Here are highlights from the latest Automotive News 'Daily Drive' podcasts, May 2-5, hosted by Jamie Butters.
“The market has been driven sky high because the truth of the matter is ... franchisees have a little bit more money to spend than us independents.” -- Amanda Gordon, owner of independent dealership GoJo Auto in Denver, on the competitive market for high-mileage used vehicles
“I asked [Carfax marketing VP Scott Fredericks] what are the things that people look at on the report. No. 1, by a country mile, is accident history. ... If it’s been maintained well and it’s a one-owner car and it’s got a full service history, then I think dealers are taking a closer look.” -- Richard Truett, Automotive News reporter, on high-mileage vehicles
“I think I like the two-track approach that Hyundai and Kia are taking. They’re keeping their first-generation EVs, which are very good, and get good range like 250 or so. But they don’t charge very fast because they’re on the older 400-volt battery system. New ones charge twice or even three times as fast. But they’re keeping those for people who use it as a commuter car.” -- Laurence Iliff, Automotive News reporter, on the surge of U.S. electric vehicle registrations
“It’s the question that every VW dealer in the United States has today and will have tomorrow. [VW is not] saying who’s going to sell it or how they’re going to retail it.” -- Larry P. Vellequette, Automotive News reporter, on VW’s plans to produce Scout electric pickups and SUVs under an independently run entity
— Listen to these and other shows at autonews.com/dailydrive.