Month: June 2021

Nutson Weekly Auto News Roundup June 20-26, 2021


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AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO June 27, 2021 Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel’s
“take” on this past week’s automotive news, condensed into easy to digest new>s Nuggets.

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Automotive Battery Aftermarket Market in Auto Parts & Equipment Industry | Technavio | State

NEW YORK, June 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Set to grow by 26.28 million units during 2021-2025, Technavio’s latest market research report estimates the automotive battery aftermarket market to register a decelerating CAGR of almost 2%. With a focus on identifying dominant industry influencers, Technavio’s reports present a detailed study by the way of synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. This report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will decelerate during the forecast period. Amara Raja Batteries Ltd., East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., EnerSys, Exide Industries Ltd., GS Yuasa Corp., LG Chem Ltd., Panasonic Corp., Robert Bosch GmbH, Saft Groupe SA, and Toshiba Corp. are some of the major market participants. Although the aging vehicle fleets will offer immense growth opportunities,

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Grappone Automotive Group plans new Mazda dealership | Transportation

Grappone Automotive Group plans to build a new Mazda dealership in Concord but could face delays due to the shortage of construction materials.

“Our goal is to have a shovel in the ground next year,” said Amanda Grappone Osmer, the company’s fourth generation owner.

The company is waiting for approval from the city to build the dealership at 134 Manchester St. It has been working with Warrenstreet Architects Inc. and Mazda’s corporate design team to design the stand-alone dealership, which Mazda has been requesting for a couple of years.

“We went back and forth quite a bit trying to figure out the best way to pull it all off,” Osmer said last week.

Grappone Mazda, which opened in 1973, is one of the oldest family-owned Mazda dealerships in the country. While Mazda has moved around to a few different places around the Grappone complex, it has been at its current

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Apple’s car obsession is all about taking eyes off the road

At first glance, the forays Apple Inc., Google and other technology giants are making into the world of cars don’t appear to be particularly lucrative.

Building automobiles requires factories, equipment and an army of people to design and assemble large hunks of steel, plastic and glass. That all but guarantees slimmer profits. The world’s top 10 carmakers had an operating margin of just 5.2% in 2020, a fraction of the 34% enjoyed by the tech industry’s leaders, data compiled by Bloomberg show.

But for Apple and other behemoths that are diving into self-driving tech or have grand plans for their own cars, that push isn’t just about breaking into a new market — it’s about defending valuable turf.

“Why are tech companies pushing into autonomous driving? Because they can, and because they have to,” said Chris Gerdes, co-director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University. “There

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