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Auto Empire (Paperback): Eric Choi, Richard Choi Auto Empire (Paperback)
Eric Choi, Richard Choi; Translated by J H Reggie Lee
R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market (Paperback): Gianfranco... Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market (Paperback)
Gianfranco Pistoia
R4,129 R3,272 Discovery Miles 32 720 Save R857 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market reviews the performance, cost, safety, and sustainability of battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), including nickel-metal hydride batteries and Li-ion batteries. Throughout this book, especially in the first chapters, alternative vehicles with different power trains are compared in terms of lifetime cost, fuel consumption, and environmental impact. The emissions of greenhouse gases are particularly dealt with. The improvement of the battery, or fuel cell, performance and governmental incentives will play a fundamental role in determining how far and how substantial alternative vehicles will penetrate into the market. An adequate recharging infrastructure is of paramount importance for the diffusion of vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells, as it may contribute to overcome the so-called range anxiety."" Thus, proposed battery charging techniques are summarized and hydrogen refueling stations are described. The final chapter reviews the state of the art of the current models of hybrid and electric vehicles along with the powertrain solutions adopted by the major automakers.

Toyota - Understanding the Key to Success: Principles and Strengths of a Business Model (Paperback): Maria Daniela Pascual Toyota - Understanding the Key to Success: Principles and Strengths of a Business Model (Paperback)
Maria Daniela Pascual
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rolls Royce Motors - The Crewe Years (Paperback): Malcolm Bobbitt Rolls Royce Motors - The Crewe Years (Paperback)
Malcolm Bobbitt
R183 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Having constructed a factory at Pym's Lane in Crewe in 1938 in which to build its aero engines, Rolls-Royce immediately became synonymous with the Cheshire town. It was there that Merlin and Griffon engines, destined for aeroplanes as famous as the Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster were assembled in their thousands.

After WW2, Crewe became the home of Rolls-Royce Motors, which included Bentley as the production of these fine vehicles had been transferred from Derby.

Superb quality and attention to detail are the hallmarks of these globally celebrated cars. This book not only details the five generations of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys built at Crewe, including the Silver Cloud and Silver Shadow, but also chronicles the company history, and the affair which led to the two marques being separated in 2003 when Rolls-Royce was acquired by BMW and moved to Goodwood, and Bentley, remaining at Crewe, was sold to Volkswagen.

Making It Pencil - Dealer Math for Profitability (Paperback): Brian O'Kelly Making It Pencil - Dealer Math for Profitability (Paperback)
Brian O'Kelly
R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lost Car Companies of Detroit (Hardcover): Alan Naldrett Lost Car Companies of Detroit (Hardcover)
Alan Naldrett
R598 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R134 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Don't Wait, Dominate! - How to Release the Floodgates of Opportunity for Your Dealership and Thrive Online (Paperback):... Don't Wait, Dominate! - How to Release the Floodgates of Opportunity for Your Dealership and Thrive Online (Paperback)
Michael Cirillo
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Real Deal Inside the Car Business - Car Buying Made Simple (Paperback): Brian Giblin The Real Deal Inside the Car Business - Car Buying Made Simple (Paperback)
Brian Giblin
R278 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Maquila Terminology - Electrical: An English-Spanish Guide with the Most Frequently Used Technical Terms of the Maquila... Maquila Terminology - Electrical: An English-Spanish Guide with the Most Frequently Used Technical Terms of the Maquila Industry (Paperback)
Jose Luis Leyva; Designed by Roberto Gutierrez; Edited by Pablo Isaac Medina
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Maquila Terminology - Automotive: An English-Spanish Guide with the Most Frequently Used Technical Terms of the Maquila... Maquila Terminology - Automotive: An English-Spanish Guide with the Most Frequently Used Technical Terms of the Maquila Industry (Paperback)
Jose Luis Leyva; Edited by Roberto Gutierrez, Pablo M Jurado
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Retail Gasoline Pricing - What Do We Know? (Paperback): Federal Trade Commission Retail Gasoline Pricing - What Do We Know? (Paperback)
Federal Trade Commission
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Vehicle Maintenance and Garage Practice (Paperback): Jigar A. Doshi, Dhruv U. Panchal, Jayesh P. Maniar Vehicle Maintenance and Garage Practice (Paperback)
Jigar A. Doshi, Dhruv U. Panchal, Jayesh P. Maniar
R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Advances in vehicle maintenance have led to significant advances in its engineering applications in the past few decades. The advent of automation and electronics in automobiles has led vehicle maintenance and garage practice to emerge as a new discipline in automobile engineering. This book examines the underlying principles and best practices in diagnostic procedures, services, repairs and overhauling of vehicles. Key techniques and methods are described with the help of diagrams and images to make the book user-friendly and informative, enabling students to easily understand concepts. The text not only provides theoretical information, but also includes practical knowledge on vehicle maintenance and repair, emphasising the role and function of service stations. The book deals with both conventional and non-conventional methods of repairing and overhauling. Primarily designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of automobile and mechanical engineering, the book is also useful for students studying for a diploma in automobile engineering. With its step-by-step explanation of repair procedures it can also be used as an automobile repair guide by vehicle owners.

Rise of China's Auto Industry & U.S.-Chinese Motor Vehicle Trade (Paperback): Samantha Hutchins Rise of China's Auto Industry & U.S.-Chinese Motor Vehicle Trade (Paperback)
Samantha Hutchins
R1,104 R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Save R253 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the most significant developments in China's industrialisation is the growth of China's automotive industry, which is a catalyst for many other linked sectors of its economy. China's focus on its auto industry and the supporting infrastructure and development patterns could have significant implications for global auto manufacturing and trade. This book discusses issues and implications of China's auto sector's development and policies; provides an overview and issues of the United States-Chinese motor vehicle trade; provides trends in United States vehicle exports; and discusses the current state of the United States automotive parts market.

A Profile of the Automobile and Motor Vehicle Industry: Innovation, Transformation, Globalization (Paperback): James M.... A Profile of the Automobile and Motor Vehicle Industry: Innovation, Transformation, Globalization (Paperback)
James M. Rubenstein, Thomas H. Klier
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The motor vehicle industry is one of the world's largest. More than 1 billion vehicles are in use around the world, and 80 million are produced and sold annually. Motor vehicles including passenger cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles such as buses and taxis are the principal means by which people and goods are transported within and between most communities in the world. The motor vehicle industry includes corporations that design, develop, and manufacture cars and trucks. These carmakers, such as Ford and Toyota, are among the world's most-familiar corporate brands. The motor vehicle industry also encompasses less well-known businesses including several thousand parts makers, tens of thousands of retailers, and specialized lending agencies. The importance of the motor vehicle industry transcends even its central role in the global economy. The industry was responsible for many of the fundamental innovations of twentieth-century production, such as corporate organization, manufacturing processes, and labor relations, as well as sales innovations, such as product branding and consumer financing. In the twenty-first century, the motor vehicle industry has been a leader in adopting new production strategies and expanding into new markets. This book will cover the history, operations and manufacturing processes, organization, supply chain, key competitors, market and ultra-market forces, regulation, recent innovations and challenges, and the future of the industry.

Billy Durant - Creator of General Motors (Paperback, Updated, Expanded ed.): Lawrence R Gustin Billy Durant - Creator of General Motors (Paperback, Updated, Expanded ed.)
Lawrence R Gustin
R386 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R29 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How did Billy Durant come to exercise so broad an influence in the emerging auto industry? And why has he been virtually forgotten for decades?In search of answers to these questions, Lawrence Gustin turned to Durant's widow, who provided a wealth of previously unpublished material in the form of autobiographical notes, letters, and Durant's personal papers. In addition, Gustin interviewed Durant's widow, two of his personal secretaries, and others who had known and worked with the man who created General Motors.

Manufacturing Competency and Strategic Success in the Automobile Industry (Hardcover): Chandan Deep Singh, Jaimal Singh Khamba Manufacturing Competency and Strategic Success in the Automobile Industry (Hardcover)
Chandan Deep Singh, Jaimal Singh Khamba
R2,523 Discovery Miles 25 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Strategic success of industry depends upon manufacturing competencies (i.e., the competitive advantage to ensure better quality and reliability), which will increase sales and create a sound customer base. Competitive priorities are the operating advantages that are assessed, evaluated, and measured within the parameters of cost, quality, time, design, and flexibility. The book explains the manufacturing competencies upon which the strategic success of the automobile industry depends. The impact of manufacturing competency on strategic success is analyzed and modelled using suitable qualitative and quantitative techniques. Key Features Outlines manufacturing competencies in correlation with successful strategic planning for current manufacturing environment Provides methodology or guidelines for linking defined strategic plans with manufacturing competencies Defines strategic success in the context of the automobile industry Analyses and models manufacturing competency impacts using qualitative and quantitative techniques Develops qualitative models with real-time case studies

Kenosha's Jeffery and Rambler Automobiles (Paperback): Patrick Foster Kenosha's Jeffery and Rambler Automobiles (Paperback)
Patrick Foster
R416 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ford at Dagenham - The Rise and Fall of Detroit (Paperback): David Burgess-Wise Ford at Dagenham - The Rise and Fall of Detroit (Paperback)
David Burgess-Wise
R358 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R56 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Ford at Dagenham" is a fascinating record of car production techniques and processes at Ford as they have evolved over the years. This illustrated history gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the past and present of Ford's Dagenham factory, famous for producing some of Britain's favourite family cars - the Anglia, Cortina, Consul and Zephyr. A revealing record of the evolution of Ford in Britain, it offers an intimate portrait of the people who have worked at Dagenham and depended on it for their livelihood over the past 70 years. Burgess-Wise tells the story of the fluctuating fortunes of the company and provides a revealing account of the relationship between Dagenham and the American headquarters of Ford at Dearborn. His book is a fascinating record of car production techniques and processes at Ford as they have evolved over the years, and it offers an intimate portrait of the people who have worked at Dagenham, and depended on it for their livelihood, for generations.

How Toyota Became #1 - Leadership Lessons From the World's Greatest Car Company (Paperback): David Magee How Toyota Became #1 - Leadership Lessons From the World's Greatest Car Company (Paperback)
David Magee
R254 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R60 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everyone knows that Toyota has had an amazing twenty-five- year run, rising from a humble Japanese start-up to a thriving global giant. But "how" did it pass Ford and GM to become the world's largest auto manufacturer? And how does it continue to thrive while so many competitors are struggling and failing?
Journalist David Magee dug deeply into Toyota's past and present, interviewing senior executives who rarely talk to the press, along with many other sources. The powerful lessons that he distills, especially about corporate culture, are valuable for managers in all industries.

General Motors & Chrysler - Assistance & Exit From The Troubled Asset Relief Program (Hardcover): James S Kousakis, John Peter... General Motors & Chrysler - Assistance & Exit From The Troubled Asset Relief Program (Hardcover)
James S Kousakis, John Peter Leonard
R2,007 R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Save R481 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Substantial federal assistance allowed GM and Chrysler to restructure their costs and improve their financial condition. Through federally-funded restructuring, GM and Chrysler reported lowering production costs and capacities by closing or idling factories, laying off employees, and reducing their debt and number of vehicle brands and models. These changes enabled both companies to report operating profits and reduce costs enough to be profitable at much lower sales levels than ever before. Nevertheless, to remain profitable, both companies must manage challenges affecting both their costs, including debt levels, and vehicle demand, such as launching products that are attractive to consumers amid rising fuel prices. This book examines the role of TARP assistance in the restructuring of the U.S. motor vehicle industry with a focus on unwinding the government stake in GMAC and Chrysler.

Online Vehicle Merchandising - The First Step in Modern Automotive Sales (Paperback): Dennis Galbraith Online Vehicle Merchandising - The First Step in Modern Automotive Sales (Paperback)
Dennis Galbraith; Illustrated by Jennifer Renno
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Auto dealers are quickly learning how to sell vehicles faster and with higher gross profits by improving their online merchandising. Written for owners and GMs, Dennis Galbraith reveals why merchandising is selling. He uncovers the processes, metrics, and management needed to achieve sales success with online vehicle listings.

Benevolent Benefactor or Insensitive Regulator? Tracing the Role of Government Policies in the Development of India's... Benevolent Benefactor or Insensitive Regulator? Tracing the Role of Government Policies in the Development of India's Automobile Industry (Paperback)
Rajnish Tiwari, Cornelius Herstatt, Mahipat Ranawat
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The impressive and sustained growth of India's automobile industry in recent years has catapulted it into the league of the world's top-seven producers of four-wheelers. In the past decade, its exports have surged more than 25 percent a year on average. The turning point was arguably the 1991 policy of economic liberalization, but the impact of the reforms might have been subdued, if the Government of India had not played a pivotal role in the industry's evolution. This apparent "paradox" may be the key to understanding why the industry has adjusted so quickly to globalization, even though economic reforms began relatively late. This study identifies the main thrusts of policy regimes for the automobile sector since 1947, which began in an overregulation mode in the early period of independence. Nonetheless, the government consciously attempted to create and sustain favorable "innovation systems" at national, regional, and sectoral levels. Especially since 1991, many policy initiatives have benefited the industry and helped it reach the growth path it is following today.

Overhaul - An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry (Paperback):... Overhaul - An Insider's Account of the Obama Administration's Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry (Paperback)
Steven Rattner
R407 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R62 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Steven Rattner shows a journalist's eye for detail . . . "Overhaul "is a feast of political and financial intrigue." --"Detroit Free Press"
In "Overhaul," Steven Rattner delivers an inside account of the Obama administration's bold bid to save the auto industry. From his vantage point at the helm of the intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly plotted narrative of political brinksmanship, corporate incompetence, and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes drama of Washington and Detroit. He also explains the tough choices he and his team made to keep Chrysler and GM in operation--while working against the clock in the face of intense lobbying from staunch Democratic allies and vocal opposition from free-market partisans.
"Overhaul "is a candid, gripping story of one of the most difficult crises of President Obama's first year in office, with lessons relevant for all managers and executives.
" An] exhaustive, detailed account . . . "Overhaul "will certainly be on the bookshelf of every bankruptcy attorney in the country, and become required reading for public policy and law students." --"New York Times"
"Unquestionably the best book so far about the Obama presidency." --"Slate"
With a new epilogue

Inside Dms Automotive Dealer Management System (Paperback): Niels Skjoldager Finn Guldbrandsen Lund Inside Dms Automotive Dealer Management System (Paperback)
Niels Skjoldager Finn Guldbrandsen Lund
R946 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R64 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Inside DMS - Automotive Dealer Management System, is a 360 degree tour de force of the intricate world of automotive retail and how that relates to automotive dealer management systems (DMS) today and especially the future.
The book evolves around the fundamental and pressing issue of reforming how automotive retailers operate to how consumers are rapidly changing their buying behavior, for instance as a result of social media. Business to business and traditional consumer marketing is "dead," while peer-to-peer marketing is taking over. In other words, purchasing of cars is quickly changing from advertising and in dealership sales process induced to be highly influenced by the new social media and consumers' own research. Buyers of cars may be more educated about the product they are interested in that the sales guy at the dealership THAT is a challenge of potentially cataclysmic proportions for automotive retailers, unless they try to understand the changes and quickly adapt to those.
This book is therefore by no means for the readers who dwell in the past, but rather you who would like to understand the opportunities modern technology can bring to automotive retail to solve current and especially "just around the corner" operational issues.
With the introduction of a fully, integrated, DMS, in which work flows and data is captured in the same application, financial postings happen real-time and reporting and business intelligence on all levels of an automotive dealership organization is instantly available.
The book takes additional steps further into the future of automotive retail. Tremendous operational efficiencies may be achieved, improved customer relationship as well as guidance to the use of social media and even taking bold steps into a completely new vision of what automotive retail of "tomorrow" could be like.
The book is of high relevance for just about anyone associated with, working in or just interested in the automotive industry: Dealership principals and executive teams, educators, students, dealership staff, automotive manufacturer leadership and staff, analysts or if you share our affinity for the most wonderful trade: "Cars "

The Tonibell Story (Paperback): Steve Tillyear The Tonibell Story (Paperback)
Steve Tillyear
R183 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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