Bourgeois Chevrolet Buick GMC of Rawdon, Que., last fall bought 150 EVs from Ontario dealers who had just lost their provincial EV rebate program. Now, with the help of the federal government's new $5,000 incentive program, Hugo Jeanson, co-owner and general manager, says he'll sell them all.
Premier Doug Ford made a good first impression with Trillium Automobile Dealers Association President Susan Gubasta on Monday. The premier officially killed the Drive Clean vehicle emissions program and vowed to fight the federal carbon tax. Gubasta called Ford "a breath of fresh air" compared to former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne.
Plaza Auto Group’s Robert Stein leads a fourth-generation dealership group at a time when family-run enterprises are being gobbled up by corporations. For the Steins, expanding retail outlets boosts longevity, as does the desire to carry on the family legacy.
Benny Leung plans to build more dealerships on prime property in Toronto. If he gets city approval, he wants to build a bell tower on top of his headquarters and call it “Big Benny.” Hyundai Motor Canada CEO Don Romano loves Leung's "tenaciousness and personality" and calls him a true Canadian-immigrant success story.