Posts Tagged ‘Vehicle’

Concern for the Environment Fueling Your Interest in a New Car? Greenopia Releases Green Car Guide for 2011 Vehicles

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2010

Today Greenopia released its environmental guide for 2011 car models. The top cars receiving 4 out of a possible 4 leafs included the Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Honda CR-Z, Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight, smart fortwo, and the Chevrolet Volt. The overall greenest car for the second straight year was the Tesla Roadster.

 

With transportation being responsible for around a third of our carbon footprint, driving a fuel efficient car is an easy way to significantly reduce your environmental impact. Many automakers have made huge strides in making their fleets more fuel efficient and cleaner burning.

 

The car companies who performed the best overall in the study were Tesla, smart, Mini, Honda, Volkswagen, Kia, and Toyota. Honda was especially notable with 3 of its vehicles receiving the coveted 4-leaf rating from Greenopia, being the only automaker with more than 1 vehicle receiving a 4-leaf score.

 

?One interesting thing about the vehicle marketplace today is that it is becoming increasingly clear which type of alternative fuel each car company is backing,? said Gay Browne, Founder of Greenopia. ?The majority of car companies seem to be backing some form of an electric vehicle, but there are several car companies who are relying on technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells.?

 

Greenopia used a comprehensive set of criteria to determine the car ratings. Data was collected from the EPA and from the auto companies themselves pertaining to the fuel economy, emissions, engine type, and curb weight. Weights were set based off the relative environmental impacts of a passenger vehicle life cycle.

 

For this year?s guide, Greenopia also considered vehicle performance while still taking into account environmental efficiency. A new icon (called ?Eco-Performance?) was awarded to highlight more performance-minded cars that also did well environmentally.

 

?Although vehicles with more modest engines are almost always going to be the greenest, certain performance automakers do not get enough credit for how efficient their vehicles are,? said Doug Mazeffa, Research Director of Greenopia. ?While sportier cars typically have dismal fuel economies, some are shockingly efficient. There are numerous vehicles made by the likes of Mercedes, BMW, and Porsche that can get around 30 miles to the gallon.?

 

Greenopia has also green car guides available for the 2009 and 2010 model years.

 

Greenopia employs its award-winning eco-analysis method to deliver actionable green-assessments to the rapidly growing green consumer market. Green businesses and merchants use Greenopia’s targeted marketing methods to effectively reach consumers making greener choices.

 

About Greenopia: The leading online directory for green, sustainable and socially conscious, daily purchase decisions. Greenopia provides the market’s only independent rating and ranking of green services and products. Our rankings and ratings are based on our review of publicly available information and reflect our evaluation of such information. To find out more, please visit http://www.greenopia.com.

 

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AVV? announces new inventory management integration with Dealer Specialties?

Westerville, OH (PRWEB) January 25, 2011

AVV, the leading lead management solution for auto dealers nationwide and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, today announced all-new integration between Web Control, AVV?s Internet lead management solution (ILM), and the Dealer Specialties? inventory management system.

To be launched at NADA 2011, the lead and inventory management integration gives auto dealers real-time access to dealership inventory from a prospect?s details screen within Web Control. Timely customer communication is then made simple by emailing highly engaging vehicle e-brochures. Along with other capabilities provided by this integration, dealers will now be able to view all customers interested in a specific vehicle within the Dealer Specialties? Inventory Management System, as well as the passing of VIN-specific leads with quotes to the inventory management dashboard for display.

AVV General Manager, Ed Braunbeck stated, ?The more a dealership?s inventory and lead management solutions communicate, the more effectively a dealer can put the right people into the right vehicles. Our integration with Dealer Specialties? inventory management engine truly enables our dealers to meet this task and yield greater profits.?

?The integration between AVV?s Web Control and Dealer Specialties? Inventory Management System is a huge win for dealers who rely on these two, industry-leading products,? added Glen Garvin, group general manager for Dominion Dealer Solutions. ?Dealers will save time, reduce frustration, and view real-time inventory information alongside actual leads, driving more intelligent pricing decisions. This partnership is a testament of the future integrations being developed by sister companies within Dominion Dealer Solutions.?

About AVV

AVV, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and the lead management arm of Autobase, is a leading provider of independent lead management tools including Web Control, AutoManager and WebResponse. AVV is a certified OEM provider to more than 15 manufacturers including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Volvo and Volkswagen. AVV’s performance reporting has enabled thousands of dealers nationwide to manage the entire car buying process-from online browsing to the showroom sale to post-sale service since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.avv.com.

About Dealer Specialties

Dealer Specialties, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions, is the nation?s leading provider of inventory management systems complete with data services, analytic tools and merchandising solutions. Providing full-serve and self-serve solutions to dealers? growing and changing business needs, Dealer Specialties provides real-time inventory updates, and inventory marketing on the industry?s largest online distribution network, including GetAuto.com, Cars.com, eBay Motors, Craigslist, Vast.com, YouTube and many others. Dealerships across the country choose Dealer Specialties as their inventory management and marketing solutions provider to ensure the highest quality, accuracy and timeliness of their vehicle inventory from lot to online. For more information, visit http://www.dealerspecialties.com.

About Dominion Dealer Solutions

Dominion Dealer Solutions helps car dealers attract, retain, and service customers for life. Dominion Dealer Solutions products include: lead generation through IFMG; customer relationship management tools through AVV, Autobase, and @utoRevenue; websites through Dealerskins and XIGroup; and specialized data aggregation, management, and reporting services through Dealer Specialties, Cross-Sell, The DataCube, and DataOne Software. These businesses serve more than 60 percent of auto dealers nationwide. Learn more at http://www.DominionDealerSolutions.com. Dominion Dealer Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. Please see http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

Media Contacts:

Autobase

Steve Lausch

317.428.6159

Dealer Specialties

Jennifer Ryan

513.705.2211

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AVV Wins DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 5, 2011

AVV, the premier provider of lead management solutions for auto dealers nationwide and the lead management arm of Autobase (the CRM division of Dominion Dealer Solutions), today announced it has won a ?Top Rated? ILM award in the second annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, presented at the 2011 NADA Convention and Expo.

?It is an honor to receive this award from the DrivingSales online community for the second consecutive year,? stated Ed Braunbeck, AVV general manager. ?As dealers invest more and more in strategic marketing, it only follows that they utilize a powerful lead management solution. It is a privilege to partner with such a wide array of dealers, many of whom are part of the DrivingSales community and recognize Web Control as the product of choice.?

AVV joins sister companies Autobase and @utoRevenue in being recognized with top honors by the DrivingSales online community. The awards come on the heels of Dominion Dealer Solutions? move to unify AVV with @utoRevenue and Autobase, forming the automotive industry?s largest and most experienced CRM provider and serving nearly 4,000 dealers. The new organization will retain the name Autobase.

The DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards measure satisfaction with services provided by vendors by allowing dealers to rate and review their vendors online at DrivingSales.com. Only vendors who achieved top rankings in dealer satisfaction in each category, as determined by the thousands of auto dealers who are part of the DrivingSales.com community, received awards.

?We are proud to present a DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction ?Top Rated? ILM Award to AVV,? said DrivingSales CEO and Founder Jared Hamilton. ?This award is a reflection of the excellent results AVV Web Control has generated for dealerships across the nation, and we are proud to recognize their accomplishment.?

Full award results are available online at http://www.drivingsales.com/dealersatisfactionaward. Full broadcast coverage of the DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards ceremony is available at http://drivingsalestv.com.

About AVV

AVV, the lead management arm for Autobase CRM (http://www.autobase.net) and a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions is a leading provider of independent lead management tools including Web Control, WebTalk, and WebResponse. AVV is a certified OEM provider to more than 15 manufacturers including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Volvo and Volkswagen. AVV’s performance reporting has enabled thousands of dealers nationwide to manage the entire car buying process-from online browsing to the showroom sale to post-sale service since 1999. For more information, visit http://www.avv.com.

About Dominion Dealer Solutions

Dominion Dealer Solutions helps car dealers attract, retain, and service customers for life. Dominion Dealer Solutions products include: lead generation through IFMG; customer relationship management tools through Autobase, AVV, and @utoRevenue; Web sites through Dealerskins and XIGroup; and specialized data aggregation, management, and reporting services through Dealer Specialties, Cross-Sell, The DataCube, and DataOne Software. These businesses serve more than 60 percent of auto dealers nationwide. Learn more at http://www.DominionDealerSolutions.com. Dominion Dealer Solutions is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. Please see http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

About DrivingSales

DrivingSales is the auto industry?s fastest-growing, most influential trade media property focused on delivering actionable profit-building information to auto retailers and industry professionals. DrivingSales? media network includes flagship property DrivingSales.com (http://www.drivingsales.com), the world?s largest car dealer social network where thousands of dealership professionals collaborate and share best practices in a 20-group-style setting; DrivingSalesTV (http://www.drivingsalestv.com), an interactive web channel which helps car dealers and auto professionals keep tabs on their industry and emerging technologies 24/7; DrivingSales University, an on-demand training platform where dealerships learn the latest web strategies from top e-commerce experts; DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES) the industry?s leading conference where progressive dealers collaborate and learn from world renowned experts; and DrivingSales Dealership Innovation Guide, a free quarterly publication featuring case studies of the industry?s most innovative dealerships, solutions and best practices.

DrivingSales encourages innovation and excellence in the industry with its annual Dealer Satisfaction and Innovation Cup Awards, whose winners are determined solely by the dealer community. Founded by Jared Hamilton, a third generation car dealer, DrivingSales was named one of ten social media gambits for 2009 by Automotive News and one of the Top 10 Companies to Watch by Auto Success Magazine.

Media Contacts:

Autobase/AVV:

Steve Lausch

(317) 428-6159

slausch(at)autobase(dot)net

DrivingSales:

Melanie Webber (melanie(at)mwebbcom(dot)com)

mWEBB Communications

424.603.4340

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