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JANUARY 2, 2023

Happy New Year, and welcome to the WardsAuto Dealer 5 for Monday, January 2, 2023. As always, there is a lot of news in the automotive sector. We’ve put together some of the best from WardsAuto.com to keep you in the know.

1. 2022 U.S. Auto Sales Expected to End on High Note

“Supply remains well below the level at which consumer demand for new vehicles can be met,” says Thomas King of J.D. Power.
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2. Experts: Headwinds Won’t Knock EV Adoption Off Course

Sam Jaffe, vice president of battery solutions at E Source Companies, says, “The price of lithium has been so expensive for so long that it is starting to affect the end price of batteries.”
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3. EVs, AVs and Radical Transformation

The EV startups have proved market transformation is possible, and while they might not compete in volume, they can do so in innovation.
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4. Dealers Who Embrace Technology Thrive

A Cox Automotive study shows marketing, inventory and engagement are key to progress.
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5. Hottest Electrification and Mobility Tech in France Coming to CES

Last fall a jury of experts picked the most promising electrification and mobility companies in France. Their tech is unique, bold and refreshingly pragmatic. And they are heading to CES.
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That’s our WardsAuto Dealer 5 for today. We’ll be back soon with more high fives.

As always, please feel free to pass this along to your colleagues and others who are interested in automotive insights. 

If you have questions, concerns or story ideas, please contact editor Nancy Dunham at NDunham@Wards.com