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Thinking of electrifying your ride? Learn more with SIAS Spokesperson Tom Voelk

Posted on April 19, 2022 in Automotive News, Media Campaigns, Press Releases

    -Seattle International Auto Show Spokesperson Tom Voelk Thinking of electrifying your ride? There are many great reasons to do it. The Pacific Northwest is rich in hydro and wind generated power. We enjoy some of the greenest and cheapest electricity on the planet. EVs don’t need oil changes or trips to the gas station. With loads of instant torque and a low center of gravity, they’re satisfying to drive. And even before gas prices rose higher than Mt. Rainier, electric vehicles were much cheaper to operate. Plus, there’s much more choice now. Automakers have woken up and offer […]

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Governor Inslee revises end date for mask mandate, will be lifted beginning March 12

Posted on February 28, 2022 in Automotive News

Following a review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) change to its guidance on masking based on Covid-19 hospitalizations, hospital capacity, and new cases, today Governor Inslee announced he has revised the previous (March 21) end date for the statewide mask mandate: Beginning March 1 — End of vaccine verification or negative test requirements at large public events. Beginning March 12 — Mask mandate for retail businesses including dealerships, schools, and other indoor settings including houses of worship, recreation centers, athletic facilities, and libraries is lifted. Additionally, masks will continue to be required in certain health care […]

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A glimpse into manufacturer EV plans

Posted on February 27, 2022 in Automotive News

A number of manufacturers have made exciting recent announcements about their upcoming plans in electric, hydrogen, and hybrid vehicles. BMW Group In Munich, the BMW Group has been working on hydrogen technology for more than 40 years and hydrogen fuel cell technology for more than 20 years. The goal is to use energy from hydrogen instead of high-voltage batteries to power an electric drive train. The next step in the plan is to install essential components from the hydrogen-electric drive train in the fuel cell system, which will then be installed in the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT from 2022. Hydrogen […]

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Car dealers make the Evergreen State even greener

Posted on October 16, 2021 in Automotive News

By Brad Brotherton What if I told you that the auto dealers of Washington state are on the front lines in the fight against climate change? I wouldn’t blame you if you did a double take. But I’d ask you to hear me out – to let me make the sale. Local dealerships have embraced electric vehicles as products we’re proud to sell. Fifteen years ago, that wasn’t the case. In their early days, electric vehicles were questionable in terms of quality and, for most consumers, value. Manufacturers mainly built them to satisfy government mandates, not customer desires. EVs didn’t […]

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Dealers donate time, services and goods

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Automotive News

Article from Automotive News | Written by Whitney McDonald In Kent, Wash., south of Seattle, Bowen Scarff Ford-Lincoln started a GoFundMe drive on its website in mid-March called “Help Local Hardworking Nurses.” The donations are used to buy snacks that are delivered to nurses’ break rooms at four hospitals near the dealership. As of May 13, $15,536 has been raised. Dealership owner Mark Scarff makes daily trips to area grocery and warehouse stores and takes the goods back to the dealership showroom to be packaged into bags for delivery. The first deliveries were made to Valley Medical Center on March […]

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