Reviews: Ford dealers will soon need permission from the group to sell electric vehicles

2023 Honda Civic Type R Doesn't Fix What Isn't Broken

  2023 Honda Civic Type R Doesn't Fix What Isn't Broken While many of the Type R's final details are still TBD, Honda's hot hatch doesn't seem to be radically different than before -- and that's perfectly fine with us.The only hard data we have right now is that the 2023 Civic Type R will be powered by a tweaked version of the current car's 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine. The CTR will also have a six-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching.

The certification requires larger investments on the part of the dealers.

E-Autos von Ford könnten bald nur noch bei zertifizierten Händlern zu finden sein. © Shutterstock / Jonathan Weiss E-cars from Ford could soon only be found at certified dealers. At a conference with the Ford dealership network in the USA, the company has announced how it wants to proceed with the sales of its electric vehicles in the future. Ford dealers who want to offer the brand's electric cars must invest up to $ 1 million. This is reported by Electrek , which was present at the event. In order to continue selling electric cars such as the Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F150 lightning, the retailers will soon have to meet some conditions. Only if these are fulfilled will you be officially "Model E certified" or "Model E certified elite." From January 1, 2024, dealers may only sell petrol engines and diesel vehicles without certification. This prerequisite must be met so that the retailers can continue to sell EVs, you have to complete a training session where you learn everything about the Stromer so that you can pass on this knowledge to customers. To do this, you must also deliver the vehicles to your customers to your front door and offer customers an electric rental car. The most important thing for Ford is the charging infrastructure. Every dealer who offers electric cars must have their own fast loaders. According to Ford, 96 percent of the US population lives less than 32 kilometers from a Ford dealer. 85 percent are only around 15 kilometers from the nearest dealer. Ford wants to ensure that buyers of the electric cars have charging infrastructure nearby, even if they cannot load the car at home. Investments are due for Ford that the dealers have to invest around $ 500,000 in a publicly available quick loader with at least 120 kilowatts. You also need a charging station for the workshop to be certified. With these two charges, the dealer would have fulfilled the infrastructure goals in order to be certified. If dealers want to reach elite status, at least three charging stations are necessary. For this, Ford estimates the investment amount at at least $ 900,000. Elite retailers are not limited to retail. By January 1, 2024, the dealers can decide whether they want to receive a certificate or not. If you do not want to invest in the first round, you have another chance in 2027. A few months ago, Ford CEO Jim Farley announced the vision that sales from Ford should take place 100 percent online .

Every fourth package goes back: Germany is a "Retour European Champion" .
The people in Germany ordered the Internet for 99 billion euros last year-and each fourth package completely or with part of the goods. This has been determined by economists from the University of Bamberg. © Every fourth package goes back: Germany is "Retour European champion" estimated 530 million packages with 1.3 billion articles have decreased to the dealers. Germany is “European return champions”, the researchers said on Wednesday.

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