In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Stories of the Week of April 10-14

In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Stories of the Week of April 10-14

These were the top five collision repair news stories published on Autobody News this week. Scroll through to get caught up, or if you want a second read.

EPA-emissions-standardsEPA's Strongest Emissions Standards Ever May Boost EV Sales

As proposed, the emissions regulations would be phased in from 2027 through 2032. The EPA expects such measures to reduce emissions by a minimum of 40% by 2030 and save car owners $12,000 over the course of ownership, so long as they own a car that complies with the new rules.

Read the full article here.


After Nearly 2 Years, New-Vehicle Prices Fall Below Sticker Price in March

A nearly two-year trend was broken in March when the average price Americans paid for a new vehicle fell below the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the first time in 20 months, according to data released April 11 by Kelley Blue Book, a Cox Automotive company.

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Tesla U.S. Sales Trajectory Confuses Analysts

Tesla is by far the top EV seller in the U.S. According to new data from Experian, Tesla still controls more market share than all 23 of its competitors combined. However, many of the indicators from the new data are setting off alarms for some analysts, creating divided opinions and confusion.

Read the full article here.


Self-Driving Fleet Causes Traffic Disruption on Foggy Morning in SF

A group of five Waymo self-driving vehicles baffled some residents in San Francisco’s Balboa Terrace neighborhood after they stopped in the middle of a residential street early April 11. Waymo later explained the event. 

Read the full article here.


Hyundai, AAA Offer Options for Customers Affected by TikTok-Inspired Thefts

Under the program, AAA insurers will issue new and renewal policies for eligible affected Hyundai customers. 

Read the full article here.

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