Driving sales: Demand high, inventory low for many auto dealers | Business

TUPELO • A truck carrying eight GMC trucks and SUVs was on its way to the Dossett Big 4 dealership last Wednesday. Before the vehicles could be unloaded, four had already been sold.

At Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet, the redesigned 2021 Chevrolet Blazer is in high demand, and owner Dwayne Blackmon can’t get midsize SUVS and trucks fast enough. The Blazer saw its best quarter ever, with sales up 45%, General Motors said.

For automobile dealers, 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty good year, especially considering a rough second quarter when the pandemic shut down factories and consumers pulled back on spending. While sales for the year are lower compared to a year ago, most automakers’ third quarter sales improved from the second quarter.

“We’re up; we just wrapped up September, and it was better than last September,” said Rudy Dossett, whose dealership sells Buick, Cadillac and GMC. House

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Tesla Model 3 Price Too High? Dirt-Cheap Used Electric Cars Can Be Good Deals

The used EV has arrived.

It was only nine years ago that the first won’t-break-the-bank electric cars arrived.

Those non-Tesla EVs — like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt — weren’t priced at $80,000 like the Model S and the first- and second- generations of those cars have been hitting the used car market over the last several years.

And with a Long Range 2020 Tesla Model 3 starting at about $47,000, “dirt cheap” for an EV is anything under $20,000.

A couple of the better sites for used EVs are MYEV and CarGurus.

Most of the used EVs cited below are first- and second-generation electrics that were sold roughly between 2011 and 2017.

Note: all prices are based on a used vehicle

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China New arrival high Temperature Hepa Filter Specially designed for automobile painting drying tunnel on Global Sources

High-Temperature Filters
Product Features
Max. Operating Temperature: 300℃
Compact box construction, ultrafine glass fibre and frame completely seal combination
Thin aluminum foil separator design, smooth air flow
Low pressure drop, high dust holding capacity, long service life
Efficiency class: F6, F7, F8, etc. 

Product Description
The filter paper of the HV company from U.S.A is used as the fiter media. After the filter paper bended by the machine, the square of the air inlet side make the airflow vertically through the filter paper effectively and make the construction resistance lower and so reduce the fan energy consumption effectively.
The aluminum foil as a piece of the corrugated separators effectively prevent the filter being punctured after the special crimping processing.
air exit side air inlet side
The aluminum mesh protect the air exit side and the inlet side and the ribs of the air exit side further strengthen the intensity of

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Battlefield High School Teaching Assistant Dies In Car Accident

HAYMARKET, VA — A teaching assistant at Battlefield High School in Haymarket died in a car accident Friday night. Drew Roadarmel, a 2015 Battlefield High School graduate, was studying to become a teacher, following in her parents’ footsteps.

“She has been an outstanding teaching assistant and was wonderful for our staff and students,” Battlefield High School principal Ryan Ferrera said in an email Saturday to the high school community.

Roadarmel received her master’s degree in special education and teaching from George Mason University this year, according to her LinkedIn page.

One of Roadarmel’s younger brothers is also a Battlefield High School graduate and the other is a senior at the school. Her cousin is a first-year teacher in the school’s science department. Her father is an assistant principal at Battlefield and her mother is a teacher at Bull Run Middle School.

“We will have a difficult time as we grieve

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Government incentives push electric car sales to record high in Germany

Volkswagen's ID4, the brand's first electric SUV, on show in Saxony, Dresden, Germany, on 23 September. Photo: Robert Michael/Picture Alliance via Getty
Volkswagen’s ID4, the brand’s first electric SUV, on show in Saxony, Dresden, Germany, on 23 September. Photo: Robert Michael/Picture Alliance via Getty

The shift to electric cars is gaining momentum in Germany, thanks in large part to government-backed incentives that are encouraging buyers to make the switch to electric and hybrid vehicles.

Figures published by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority on Monday show registrations of new all-electric vehicles (BEVs) have risen by 260% in September, from the same month in 2019, to 21,188. These now account for an 8% share of the overall car market.

Hybrids make up just over 20% of the passenger-car market, with registrations up 185% last month from the previous September.

As part of its coronavirus stimulus package, the German government decided not to fund discounts on fossil-fuel cars or back a cash-for-clunkers scheme, but rather to support the switch to clean mobility by doubling subsidies

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With vehicle inventory low, new car price tags are at a record high, says Kelley Blue Book

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – If you’re in the market for a new ride, now might not be the best time to get a bargain. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) estimates the average transaction price of a new vehicle is at a record high of $38,000.

a car parked in a parking lot: WAFB

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Traditionally, you find model-end-year deals on new cars around this time. But the coronavirus shut down vehicle production for three months in the spring and car lot sales shrank.

“The better selling vehicles, the more popular vehicles just weren’t built. So, you’re not going to find a great deal on a previous model,” said Matt DeLorenzo, the Senior Managing Editor for Kelley Blue Book.

This vehicle industry expert says the inventory is low for SUVs and trucks, but some lots are stocked with sedans and compact cars. That might be where you score the best deal.

Don’t expect

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Nifty Auto index outperforms; Balkrishna Industries hits fresh record high

Benchmark indices extended gains for the second straight session and currently trading at day’s high in the afternoon session. The Nifty Auto index climbed over 2.9% or 223.85 points at 7,893.35 levels.

Shares of Balkrishna Industries hit a record high on the BSE on Monday on the back of heavy volumes. The stock is up over 7.5% on the NSE.

Tata Motors and TVS Motors jumped over 4.5% each, Bosch climbed 4%, M&M, Eicher, MRF and Maruti were up in the range of 3-4%, Hero Motocorp gained 2.5% and Motherson Sumi up 2% on the auto index.

Meanwhile, auto companies will announce their monthly sales data for September from October 1.

India Ratings and Research on Friday in auto sector report said that the retail sales are likely to continue to lag behind wholesale sales in September 2020 although the sector has reported a month-on-month rise in sales over May-August

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The high privacy cost of a ‘free’ website

Kara Zajac said SPART*A, a small nonprofit serving transgender military service members and veterans, helped her begin her transition while in the Navy. To give back, she volunteered to build the group’s website in her spare time after leaving the military—and kept her eye on a key value: privacy.

“I don’t track users,” Zajac said. “Not everyone in the military is wanting to be known for being trans. They might not be out yet. So any time we can protect privacy in that way, we try to do it.”

She said she only allowed three trackers on spartapride.org: cookies from Twitter and Facebook that accompany their “like” buttons on the site, and one from Disqus, a commenting platform she got through a prepackaged website theme she bought off the internet for $59 to build the site.

But when The Markup scanned spartapride.org using our new instant privacy inspector, Blacklight, we

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Auto Finance Market Have High Growth But May Foresee Even Higher Value | BMW, Volkswagen, JPMorgan, Daimler, General Motors

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Sep 24, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
(New Jersey) A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “Global Auto Finance Market Report 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Auto Finance Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Ford, Volkswagen, JPMorgan, Daimler, BMW, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, WFC, Citi, Bank of America & ICBC.

What’s keeping Ford, Volkswagen, JPMorgan, Daimler, BMW, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, WFC, Citi, Bank of America & ICBC Ahead in the Market? Benchmark yourself with the strategic moves and findings recently released by

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