Talking Automotive

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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Ep: 62 How To Plan Successful Events and Launches

We talk to Sean Mackenzie from Make [Sense] Global about the importance of planning for Launches and Events and how to ensure objectives and outcomes are achieved. Sean goes in to detail on a range of Launch and Event topics including how events have changed in the last 15 to 20 years, the impact of…

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Ep 61: The Brand Builder – how to build and also repair a broken brand with Chris Bayman

We talk to Chris Bayman the Automotive Brand Builder Guru about what it takes to create a good brand. Chris talks about what is a good brand and what are the elements to focus on maintaining a good brand. Chris also goes into detail about how to repair a damaged brand, what are the things…

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Gender Diversity Improves Your Bottom Line

We talk to Dr Imogen Reid from the VACC  (Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce) about gender diversity and how it plays out in the automotive industry. We cover a range of topics including why do we need to have more women in the auto industry. Imogen covers the current state of play with women in…

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Automotive Fleet Development Post COVID

This is our first podcast of season three and we talk about automotive fleet development and the importance to continue canvassing automotive fleets even during vehicle supply shortages. We share ideas and tips of how to engage in zoom meetings with fleet customers and how to develop relationships in face to face meetings. Mark talks…

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