Dear Colleague,

The new car market declined by -6.7% in October and is down -2.9% from last year as uncertainty continues to affect businesses and consumers. Positively, demand for pure electric vehicles saw significant growth. The Light Commercial Vehicle market saw a decrease of -11% in the month but remains up 3.1% year to date. Please find here the latest registration figures.

The Bristol City Council has voted to ban privately owned diesel cars from a central zone during part of the day while commercial vehicles will have to pay to enter the area. We have highlighted that franchised retailers are making significant investments and efforts to encourage the uptake of low emission vehicles. However, we need a targeted and consistent approach by Government, industry and key stakeholders which differentiates between old and new diesel. Please find more details below.

AM Live took place on Thursday at the NEC in Birmingham. The event was very well attended and provided us with an ideal opportunity to update members and colleagues on our latest projects and events including the Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme, Drive My Career, our EV Marketplace Seminar taking place on 3 December 2019 and the NFAD Spring Ball 2020. For more information, please email

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance, please contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director