LEXUS DRIVERS MOST SATISFIED: POLL

More Australian Lexus drivers are satisfied with their vehicle than owners of any other make, according to a Roy Morgan Research poll. The poll found that 96 per cent of Australian Lexus owners were satisfied with their cars, compared to…

LAUNCHING A NEW MODEL: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

In the words of the late-Bill Tuckey, Australia’s finest motoring writer, “When anything can go wrong with a new model press launch, it will.” Perhaps, most famously, even for supposedly bullet-proof Toyota. Convinced the quality of the Coronas from the…

TELEMATICS BECOMING COMMON IN FLEETS

New research shows that nearly half of Australia’s road transport fleets now use telematics systems. The survey, conducted by ACA Research for fleet management company Teletrac Navman, found that 46 per cent of Australian transport companies use telematics to manage…

‘VENDING MACHINE’ CAR RETAILER TO GO PUBLIC

A US used car retailer that allows customers to buy cars online and pick them up from towers resembling giant vending machines has, according to reports, approached investment banks for an initial public offering. The company, Carvana, has supposedly hired…

UK’S EV UPTAKE OUTSTRIPS CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE

The United Kingdom’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with the public’s increased uptake of electric vehicles (EVs). According to data obtained from charge point database Zap-Map by UK online publication Auto Express, by the end of…

10 QUESTIONS FOR SUPERCARS CEO, JAMES WARBURTON

One of our nation’s most referenced expressions is that Australians are obsessed with sport. In considering such a theory there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to Australia’s top sports. The categories vary somewhat in popularity, depending…

TESLA TO TARGET UTE MARKET

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s plan to diversify his electric vehicle stable beyond luxury vehicles to utes is gathering interest among Australian tradespeople. The Toyota Hilux was Australia’s biggest-selling car in 2016 while, in the US, Ford’s F-150 ‘pickup truck’ is…

HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN MILLENNIALS IN SALES TEAM

Millennials – if you read too many articles about them online you will probably never want to hire one for your sales team. Often described as ‘entitled’, ‘lazy’, ‘distracted’, there are plenty of negative things being said about millennials. The…

OPEN SOURCE FOR AUTONOMOUS CAR

Educational tech company, Udacity, whose plans for a self-driving car concept we detailed last edition, promised to open source the complete design. To that end the company has released its self-driving car simulator via open source licence. With a working…