The retail auto industry has some questions about the EV narrative that’s being spun in the media and pop culture.
Are dealers the problem? Is this whole thing a political issue? What do consumers actually want? And how many people actually plug in their plug-in hybrids?
No one disagrees that EVs are coming and should come. The question is how do we get there and how do we work together to get there?
Our panel this week is full of retail automotive advocates from all sectors. Matthew Haiken is the Retailer Principal of Prestige Collection Auto Group, which includes a Polestar store. Michael Hayes is the Academy Chair for NADA, teaching the upcoming generation of dealers, and worked for an EV startup for 6+ years prior to that. Don Hall is a 40+ year industry titan and the President of VADA. And of course, Daniel Govaer hosts.
Here’s what we cover in today’s episode:
0:00 Introductions and Disclaimer
1:18 Around the Horn on the state of the franchise network
5:09 The Mercedes-Benz x Buccees collaboration is a head scratcher
9:12 What do we do about EV and luxury depreciation?
17:05 New York backtracks on EV snow plows
19:57 Combatting The EV Narratives
30:14 Rapid Fire with today’s winner
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