Breadcrumb Home April 01, 2021 05:02 PM Leo Michael Cartoons - Q2 2021 Tweet Share Share Email More Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL Auto dealers have lots of reasons to sell now, as stores are fetching record prices and higher capital gains taxes are on the table. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL Dealers have been deploying a variety of strategies to acquire used-vehicle inventory. Toggle Fullscreen Share Automakers are counting on consumer demand for EVs to meet their plans to produce them. Toggle Fullscreen Share Tesla CEO Elon Musk compared the scramble for microchips by automakers to the rush on toilet paper in the early days of the pandemic. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL Ford said last week that it has booked 70,000 reservations, in the form of $100 refundable deposits, for its F-150 Lightning electric pickup. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL Automakers are trying to keep production moving by cutting some luxury features, or storing some mostly-built vehicles in lots until chips are available. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL The cure to generous consumer incentives? Record low inventories. Toggle Fullscreen Share The 2021 Chicago show will use only McCormick Place’s West Building and add new space outside. Attendance will be limited to 10,000 at a time, and each visit will be capped at four hours per day. Toggle Fullscreen Share The microchip shortage, coupled with booming demand for new vehicles, has turned dealer inventory into empty lots. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL Scrutiny is increasing over Tesla's semi-automated Autopilot driving system following recent crashes. Toggle Fullscreen Share GM rolled out the EV1 25 years ago. But the car planted the seed for the industry embrace of EVs now. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL The auto industry, through its lobbying group, asked the Biden administration to help mitigate the microchip shortage. Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL VW claims its press release announcing a name change to "Voltswagen" was just a harmless joke "in the spirit of April Fools' Day." Toggle Fullscreen Share LEO MICHAEL A collection of Leo Michael cartoons from the second quarter of 2021. A collection of Leo Michael cartoons from the second quarter of 2021.