Dealership technology giant CDK Global is getting out of the cookie business. CDK is closing Fresh Beginnings, a bakery that Hugh Hathcock and his wife, Judy, started in 1985 as a source of gourmet gifts to help his dealership clients build relationships with their customers. CDK acquired the bakery in 2018 when it bought eLead1One,
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U.S. sound technology pioneer Dolby and Swedish digital audio specialist Dirac are looking to expand their immersive in-car audio solution to European and North American automakers after winning business with Chinese startup Nio. Dirac vice president Lars Carlsson, who is head of business development automotive, said the company is poised to make business announcements linked
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Owning a Lamborghini is a dream for many but unfortunately, it’s something that only the wealthiest of individuals will ever get to experience. That’s where replicas and Lamborghini-inspired bodykits come in. If you’re a regular reader of CarScoops, you’ve probably seen plenty of Lamborghini replicas over the years. Some of them are pretty impressive but
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LONDON – Last-mile transportation provider B-On, led by former BMW board member Stefan Krause, plans to build on its acquisition of electric delivery van maker StreetScooter Engineering. Krause told Automotive News Europe his next aims are to add an electric three-wheel van maker and to develop an “urban mobility” passenger vehicle. Krause, who was BMW’s
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6:37 PM ET Associated Press LEBANON, Tenn. — Justin Allgaier routed the field at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday for his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season. The JR Motorsports driver led 134 of the 188 laps in his Chevrolet and beat Trevor Bayne by 4.513 seconds on a hot, steamy afternoon in which
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SHANGHAI – Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. will start mass production next year of its latest EV battery, with greater efficiency that lets electric vehicles drive longer distances on each charge, the company said on Thursday. The world’s biggest battery maker is scrambling to retain its top position against competition from rivals such as BYD, which will
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By William Johnson Posted on June 24, 2022 Sources familiar with Cadillac’s Celestiq say that the new hyper-luxury vehicle will be selling for $300,000 and up. This comes shortly after Cadillac released more teaser images of the vehicle’s interior. According to the Wall Street Journal, a source familiar with the Cadillac Celestiq project has stated
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10:29 PM ET Associated Press NORWALK, Ohio — Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force broke both ends of the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park track record Friday night to open qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In the final pair of the second session, Force had a 3.666-second run at 333.08 mph, the
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Genesis is pushing back the launch of the Electrified G80 sedan after a planned spring showroom debut. The automaker didn’t disclose the reason but said more details about pricing and the on-sale date will not be available until late summer or early fall. As recently as Wednesday, June 22, Genesis’ website said the electric sedan
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As Volkswagen begins U.S. production of the ID4 compact crossover, two experienced, high-profile executives who helped guide the rollout of the brand’s electric vehicle transition on the continent have departed the automaker for high-tech startups. Matt Renna, 36, previously VW Group of America’s vice president for e-mobility — and a 2020 Automotive News Rising Star
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Bruton Smith, a pioneer-turned-titan in both auto retailing and motorsports, leveraged small roles selling cars and promoting dirt-track races as a youth to create two moneymaking business giants. Smith, founder of Sonic Automotive Inc., NASCAR Hall of Famer, racetrack owner and philanthropist, died Wednesday, June 22, at 95. Smith launched Sonic, of Charlotte, N.C., as
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