The fall in sales of new cars in France continues
© Olivier Martin-Gambier The fall in sales of new car in France continues European sales of cars continue to drop with a fall of 14% in the first half of this year . The sales of Automobiles fell 14% in the European Union in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021, said the association of European manufacturers (ACEA). Electronic, some 4.6 million new vehicles have been sold in the European Union, where the main markets all display two -digit falls.
© Chevrolet EV drivers and shoppers have questions, and General Motors' EV Live platform has answers.
- A new website run by GM offers live, one-on-one question and answer sessions for anyone curious about the benefits of owning an EV.
- You can book a “tour” with an EV specialist to learn about home and public charging, battery technology, and other topics. Users can see the specialist and ask questions via voice or text, but the video stream only goes one way.
- GM says the mission here is to sell the EV experience, not just more GM EVs.
Starting today, GM is offering EV Live, a free educational platform that allows anyone curious about electric vehicles the chance to talk with an EV specialist over the Internet as part of a personal virtual tour that provides answers on how you can make the shift to an electric car.
Porsche puts latte for return: thrust through electric cars
The sports car manufacturer Porsche takes a lot before the planned IPO for the coming years. Management around Chief Oliver Blume wants to benefit primarily from the increasing number of rich people, but also earn on the swivel to pure electric cars. For this purpose, the company in some areas also goes separate paths from Wolfsburg's group mother Volkswagen: The software for its own electric cars is to be created on its own due to delays in the VW software subsidiary Cariad.
“EV Live lets us meet people where they are and have a real conversation about electrification,” Hoss Hassani, GM vice president of EV Ecosystem, said in a statement. “We’re selling the EV experience, rather than specific EVs.”
GM is correct that some car buyers could use a helping hand to better understand electric vehicles. A May study by J.D. Power found that 24 percent of car shoppers said they are “very likely” to consider an EV for their next vehicle. Thirty percent of the people who were not interested in EVs said the reason was a lack of information. “Because firsthand experience with EV technology is still not entirely commonplace, shoppers need to be better informed about the ownership experience they offer,” J.D. Power said about the survey results.
The Average Used Car Price is Now $33,000
Data shows that used cars are commanding a $10,000 premium above normal pricing levels.Thanks to data compiled by CoPilot, we can see just how much consumers are paying for used cars as of last month. By tracking virtually every dealership in the US, the data shows the average transaction price of a used car has risen to $33,341, a $172 fall from the used market's peak at $33,513 in March. Looking back at pre-pandemic and early 2020 data, that's $10,046 above projected normal prices for used cars.
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The Q&A tours happen at a sort of virtual customer information booth called the EV Live studio. To visit, the EV-curious need to make an appointment at the EV Live website or, if you’re lucky, you can sign up for an on-demand live tour, if a host is currently available.
During your time with the host, you can ask questions via voice or text chat. The EV specialist will provide an answer, possibly with an assist from one of the website’s dynamic displays about home and public charging, battery technology, the sustainability of EVs, possible commercial applications, and information about how GM’s EVs connect with smartphone apps.
Currently, GM is only offering one-on-one tours, but group tours will be available later this year. GM will also provide prerecorded sessions in the future, if you just want to watch and not interact with a host. EV Live offers a one-way live video feed during tours so the guest can hear and see the host, but the host has no ability to see video from anyone taking the tour.
EV Live will conduct live sessions seven days a week between 9 am and midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends (Eastern time).Looking to purchase a car? Find your match on the MSN Autos Marketplace
He has not been able to sell his house for 10 years because of an electric post .
© Pascal Huot/Pascal Huot - Stock.adobe.com An Enedis electric pole would be the cause of this confusion. The cadastre had to think that he was not on a sidewalk but on the field of Jean-François. is an ubiquitous story. Jean-François is Owner of a house with a 500 m² garden, in the city center of Lyon (69). Until then, nothing abnormal but, when he decides to separate from his property, 10 years ago, He notices an error on plans.