Dear Colleague,

It is extremely positive that, following our lobbying efforts, the Department for Transport (DfT) has granted a derogation for non-RDE compliant vehicles. The Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulation is due to be implemented on 1 September 2019 and the derogation will allow retailers to continue to sell non-compliant cars for another 12 months after RDE comes into force.

COX Automotive has published its latest Insight report. It provides updates on the new and used car market and other key issues facing our industry including the future of fuel, ownership and mobility. NFDA has contributed to the ‘changing dealer strategies’ section outlining the importance of a strong, combined digital and physical strategy going forward. Please find more information in today’s news.

Next week, we will be at our Northern regional meeting in York. The relationship between retailers and manufacturers, new and used car markets, consumer legislation as well as a number of regulatory issues will be at the top of our agenda. Your input is vital and we do encourage our members to attend their local regional meeting. Please email to register to attend.

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

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director