October 24, 2020

LaFontaine Automotive Group acquires Shuman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram

DETROIT — LaFontaine Automotive Group, in a deal between two high visibility Detroit area auto dealers, has acquired Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in suburban Detroit.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Bob Shuman, CEO and 2013 Detroit auto show chairman, sold the remaining family stake in the company his grandfather founded in 1955.

Shuman said he also has stepped down from his roles at the National Automobile Dealers Association as a board member and 2020 treasurer. He also represented Metro Detroit dealers on the NADA board.

Shuman’s 64 employees at the dealership in Walled Lake, Mich., will remain with the dealership under LaFontaine, which is now called LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake, according to a Thursday statement.

However, LaFontaine is moving John Rossi, general sales manager of LaFontaine’s Fenton dealership, to lead the newly acquired Walled Lake store. Joe Zeigler, general manager under Shuman, will

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LaFontaine Automotive Group acquires Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake

LaFontaine Automotive Group has acquired Shuman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Walled Lake.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bob Shuman, CEO and 2013 North American International Auto Show chairman, and the remaining family stake is cashed out of the company his grandfather founded in 1955.

Shuman’s 64 employees will remain with the dealership under LaFontaine, which is now called LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Walled Lake, according to a Thursday news release.

However, LaFontaine is moving John Rossi, general sales manager of LaFontaine’s Fenton dealership, to lead the newly acquired Walled Lake store. Joe Zeigler, general manager under Shuman, will remain in some leadership capacity at the dealership, LaFontaine said in an email.

“We look to take that strong, customer-focused foundation and enhance it through our personalized service and ‘Family Deal’ experience we’ve been known for over the last 40 years of business,” Ryan LaFontaine, COO of

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Total Acquires London’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charge Points Network

 

Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) has signed the acquisition of ‘Blue Point London’ from the Bolloré Group. With this transaction, Total is taking over the management and operation of Source London, the largest electric vehicle charging network citywide, which includes more than 1,600 on-street charge points.

Launched in 2010, the current Source London network has been developed in cooperation with the London Boroughs and currently represents more than half of the charge points in operation in the capital city. Source London growth perspectives are supported by the City of London’s ambition to be a zero carbon city by 2050, notably with the aim of increasing tenfold the number of charge points within five years.

Total is also committed to powering this charging network with electricity 100% guaranteed from renewable sources, to be supplied by its subsidiary Total Gas & Power Limited.

Already active in the installation and operation of charge

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