Rebecca Lindland: December 14, 2017

ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES:
THE FUTURE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
 

KBB EXECUTIVE ANALYST SHARES INSIGHT ON THE GROWTH OF ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES – FROM WHAT CONSUMERS WANT TO THE BENEFITS OF OWNING ONE

 

Rebecca Lindland

Executive Analyst, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

 

The rising commitment to electrified vehicles (EV) from countries worldwide have put them on the fast track to changing the future of the automotive industry. In addition to the environmental benefits of electric vehicles, the convenience and benefits for the consumer are considerable as well. From fully electrified vehicles to plug-in hybrids, the options are rapidly growing.

On Thursday, December 14th, executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, Rebecca Lindland, will be available to discuss the future of the automotive world and how these electrified vehicles will be shaping the industry. Rebecca will share exclusive Kelley Blue Book survey results that showcase what Americans care about when shopping EV’s. She will also discuss the benefits of a plug-in hybrids, like the all new Honda Clarity, and the flexibility they provide by allowing one to drive in zero-emissions EV mode or taping into a gasoline engine when you need it – and much more!

What Americans look for when shopping for EV’s:

  • Available federal tax credits and state rebates for plug-in hybrids
  • Cost savings with maintenance services like oil changes
  • Access to the HOV lane as a single driver
  • Preferred EV parking
  • Incentives to install a home EV charger
  • Public EV charger infrastructure is growing and is cost effective

For more information, please visit: www.claritypluginhybrid.honda.com

 

MORE ABOUT REBECCA LINDLAND

Rebecca Lindland serves as executive analyst for Kelley Blue Book.  In this role, she oversees the creation and delivery of consultative, actionable and differentiated insights for automakers and advertising agency clients. Working with many departments within Cox Automotive, Kelley Blue Book’s parent company, Lindland cohesively synthesizes available data and reports, highlighting interesting and relevant data to help shape storylines for automakers. Additionally, using these insights, she frequently speaks with media on current and upcoming trends and timely automotive news topics. Prior to joining Cox Automotive in 2015, she spent more than two years as a senior research fellow for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lindland created and developed the non-profit institution’s transportation studies initiative, and spearheaded a research project aimed at analyzing the Saudi Arabian light-vehicle market to evaluate potential methodologies for applying fuel economy standards, while minimizing market disruption. She also led a market-sizing project estimating adoption rates of alternative fuel vehicles in the U.S. market, advising regulators, academics and manufacturers on the topic. Previously, Lindland spent more than 10 years at IHS Automotive as director of research and formerly, as a director of industry research and senior analyst. As a veteran industry analyst, Lindland is highly respected in the automotive industry and frequently interviewed by national media outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, WIRED, and CBS News, among others. She also recently served on two National Academies of Sciences committees, “Overcoming Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment” and “Cost, Effectiveness and Deployment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles.” Lindland holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.

 

About Kelley Blue Book (www.kbb.com)

Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive company.

 

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 32,000-plus team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Produced for: Honda (one mention)

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