Day: March 1, 2021

Semiconductor shortage halts auto factories

The Santa Clara, Calif.-headquartered company did its best to ramp up production for car manufacturers at its three big factories in the United States, Germany and Singapore, Caulfield said in an interview. But its efforts alone couldn’t fix a supply problem that had been building for months as an unprecedented surge of demand far outstripped supplies across the globe, leaving manufacturers of all kinds in the lurch.

The shortages have forced General Motors and Ford to slash production in three states as well as in Canada and Mexico, threatening jobs at the auto companies and their suppliers. The White House has already leaned on big chip producers and their host nations, including Taiwan, to increase output, but on Friday, governors from eight states urged President Biden to “redouble those efforts,” warning of a “growing list of automakers, suppliers, and dealers negatively affected by the shortage.”

Semiconductors are the brains behind

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Car & Automotive,automotive industry,Car & Mechanical,Car & Classic,motorcycleTransport infrastructure consists of the fastened installations, together with roads , railways , airways , waterways , canals and pipelines and terminals similar to airports , railway stations , bus stations , warehouses , trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and gas stations ) and seaports Terminals could also be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance. She noted that there’s relatively more cross-border collaboration amongst manufacturers within the electrical car business so far, and that the way forward for the industry going forward will rely extra on making batteries cheap sufficient so that consumers will want to switch over to electric automobiles. In lots of nations, the tax charge for a diesel automotive is very high and it is then less expensive to drive a petrol, gas, hybrid or electric automobile. My tip is to purchase a traditional car brand and a standard engine. … Read More

Car Buyers Move Online To Eliminate The Dealer Jerk-Around, Buyer Satisfaction Climbs to an All-Time High

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Look How Happy He Is

Editor’s Note: Now what does this say about historic dealer antics…hmmm

Atlanta, Jan. 25, 2021 – There was a time when consumers rated the car-buying process roughly on par with a stubborn root canal. But those days are passing into the rearview mirror now, as auto dealers move more steps of the retail process online resulting in consumer satisfaction hitting an all-time high, according to the new Digitization of End-to-End Retailing (DoEER) study by Cox Automotive.

With buyers spending less time at dealerships and benefitting from more efficient, digital retailing processes, those who were “highly satisfied” with the overall shopping experience reached 72%, up from 60% in 2019. The average vehicle buyer now visits only 2 dealerships in the vehicle buying process, down from 2.7 in 2016.

“According to our data, car buyers have never been happier,” notes Cox Automotive Vice President of Research

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