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Dodge’s New Electric Muscle

Dodge’s New Electric Muscle

Dodge Decision Time — A. Drive toward greater affordability of electric vehicles. B. Increase collaboration in sourcing, development, and production. C. Add an unnecessary gear shift and electric pipe organ to our next car.

Ricart Automotive’s Students and Steers

Ricart Automotive’s Students and Steers

psst. In case you were wondering how hard you should be nodding in silent cowboy-like admiration and approval. Both of those were within the last month. 🤯

We Didn’t Forget You, South Korea!

We Didn’t Forget You, South Korea!

TL:DR — A high-ranking S. Korean-based auto park maker is pulling a divide and conquer, while SK Group, the 2nd largest individually controlled S. Korean conglomerate, invests in safe chargers for apartment buildings. Each move feels like an investment in being key players in the global shift toward electrification.

Target’s Humbling Q2

Target’s Humbling Q2

It is difficult to look at this and not imagine what we would do if we lost 90% of our income, but this is profits. The company paid everybody and all its bills and still has almost $200m for growth. It may embarrass Target, but it won’t hurt Target. Mixing the two up leads to bad choices.

Rethinking How You Manage Inventory Age With Dale Pollak

Rethinking How You Manage Inventory Age With Dale Pollak

Inventory management, exercise, or parenting, almost nothing is better on autopilot. No matter what it is. Ya gotta be in it to win it.

Inflation Reduction Act Signed Into Law

Inflation Reduction Act Signed Into Law

Next to everything this means for US consumers and the climate, does it also feel like a low-key attempt to leave China’s sphere of influence? Or is that just us?

Polestar's New Roadster

Polestar's New Roadster

0-62mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155mph… 🤯 More like the Polestar dragster, amirite?

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

TL:DR — MIT discovered a new material to make semiconductors (please wait 10 years), 15-minute EV charging is here (if you buy a specific battery and charger), and it is too hot to work in China (which is like an essential machine in the middle of an assembly line being down).

Auto Loan Defaults Up, Repossessions to Follow?

Auto Loan Defaults Up, Repossessions to Follow?

Cox Automotive and John Ellis: 1, Doomsayers: 0.

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Paul J Daly created the Automotive State of the Union in response to the chaos and fear of the COVID shutdown in early 2020 with the founding belief that “When Dealers Band Together, No Crisis Can Win.” In 2019, he released “The Automotive Manifesto: How Brand Connection Can Save Retail Automotive” which received high praises from leaders inside and outside the industry.

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