LotLinx Weekly News Vol. 229: Data’s Work Is Never Done

FROM REUTERS: Labor Day Weekend Travel to Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Labor Day travel volumes are expected to rise 22% this weekend. After years of restrictions, will the return to air travel have an impact on the COVID-era desire for private transportation?

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FROM AUTO REMARKETING: Used-Car Retail Prices Turn a Corner

While it might not be a standard Labor Day bargain, average used vehicle transaction prices are starting to slip from peak levels due to market factors such as seasonality.

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FROM BUSINESS INSIDER: More Than One-Third of U.S. States May Follow California and Ban the Sale of New Gasoline-Powered Cars

In addition to the California decision, 17 states have expressed their intent to limit gas-powered new vehicle sales, reduce emissions, and promote electric energy on their roads. As it stands, none of the plans will directly impact used vehicle sales.

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FROM WIRED: Driving Toward the Automobile’s Electric, Autonomous Future

A top General Motors executive discusses the automaker’s opinions on emerging technologies, dealership transformations, and the major shifts occurring within the industry.

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