Tag: 2024

Employee Spotlight: Eddie Taylor

Here we are again, sitting down with one of our team members to learn more about them. We love learning about our team! This month we are talking to Eddie Taylor, a Reconditioning Manager at our Chevrolet location. Eddie has been with the company for over 13 years now. We sat down and gave Eddie our usual “spotlight” questions and here is what we learned…

VanDevere: Hi Eddie, thank you for taking the time to sit with us. We will start off easy… What is the best thing about your job?

Eddie: My team is the best thing about my job. We have fun and bond daily.

VDV: Being a part of a team that works so well together and becomes friends is always rewarding. Great work building that atmosphere in the recon department. What is the best thing about VanDevere?

Eddie: The people! For me, I enjoy coming to work and talking and being around people.

VDV: I think we can all agree that it is great to see you walking around to all departments, being involved, and bringing positivity everywhere you go. In three words, how would you best describe VanDevere?

Eddie: Culture, trust, family

VDV: Cannot agree more. I think that these are great words to describe the values and people that work here. What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Eddie: Spend time with family and working out.

VDV: Nothing better than family. It's a great feeling leaving the VanDevere family during the work day and coming home to your family in the evening. What inspires you?

Eddie: My mother inspires me. She’s brave and worked very hard for my sister and myself to have a great life growing up.

VDV: That is awesome. Family is a great motivation to strive to be the best each day. Fill in the blank: I once met….

Eddie: The whole Cavs team at an event for the kids in 2016. It was pretty cool!

VDV: What a great experience and an even better year to meet the team since they won the championship that year. Speaking of a powerful team, if you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Eddie: I would want to be able to teleport. I want to see the world with that power and be there in no time.

VDV: Great point! No time will be lost if you could show up in the state or country of your choosing. Where is your favorite place to travel?

Eddie: Las Vegas is my favorite spot to travel.

VDV: I have never been but I heard only great things. I would love to go to one of the big shows or see that new dome at some point. Now, do you have a favorite place to eat?

Eddie: A1 Steakhouse in Canton is my favorite place!

VDV: Sounds amazing. Steak is always a good choice. I will have to give it a try. A big thank you to you, Eddie, for taking the time to talk with us today. We appreciate your hard work over the past 13 years of employment with The Vandevere Bunch!

The Award Winning Kia EV9

The 2024 Kia EV9 is an award-winning 7 passenger electric vehicle that has been making waves in the automotive industry. Here are some key details about this exceptional vehicle:

  1. Design and Innovation: The Kia EV9 boasts a sleek and futuristic design that captivates onlookers. Its aerodynamic body lines, striking lighting elements, and distinctive front grille make a bold statement on the road.
  2. Performance and Range: Equipped with a powerful electric motor, the EV9 delivers impressive performance and acceleration. It offers a generous range, allowing drivers to travel long distances on a single charge, making it a reliable and efficient choice for electric vehicle enthusiasts.
  3. Advanced Technology: The EV9 comes packed with advanced technology features that enhance the driving experience. From an intuitive infotainment system to cutting-edge driver-assistance features, Kia has prioritized innovation to ensure both convenience and safety for its drivers.
  4. Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness: As an electric vehicle, the Kia EV9 is a champion of sustainability. With zero emissions, it helps reduce the carbon footprint and contributes to a cleaner environment. Kia’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the design and engineering of the EV9.
  5. Awards and Recognition: The 2024 Kia EV9 has already received numerous prestigious awards, highlighting its exceptional quality and performance. These awards serve as a testament to the vehicle’s innovation, design, and overall customer satisfaction.

In summary, the 2024 Kia EV9 is an award-winning electric vehicle that combines stunning design, impressive performance, advanced technology, and a commitment to sustainability. It has garnered recognition and praise from industry experts and consumers alike. If you’re looking for a cutting-edge electric vehicle that delivers on all fronts, the Kia EV9 is definitely worth considering.

Industry News: Introducing The 2024 Kia EV9

From: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/20249/introducing-the-2024-kia-ev9-modern-refinement-and-all-electric-capability-establish-a-new-industry

Kia unveiled the all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV for the first time in North America at the 2023 New York International Auto Show. As the first three-row EV SUV from Kia, the EV9 is the flagship of the global Plan S strategy, as well as a pioneer in its segment and the automotive industry.

“With the launch of the EV9, we are incorporating our experience in producing brilliantly designed, best-in-class SUVs with our deep expertise in developing the industry’s leading EVs,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO, Kia North America and Kia America. “The EV9 is a credible, high-value SUV that encapsulates our approach to bringing innovative, consumer-focused products to market with a serious commitment to electrification.”

The EV9 is a beacon that points to the future of an electrified lineup for Kia as a mobility leader. Building on Kia’s reputation of delivering vehicles with segment-above excellence, the EV9 brings the three-row SUV into the EV era with available features that matter most: generous interior volume and cargo space, towing capability, leading vehicle dynamics, rich interior appointments, and fast charging capability. Inside and out, the EV9 exemplifies the Kia design philosophy of “Opposites United,” which masters the creative tension generated by the divergent values of nature and modernity to create a harmonious whole.

Developed on the proven E-GMP architecture dedicated to electric vehicles with fourth-generation battery technology, the EV9 enhances space with seating for up to seven passengers, with a long wheelbase and flat floor that provide both flexibility and comfort for all. Through integration of some of the latest in-vehicle technology, vehicle system over-the-air updates, ultra-wideband-based Digital Key, and Onboard Power Generator (V2L) functionality, the EV9 is enabled to continue to evolve throughout the ownership experience. The EV9’s standard 800V electrical architecture enables ultrafast recharging on high-speed DC chargers, designed to go from a 10 to 80 percent state of charge in under 25 minutes. The EV9 is expected to arrive in the United States in Q4 2023.

Read More: https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/20249/introducing-the-2024-kia-ev9-modern-refinement-and-all-electric-capability-establish-a-new-industry