Lotlinx Weekly News Vol. 283: Hoping for a strike Hail Mary

Lotlinx insights:

Using Performance Metrics to Evaluate Digital Advertising

Displaying the right ads to an in-market audience that is interested in the VINs a dealer is selling will always be more effective than producing many ads promoting a wide variety of vehicles.

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Industry roundup:

FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: UAW-Detroit 3 negotiations live updates

Stay tuned in to the United Auto Workers union and Detroit 3 negotiations as they approach their September 14th contract expiration. All three automakers have been actively bargaining with the president of the union in the hopes of avoiding a potential strike.

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FROM CNBC: In ‘shift,’ some car shoppers shun top-of-the-line models

The demand for reasonably priced inventory is evident in the days-on-lot disparity between vehicles priced above $50k and below $50k – 40 days versus 26 days respectively. This shopping trend was flipped mid-pandemic when buyers shelled out for luxury units.

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FROM CAR AND DRIVER: The EV adoption gap between states is growing

A new study aims to track EV adoption across the country, noting a clear divide between states that are heavily adopting and states that are refraining. California, Washington, and Hawaii are leading the charge, while West Virginia and the Dakotas are bringing up the rear.

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FROM WARDSAUTO: Dealers hunt for used vehicles

Dealers are interested in maintaining used-car profits, but wholesale prices have made them hesitant about sourcing inventory from auctions. Auction values have been falling steadily for 12 months, but August declines were less notable than in June and July.

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