Dear Colleague,

This week, NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation scheme achieved a key milestone: 50 dealerships have now obtained their EV accreditation. Since the launch in May, 98% of the slots available to dealers have already been allocated. EVA is endorsed by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Energy Saving Trust. Please find more details below.

Positively, the used car market grew by 0.9% in the third quarter of 2019. With a number of challenges facing the new car market and uncertainty affecting consumer confidence, used cars continue to present excellent opportunities to motorists. please find our comment on the market figures in the news.

We have now announced the complete lineup of speakers for our forthcoming EV Marketplace Seminar. Experts from VW, National Grid, Centrica, Norwegian dealer group Hedin Automotive and Jardine Motors Group will provide attendees with a comprehensive insight into the electrification of the market. Please email or visitNFDA EV Marketplace Seminar tickets to secure your place.

This week, NFDA with the Alliance of European Car Dealers and Repairers (AECDR) participated in the first of the European Commission Expert Working Group on motor vehicles BER. A full update will be circulated shortly.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers: if you require any assistance or would like to receive more information about one of our initiatives or events, please contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director