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CCC Intelligent Solutions Holdings Inc., a leading SaaS platform for the P&C insurance economy, on May 5 announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:51

Connecticut Body Shops Facing Backlog in Car Repairs

Written by Ben Crnic, Journal Inquirer

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If you’ve been waiting endlessly for body repairs to be completed on your vehicle, you are not alone.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 13:38

Nebraska, West Virginia Racing Enthusiasts: RPM Act Co-Sponsors on Ballot in May Primary

Written by SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Nebraska and West Virginia will hold their 2022 primary elections on May 10, and it’s important to know which candidates support racing when going to the polls or voting early.

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CIECA has announced the formation of a new Standards Development Committee focused on OEM repair procedures and build sheet data.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 12:04

Ford Launches Certified Glass Network

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Ford is putting customers first when it replaces windshield and other glass components on a vehicle.

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CARite Corporate, LLC, through its philanthropic organization, Car Dealers Care National Foundation, announced a $300,000 donation to the Cornerstone Schools Foundation by its Metro Detroit dealerships.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 11:01

Arizona to Widen Interstate 10

Written by Tom Joyce, The Center Square

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In a long-fought win for local officials, Arizona will soon widen a portion of Interstate 10.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 10:42

GM CEO Barra Leans on Price Parity to Take Out Tesla in Race to EV Superiority

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants to catch Tesla by mid-decade, and she plans to lean on cheaper electric vehicles that are more comparable in price to gas cars to do it.

Thursday, 05 May 2022 09:56

On The Lighter Side: Plymouth Belvedere Was Buried For 50 Years

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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Turns out, that wasn’t the ideal way to store a car for five decades.

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CARSTAR, North America’s fastest growing network of independently owned and operated collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Auto World Collision San Jose, located at 2151 S. 10th St., San Jose, CA 95112.

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Crash Champions, LLC, recently sponsored a series of Recycled Rides® events organized by the National Auto Body Council (NABC) over the past two weeks.

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DCR Systems on May 4 announced Mirak Automotive Group in Arlington, MA, is the second company to sign an area development licensing agreement with the company.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 14:24

Ford Reports 139% Increase in EV Sales in April

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Ford reported an incredible growth rate for its electric vehicle sales with a 139% increase in sales in April, on the strength of the Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit.

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The entire 2023 lineup of Volvo cars in the U.S. will consist of mild hybrid, hybrid or electric vehicles equipped with Google built-in, Volvo Car USA announced May 3.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:45

Automakers Report April Sales

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Automakers on May 3 began reporting sales results for the month of April 2022.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:31

North Carolina Lawsuits Could Challenge State's Red Light Camera Law

Written by Victor Skinner, The Center Square

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A Raleigh, NC-based law firm is representing residents challenging red light cameras in Greenville and Wilmington based on alleged violations of a state constitutional prohibition on local legislation aimed at public health.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:23

AASP-MN Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) is pleased to announce it has awarded scholarships totaling $20,000 to help automotive service and collision repair students pay for tuition or tools during the 2022-23 school year.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:12

Ford Cleared to Begin Shipping F-150 Lightning to Dealers

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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Ford will begin shipping units of the new, all-electric F-150 Lightning to dealers in the coming days after the pickup received an “OK-To-Buy” status on all trims.

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LeasePlan USA on May 4 released the results of its first USA EV Readiness Index, a comprehensive analysis of the preparedness of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for electric vehicle transition.

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Earnhardt Auto Centers has donated $245,000 to TOPS for Kids, a nonprofit organization, which will use the money to provide scholarships for needy children who attend Payson Christian School. 

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Carvana, the leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars online, on May 4 launched its newest Car Vending Machine, located in San Francisco, CA.

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Autonomy, the electric vehicle subscription company that offers the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to get a Tesla Model 3, continued its California rollout, adding Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties to its available areas, the company announced May 4.

 

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Hiring new technicians and shop staff is a massive challenge for the collision repair industry.

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 08:36

CIF Announces BASF as Annual Donor 

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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) is delighted to announce BASF will participate in the CIF Annual Donor Program at the Urgent Care tier with a $5,000 pledge.

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The future of collision repair rests with the industry's newest body technicians, many of whom are currently in school.

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In 2021, more than four in 10 Americans lived in a county hit by climate-related extreme weather, and 80% lived in places that experienced a multi-day heat wave. 

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 13:57

Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill that Could Impose Usage Fees on Electric, Hybrid Vehicles

Written by Victor Skinner, The Center Square

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A bill to impose annual road usage fees for electric and hybrid vehicles gained approval from the Louisiana House Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.

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The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) on May 3 announced the addition of Scott Kaboos, a 20-year industry veteran, to the newly created position of principal, OEM technical lead, as well as a collision repair subject matter expert (SME).

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Dave Luehr’s leadership division, The Limitless Entrepreneur, announces its next virtual masterclass, “5 Keys to Attracting Top Talent," at 1 p.m. CDT May 12.

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 09:47

Tesla Bill for Direct Sales in Connecticut Postponed Again 

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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Lawmakers believe a bill in Connecticut---which would have permitted EV manufacturers like Tesla and Rivian to sell directly to consumers, provided they do not already sell through a dealership---isn’t likely to pass this year.

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Service King announced May 3 the company is actively seeking hundreds of teammates to help transform the way collision repair operates and set the standard for how customer service is performed.

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Crash Champions, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, announced May 3 it has acquired California’s Costelli & Pardini Auto Body, a Bay Area repair shop located at 2002 Palm Ave. in San Mateo, and Idaho’s Ruben’s Body Shop, a repair shop located at 911 3rd St. S in Nampa.

Monday, 02 May 2022 16:40

2022 SEMA Show Registration Now Open

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Registration for the 2022 SEMA Show, the premier gathering for the automotive specialty-equipment industry, is now open at www.semashow.com/register.   

Monday, 02 May 2022 16:32

Biden Administration Announces $3B Plan for U.S.-Based EV Battery Manufacturing

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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The Biden Administration made a massive push toward the eventual domestication of the electric vehicle supply chain in the U.S. on May 2, announcing it will launch a $3.16 billion plan to boost U.S.-based EV battery manufacturing.

Monday, 02 May 2022 10:31

Sen. Joe Manchin Blasts EV Tax Credit Expansion, Calls for Hydrogen Development

Written by Joey Klender, Teslarati

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, on April 28 blasted a potential expansion of the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, while also calling for the development of the hydrogen sector to decarbonize the transportation industry.

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Crash Champions, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, announced May 2 it expanded its Southern Florida footprint through the acquisition of Auto Collision Technologies, a single shop located at 8401 SE Federal Highway in Hobe Sound, and Paint-N-Motion, Inc., a single shop located at 23732 SW 132 Ave. in Homestead.

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April marked the beginning of service for the 2022–2023 AASP-MN Board of Directors.

Friday, 29 April 2022 12:25

Luxury Cars Stolen in Florida Found in Illegal Grow Operation in Oregon

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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During a search of property in southwest Oregon, authorities found four luxury cars stashed away, which raised suspicion.

Friday, 29 April 2022 12:10

Chrysler Destination Charge Lawsuit Filed in Delaware

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com

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A Chrysler destination charge lawsuit alleges the automaker makes a profit from the delivery fees charged to customers who purchase new vehicles from dealerships.

Friday, 29 April 2022 11:36

Report: Texas, Florida Best States for Business; California Worst

Written by Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

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Texas and Florida are the best states for business again, according to this year’s annual ranking published by Chief Executive Magazine. California remains the worst.

Friday, 29 April 2022 11:18

Driven Brands Acquires All Star Glass

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Driven Brands Holdings Inc., North America’s largest automotive services company, announced the continued expansion of its auto glass offering in the U.S. with the acquisition of All Star Glass.

Friday, 29 April 2022 11:13

Tesla Now More Profitable than Ford, GM, Despite Selling Far Fewer Vehicles in Q1

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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Ford and GM deliver far more vehicles per quarter than Tesla, and they also tended to earn more money than the EV maker---but the latter is no longer true. 

Friday, 29 April 2022 10:59

62% of 2017 to 2019 Chevrolet Bolts Have Had Battery Replaced

Written by Andrei Nedelea, InsideEVs

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Chevrolet is in the process of replacing the battery packs of the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, as the original pack had defects that could cause a fire---18 such incidents were officially confirmed and linked to bad batteries.

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Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., reported record first quarter 2022 net income of $237.7 million, an increase of 156% from $92.8 million in the prior year quarter.

Friday, 29 April 2022 10:32

‘We’re Trying to Turn a Nightmare into a Dream with Tesla Insurance:’ Musk

Written by Jack Williard, Reinsurance News

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During Tesla’s recent Q1 2022 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk and CFO Zachary Kirkhorn shared key details about Tesla’s new insurance offering that uses real-time driving behaviour data.

Friday, 29 April 2022 10:14

Electrification Coalition Releases Report on Electric Rental Car Program

Written by Abigail Andrews

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The Electrification Coalition released a new report detailing the lessons learned from a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that brought about the deployment of electric vehicles in a large rental car fleet.

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Three Toyota employees were honored by the Manufacturing Institute (MI) with STEP Ahead Awards at a ceremony held April 28 in Washington, D.C.

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Excitement for the 2022 SEMA Show is ramping as exhibitors prepare to select their booth locations during Priority Space Selection, May 2–18.

Friday, 29 April 2022 08:18

USPS Sued Over New Gas-Powered Delivery Vehicles by UAW, States

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati

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The United Auto Workers union, 16 states and four environmental groups recently filed lawsuits against the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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Car insurance comparison site Insurify released its report, “The 5 Biggest Car Insurance Myths: What Most Americans Get Wrong About Their Policies,” on April 28.

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LKQ Corporation on April 28 reported first quarter 2022 results that reflect year-over-year improvement in revenue and earnings per share.

Thursday, 28 April 2022 13:43

On The Lighter Side: Broad Arrow Group To Feature Jim Taylor Collection In Single Owner Auction

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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This prestigious collection features more than 120 motor cars with no reserve!

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The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is hosting a free webinar for service technicians at 4 p.m. ET May 3, “Plastics Identification for Effective Repairs.”

Thursday, 28 April 2022 12:11

CIECA Welcomes New Member Origami Risk

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Origami Risk has become a CIECA corporate member.

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Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America, has expanded its partnership with the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) for 2022, continuing its commitment to providing career growth and leadership opportunities for women in the paint, collision and glass repair industry.

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The first quarter of 2022 saw average Length of Rental (LOR) for collision replacement-related rentals increase 4.9 days when compared to 2021.

Thursday, 28 April 2022 10:32

Amid Elon Musk’s Buyout, Twitter Blows Past Q1 2022 Forecasts for User Growth

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati

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With Twitter agreeing to a takeover by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on April 25, the social media company canceled its scheduled Q1 2022 earnings call, but it released its first-quarter 2022 results.  

Thursday, 28 April 2022 10:24

Veteran Granted Car from Longstanding Cranford, NJ, Business

Written by Jennifer Glackin, TAPinto Cranford

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One lucky veteran was gifted a car from Benner's Auto Body, which has been in Cranford, NJ, since 1910.