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CarNow Extends Strategic Collaboration with J.D. Power’s Darwin Automotive to Improve Digital Car Buying Journey

CarNow Extends Strategic Collaboration with J.D. Power’s Darwin Automotive to Improve Digital Car Buying Journey

J.D. Power division integrates CarNow’s Real-Time Messaging™ capability within its digital retailing platform

FRIKINtech Launches First Fully-Automated Equity Mining for Dealers

FRIKINtech Launches First Fully-Automated Equity Mining for Dealers

EQUITYiQ automatically mines for customers and releases burden from dealers to focus on the sale - not farming through cold calls.

Hyundai Goes Solar (No Not Like You Are Thinking)

Hyundai Goes Solar (No Not Like You Are Thinking)

Riddle - A tech company and an automotive company walk into a restaurant and the host says “Table for 1?” How can this be!?

Chinese Demand, Carvana Stocks, and Exotic Cars

Chinese Demand, Carvana Stocks, and Exotic Cars

TL; DR - Tesla says their Chinese sales are aok, and you should mind your business. Carvana should mind its business, but, like, in a ‘get things in order’ kinda way, and the used car business is seeing an influx of exotic cars as Crypto investors face a time “between prosperity.”

Mazda Invests In Electrification

Mazda Invests In Electrification

It would be super sage-like to say, “The longer you wait to accept change, the more expensive it will be,” but we aren’t sure Mazda would have saved any money if they did this last year. It's a weird world.

Suntrup Pushes Back

Suntrup Pushes Back

The list of services dealers provide is already long, but we will make room for “Counter cyber banditry” anytime we get a chance!

World Cup Update

World Cup Update

Are we going to turn into a daily World Cup update email? Nah. Are we going to let you know how the USA is doing when we can? Absolutely. ⚽

A Little Auto Trivia

A Little Auto Trivia

TL; DR - GM fixes Teslas, Ford builds a city, and Domino’s delivers electric pizza.

Chinese EVS, European Drivers

Chinese EVS, European Drivers

At least in Europe, a 200-mile battery range can get you through 9 countries before needing a charge.

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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.

The startup Paul founded in 2003 was acquired by Dent Wizard International in 2018 enabling Paul to pivot his focus to serving and empowering other organizations to grow and thrive. His weekly Clarity Compressed Podcast has featured guests such as marketing master Gary Vaynerchuk, Carvana CEO Ernie Garcia, NYT best seller and Storybrand CEO Donald Miller, and more.

A Philly native, Paul calls Syracuse, NY home with his wife, four children, three dogs, two cats and whatever other pet his kids can talk him into.

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