Dear Colleague,

This week, new passenger car registrations figures showed that the market declined by -4.6% in May reflecting a slowdown in consumer spending affected by the uncertain political environment. Sales of petrol rose by 1.0%, diesel was down -18.3% and alternative fuel vehicles continued to rise, up 11.7%. Positively, the light commercial vehicles remained strong in May with a growth of 5.4%. Download a copy of the registration figures here.

Next Wednesday we will be at CDX at the Farnborough International Conference & Events Centre. Our team will be at stand A18 to provide you with an update on the latest NFDA activities including our Electric vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme and Drive My Career. Come to visit our stand!

On Tuesday we will hold our Midlands Regional forum in Northampton. Our Southern forum will take place on Wednesday, at the same venue as CDX, in Farnborough. Our members’ input is vital to understand the key issues affecting you and set the direction of our work - your attendance is extremely valuable. Dates and venues of the next meetings are in this week’s newsletter, please email to attend.

We are pleased to support the Renewable Energy Association EV Experience Conference taking place on Tuesday 2 July 2019 in London. We will be speaking about the development of the EV market and the key role played by franchised dealerships during this phase of transition. NFDA members can benefit from the ‘supporter’ discounted rates. Please find more information below.

NFDA is your trade association, if you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 0178 538 303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director