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California's Dreaming: It Thinks It Can Force You To Buy A Car You Don't Want
GM Names New Head of U.S. Dealer Network
Auto Sales at Highest Levels Since Recession
ADESA to Auction Harley at NADA Convention to Benefit Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions
Dealers Master Web Search to Land on Page 1 When Consumers Shop
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California's Dreaming: It Thinks It Can Force You To Buy A Car You Don't Want
By Rebecca Lindland

Last Friday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandated that by 2025, 15% of new cars sold in California must have zero or near-zero emissions – in other words, that they be electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf, the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen car and soon the Tesla Model S. But mandates don’t mean people are going to buy these cars, it just means car companies will be forced into making them. Do people even want these cars that CARB is mandating? The data says no.
Source: Forbes

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GM Names New Head of U.S. Dealer Network

General Motors has named Brian Small, general manager of U.S. fleet and commercial sales, as the general director of its U.S. dealer network. Small, 56, replaces Jim Bunnell, who was named to a newly created position as head of the dealer network for GM Europe, GM spokesman Tom Henderson said. Small has been head of GM's U.S. fleet and commercial sales since March 2010. Bunnell, 56, had been head of the U.S. dealer network since March 2010. He now will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Source: Automotive News

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Auto Sales at Highest Levels Since Recession

Automakers sold new cars and trucks in January at the fastest pace since the 2009 “cash for clunkers” program without resorting to profit-sapping discounts, signaling demand returned to pre-recession levels. U.S. light-vehicle sales accelerated to a 14.2 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate in January, the highest since the August 2009 government trade-in program. “We’re on the road to a real recovery,” said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president for forecasting at LMC Automotive in Troy, Michigan. January sales showed “a strength that we haven’t seen since well before cash for clunkers, back into mid-2008 before things started going downhill. That’s a long time.”
Source: Bloomberg

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ADESA to Auction Harley at NADA Convention to Benefit Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions

ADESA will auction a 2010 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe FLSTN during the NADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas. The auction begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the ADESA exhibit (Booth No. 1141) in the Las Vegas Convention Center. There is no reserve. The money raised from the auction will be presented to National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation on behalf of the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence. The NADA convention runs Feb. 3-6. For more information, visit www.nadaconventionandexpo.org.
Source: NADA Newsroom

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Dealers Master Web Search to Land on Page 1 When Consumers Shop

Rick Buffkin is sold on the power of Google to help him sell vehicles. The four-store Beaman Automotive Group in Nashville sells about 100 vehicles a month from Internet leads in part because online shoppers looking for Toyota, Ford, Chrysler or Buick models can't miss Beaman stores on Google. "People turn to Google for everything -- they're taking over," said Buffkin, 36. Google is top-of-mind for dealers across the country as they look to shift marketing dollars from traditional media, such as TV, radio and print, to the Internet.
Source: Automotive News

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The NADA Story

The NADA story began in 1917 when 30 auto dealers traveled to the nation’s capital to convince Congress not to impose a luxury tax on the automobile. They successfully argued that the automobile is a necessity of American life, not a luxury. From that experience was born the National Automobile Dealers Association. Today, NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international.

 
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"We’re on the road to a real recovery."

   
-- Jeff Schuster, senior vice president for forecasting at LMC Automotive, on January U.S. light-vehicle sales, which accelerated to a 14.2 million seasonally adjusted annualized rate, Bloomberg, Feb. 2




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