Dealers Haven't Embraced Electric Vehicles
Dealers Haven’t Embraced Electric Vehicles

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Episode: 223

Broadcast date: June 3, 2024

Guest: Dave Thomas

Welcome Kia EV9, Long-Term Tesla Model Y,

Why Dealers Haven’t Embraced Electric Vehicles


In for Jill this week is long-time friend of the Show Damon Bell of Damon and Tom opened the show talking about’s long-term Tesla Model Y, and its replacement in the Cars fleet, the all-new 3-row Kia EV9 electric crossover. While the Model Y was generally reliable, small glitches compromised its overall appeal to the Cars staff; listen in for more details. As for the Kia, Damon is so far impressed. Cars will publish regular updates of the EV9’s performance and utility. (link below)


In the second segment, the hosts welcome CDK Global Director of Content Marketing Dave Thomas. Dave shared insights into dealer attitudes toward electric vehicles and EV marketing, and their optimism–or lack thereof–regarding the near- and mid-term success of carmaker EV programs.


In the last segment Damon is subjected to Tom’s “Is it a Lexus?” Quiz.


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