Tag: coronavirus

Honda Tells Dealers To Brace For Fewer Deliveries Due To COVID-19 Issues In Southeast Asia

Honda has told its dealerships across the United States to expect a drop in vehicle deliveries due to parts supply issues in Asia. A letter sent by Honda to retailers states that the resurgence of the coronavirus across Southeast Asia has combined with microchip supply issues to impact production more than the carmaker had expected. […]

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Dealers Are Reviving Mask Rules And Considering Mandating Vaccines For Employees As Covid Returns To Showrooms

Some auto dealerships are reinstating face mask rules, requiring new hires to be Covid-vaccinated, and even giving money to potential customers who have received the vaccine in an attempt to stay ahead of a resurgent virus. The move follows recent news that a married couple in their 70s, both contracted drivers for a Nissan dealership, […]

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Counterfeit Car Parts Are Often More Profitable Than Drugs And Business Is Booming

A number of automakers are facing chip and part shortages, but the market for counterfeit components is booming. According to Daimler’s head of Legal Product Intellectual Property, Florian Adt, over 1.7 million counterfeit products were confiscated in 2020 and the company supported or initiated more than 550 raids. That’s a slight increase from 2019, which […]

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California Man Charged For Using COVID Loans To Buy A Ferrari, A Lamborghini And A Bentley

A man from California has been arrested after he received more than $5 million in Payment Protection Program loans during the coronavirus pandemic and purchased vehicles including a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Lamborghini Aventador S, and a Bentley Continental GT. The U.S. attorney in the Central District of California announced this week that 38-year-old Mustafa […]

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