Google and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), the utility serving Northern California, recently displayed its six Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids that partly run on electricity provided by the power grid in order to achieve up to 75 mpg, according to a recent article by The New York Times. One of these vehicles was also modified to give back power to the power company while the vehicle is not in use.
Toyota recently released details of its new Valvematic variable-valve timing technology for improving the efficiency and performance of its gasoline internal-combustion engines, according to a recent WardsAuto.com article. In addition to employing elements of its existing VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) technology, Valvematic uses a new mechanism to control the volume of air entering the engine by precisely metering the opening/closing of the intake valves.
Below is this week’s list of SEMA Show 2007 exhibitors offering products to project-vehicle builders for free or at a discounted rate. To see previous submissions, click here.
How do you get your customers to buy more? Successful jobbers and retailers have discovered how to do just that when they offer their customers the Car Care One card. Designed to help sell more products, it also offers help with raising your average sales price per customer. This is a program you can’t afford to miss.
SEMA - Car Care One
Thursday, June 21, 2007
10:00 a.m. (PST)
How to Participate:
During the webinar, you'll be able to interact and ask questions through the computer or over the phone. Simply follow these steps:
The U.S. Senate continues to debate legislation (HR 6) to increase vehicle fuel economy as of press time. The vote count for a SEMA-supported "Levin Amendment" is still too close to call. SEMA has contacted undecided Senators urging their support.
Members of the Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) are not only setting the fundraising pace in the Council Cup-Cash for Kids charity golf tournament, but they're also talking up a good game. The golf tourney, to be held in the morning and afternoon on the day of the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser, has drawn participation from most SEMA councils, but none are putting their money—and self-deprecatory humor—on the line more than the LTAA.
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As part of SEMA's member benefits for jobbers/retailers, the association's monthly SEMA News magazine has a jobber/retailer column. The department, titled "Retail Review," is a critique of various retail stores from around the country. The monthly column gives jobber/retailers ideas on various topics, from product displays and signage to lighting and foot traffic. To see a previous "Retail Review" click here.
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