Industry News: Nissan dealer sells first-ever car through Twitter

twitterNissan says it has become the first car brand in Europe to sell a vehicle exclusively through the use of social networking site Twitter within a week.

From first contact with the client to the final decision to purchase – just six days later – all communication between flagship Galician dealer Antamotor and customer Raul Escolano took place via the social media platform.

Known to the dealership as user @escolano, he first courted car companies using the hashtag #compraruncocheportwitter, which means ‘buy a car’ on Twitter. Continue reading “Nissan dealer sells first-ever car through Twitter” »

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Industry News: Toyota Prado sales top 250K

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Toyota’s LandCruiser Prado has passed the 250,000 sales mark in Australia almost exactly 20 years after the first model was introduced in 1996. Cumulative sales for Prado have now reached 250,857 vehicles.

Over its life, Prado has averaged 12,500 sales per year. In the past decade, from 2006-2015, the selling rate has been even higher at an average of more than 14,560 a year.

Only two other SUVs – Toyota’s LandCruiser wagon and RAV4 – have posted more sales in Australia. Continue reading “Toyota Prado sales top 250K” »

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Industry News: Graham: the new face of car crashes

GrahamEvolutionary science and human vulnerability are at the centre of a new initiative called ‘Graham’ – an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability – to reduce road deaths and injuries.

The Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has launched this week its latest road safety project, highlighting how susceptible the human body is to the forces involved in transport accidents.

In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the TAC has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a world-renowned Melbourne artist to produce Graham. Continue reading “Graham: the new face of car crashes” »

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Industry News: Diesel powered vehicles growing in popularity

diesel-fuelThe number of diesel powered vehicles registered in Australia has increased by more than double that of petrol powered vehicles in 2016, according to new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Diesel powered vehicles increased by 1.2% to 20.9% and remain the fastest growing fuel type for all vehicles.

The annual snapshot of all vehicles registered for use on Australian roads shows that the total number of vehicles fueled by diesel increased by 293,217, in comparison to 114,337 petrol powered vehicles added to the Motor Vehicle Register since 2015. Continue reading “Diesel powered vehicles growing in popularity” »

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Industry News: Perth added to shipping schedule from Japan

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BenS1Another port has been added to Dolphin Shipping Australia’s vehicle shipping and logistics service between Japan and Australia.

Perth has now been added to Dolphin’s twice-a-month service into Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The addition of Perth also marks the first anniversary  of  Dolphin  working alongside Maltacourt Vehicle Logistics.  The partnership between the two companies was launched in 2015, to provide an all-inclusive shipping and logistics  package  into Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Continue reading “Perth added to shipping schedule from Japan” »

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Industry News: Ontime Earth efficiencies

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Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 10.52.18 AMNational transport firm, Ontime Group, has signed two major automotive-industry clients after winning contracts to provide delivery fleet services for Goodyear in Sydney, and Burson Auto Parts in Brisbane.

Established in 1983, Ontime Group offers an in-house transport solution for companies that either run their own vehicles and drivers, or require deliveries within the capital cities of Australia. The firm also specialises in providing transport management, technology and analytics that deliver savings and efficiencies to clients.

Ontime general manager Walter Scremin says: “Sometimes there are benefits to using smaller companies over huge multinationals, including the ability to specialise in a certain area, to be more responsive, and to offer more personalised service.” Continue reading “Ontime Earth efficiencies” »

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Industry News: First ever national heavy vehicle safety survey launched

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The largest ever national survey of the heavy vehicle fleet was officially launched this week at Australia’s Heavy Vehicle Engineering Conference (ComVec) in Melbourne.

Currently, different data and inspection regimes are undertaken in each state and territory which means that the roadworthiness of heavy vehicles nationally is unclear.

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) chief Sal Petroccitto said the National Roadworthiness Baseline Survey, which would begin on August 1, would allow the NHVR to properly understand the health and roadworthiness of Australia’s 520,000-strong heavy vehicles. Continue reading “First ever national heavy vehicle safety survey launched” »

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Industry News: Samsung invests $625M into Chinese EV maker

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samsung logoElectric vehicle manufacturer BYD, already backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire, has received a huge investment from electronics and engineering giant Samsung.

Shanghai Samsung Semiconductor bought 52.3 million BYD shares at 57.4 yuan apiece in a private placement that raised 14.5 billion yuan in total from six investors, according to a statement to Shenzhen stock exchange.

Samsung pursued a stake in BYD after its affiliate was among foreign battery makers left off a list of suppliers approved by China, where sales of electric vehicles are surging and the government has sped up construction of charging points. Continue reading “Samsung invests $625M into Chinese EV maker” »

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