The NFDA WLTP Workshop took place in Warwick on Tuesday 17 July 2018. The workshop was held in conjunction with the LowCVP following extensive requests from members.
The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will come into effect for all new cars from September 2018, replacing the ‘old’ NEDC testing system. NFDA held the workshop to help dealers address the potential implications of the introduction of WLTP and encourage the dialogue between dealers and manufacturers.
Stephen Latham, NFDA Head of Operations, analysed the impacts that WLTP could have on dealers’ business in the short term and how the market is likely to be affected. In general, clarity remains crucial as the effects of WLTP will differ for each manufacturer.
Thomas McLennan, NFDA Operations Officer & Analyst, outlined the possible benefits of WLTP and how dealers can make the most of its introduction. In particular, with regards to informing consumers in a way that will help the industry in the long term.
Finally, Andy Eastlake, LowCVP Managing Director, provided details about the timeframe, key policy milestones and main changes of WLTP. You can download the LowCVP’s guidance for the automotive industry here: https://www.lowcvp.org.uk/wltp.htm
Overall, we continue to highlight the importance of having a constructive dealer/manufacturer working relationship where, now more than ever, open channels of communication are key to the success of a business.
NFDA would like to thank all those who attended. For more information and guidance about WLTP, please visit: https://www.nfda-uk.co.uk/industry-issues/wltp