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Ep: 68 Auto Recycling Driving a Green Future

We talk to Chris Mallon from ACM Parts about auto recycling and what happens to a vehicle at vehicle end of life whether it be through an accident or is no longer functional. Chris discusses the importance of recycling in improving the environment and ensuring full usage is achieved out of vehicle parts.

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Ep 67: Debunking Electric Vehicle Myths

We talk to David Wynne from EV 101 and get an update on electric vehicles and many of the myths around electric vehicles. David talks about common myths of electric vehicles and about electric vehicles being commercial electric vehicles and there practicality. He also covers other myths about electric vehicles catching fire and electric vehicles…

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EP 66: Automotive Post Pandemic Head Winds

Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair review the current business conditions of the automotive sector in Australia and what does the future hold. We talk about automotive business conditions leading up to Covid, the current business conditions and possible changes that could come into play over the next eighteen months for the Automotive industry in Australia….

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Ep 65: Everything You Need to Know About Electric Vehicles Charging and Range in Australia

We talk to David Wynne from EV 101 and get an update on electric vehicles. David talks about the growth of electric vehicles and changes happening. He goes into detail about charging infrastructure, app developments and the current range of electric vehicles. David also talks about new electric vehicles available and pricing. He discusses the…

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Ep 64: OEM vs Dealer: Who Owns the Customer Challenges in the Automotive Industry for Dealers and OEM

We talk to Andreas Walker CEO from UON Global on the relationship between the dealer and the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), how this is changing and who actually owns the customer. Andreas goes into detail about how UON Global provides tools to manage the adult to adult relationship between dealers and OEM’s. Andreas also talks…

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Ep 63: The Future of Used Car Trading and Wholesaling in Automotive Dealerships

We talk to Michael Winkler from Flipacar about the future of Used car trading. Michael talks about new initiatives in the used vehicle wholesale market for trading of used cars. Michael goes into detail how these digital initiatives can make a large difference for dealer principals to manage their used car retailing and wholesaling in…

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EV 101: Everything You Need To Know About Electric Vehicles in Australia

We discuss some of the challenges with electric vehicles in Australia and what the Australian government needs to do to support electric vehicles. We investigate best practice in other markets such as Norway with regards incentives and infrastructure required to enable the quick rollout of electric vehicles. We discuss batteries and the development of batteries…

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Is it Time to Change the Automotive Dealer Franchise Model?

We interview Adiba Fattah a PHD Researcher from the University of Sunshine Coast who is doing a Research Project on the Evaluation of the Franchise Model in the Australian Automotive Industry. Adiba is investigating the social exchange and the power and control between the dealer and the OEM in the franchise model. She is also…

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How to get Recruitment Right

We talk to Dean Courtenay about Human Resources, recruitment and human capital. Dean runs Quadrant People Resources where he specialises in recruiting, search and HR support. Dean discusses Quadrant People Resources and the various services they offer. Dean gives us his view on recruitment during lockdown and where he sees it going in the future….

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Creating An Intelligent Workshop with Rugged Hardware, AI and Automation by Getac

We discuss the future of the automotive aftersales workshop with Russell Younghusband from Getac and the latest in rugged hardware and software and how artificial intelligence and automation is making the automotive workshop more intelligent. From ruggedized hardware that will let you down less in the field and can be taken around and under vehicles…

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