Its not a shift away from the dealership business model (yet), but another option for us.
"Of Chevy’s roughly 3,000 U.S. dealers, about 1,700 have signed up to sell the freshened Bolt EV and the new Bolt EUV crossover. Chevy will implement the tool, at no cost to dealers, in June, Hill said. Enrollment begins in April, and pilots are scheduled to start in May. Chevy told dealers about the tool during a Wednesday meeting.
The platform can facilitate a vehicle sale end-to-end, as permitted by state law. Tekion’s platform is “more intuitive than the best third parties on the market,” said Mike Bowsher, chairman of the Chevy dealer council and owner of Carl Black Automotive Group in Kennesaw, Ga.
GMC and Cadillac plan to implement the tool when the Hummer and Lyriq EVs go on sale late this year and in early 2022. The platform can be used with any dealership management system."
General Motors intends to launch a digital retail tool aimed at facilitating electric vehicle sales using the software-as-a-service firm Tekion.