GOVERNMENT WORKING ON AUTOMOTIVE FRANCHISING REFORMS

In a video message at the AADA Convention, the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, confirmed that the Government would be introducing mandatory regulations before the end of the year to reform franchise relationships in the automotive sector….

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES MANDATORY DATA SHARING

In a move that has ramifications for service departments across the country, the Australian Government has announced it will introduce a mandatory data sharing law for service and repair information. The government announced its decision during a specially convened meeting…

AADA WORKS ON POINT-OF-SALE EXEMPTION CHANGES

The AADA has been working with the Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) on the Government’s decision to abolish the Point-of-Sale exemption. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated that legislation will be prepared by 1 July 2020. AADA/AFIA have commissioned research…

DEFERRED SALES MODEL FOR ADD-ON INSURANCE?

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is proposing the introduction of a deferred sales model as a means of regulating the sale of add-on insurance and warranties by caryard intermediaries. ASIC had previously flagged the concept and, after three…

GET MOBILE: CARSALES INSIGHTS DATA

The latest Carsales market watch report highlights the key consumer search trends, which include sunroofs and slow follow-ups. As well as mobile browsing, the report says 25% of enquiries come via text messaging; 30% of enquiries are still made over…

ELECTRIC SALES NEED A KICK-START: REPORT

A new report has called for greater education and infrastructure around electric vehicles (EVs) as sales in Australia lag behind those in other countries. The study, undertaken by Nielsen and released in late October, reveals that while electric vehicle sales…

EV COLLABORATION REQUIRED: US STUDY

A US study conducted by Cox Automotive has concluded that collaboration between Dealers and automakers is the key to widespread adoption of EVs. The Cox Automotive Evolution of Mobility: The Path to Electric Vehicle Adoption Study reports that, without collaboration…

EV SERVICING – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

The fewer moving parts a car has, the fewer things can go wrong. Electric vehicles (EVs) have fewer moving parts than conventional petrol or diesel cars, which makes them simpler to service. Maintenance needs and safety requirements for hybrid electric…

NEW FAST-CHARGING EV BATTERY

In a development with the potential to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), engineers in the US have discovered a way to recharge electric cars in just 10 minutes, overcoming one of the biggest obstacles with electric vehicles. Electric…