 11 major US automotive manufacturers is cracking down on sales of counterfeit airbags and other automotive parts. The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) first formed in 2014 and has now grown to include 11 automakers that, collectively,…

MANUFACTURING FUND TO BRING AUSTRALIA INTO 21ST CENTURY

The Federal Government’s announcement in the May Budget that it will introduce an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund recognises the value of Australia’s automotive industry and will help turbocharge Australian manufacturing into the 21st century. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries…

RENAULT-NISSAN ALLIANCE TOP ELECTRIC VEHICLE MAKER

The Renault-Nissan electric vehicle alliance continues to go from strength to strength. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling all-electric car in history; the Renault Zoe is performing strongly in Europe, and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is also contributing to sales. Including…

FLEET MANAGEMENT NOW A PROFESSION

The Australasian Fleet Managers Association (AfMA) has partnered with Swinburne University to develop a Diploma of Leadership and Management, aimed at providing the skills required by fleet managers and other automotive professionals. The course creates a pathway to a Graduate…