The suppliers that carve out an electric future won’t be free and clear, though. They’ll still be subject to the pressures of rising prices, semiconductor shortages, trade conflicts, future pandemics and bridge blockades. They need some government support.
A combination of automakers focusing production on high-margin vehicles amid the global microchip shortage, consumers sitting on stacks of pandemic cash, and a looming federal levy on vehicle purchases of $100,000 or more is leading to a surge in luxury sales.
When Automotive News Canada Editor-in-Chief Jeff Melnychuk tuned in to watch the two 45-minute online Automotive News Canada Leading Women Roundtable sessions, he expected to hear the participants discuss the headway being made regarding gender diversity, however slow. That's not even close to what happened.
The Quebec dealers’ association has laid out a detailed health and safety framework for dealerships to reopen their service departments — which were deemed an essential service April 15 — providing a glimpse of the new normal for retail operations nationwide.