Dear Colleague,

This week, new passenger car registration figures showed that the market declined by -1.7% in November. Positively, pure electric vehicles saw a huge increase of 228.8% and took a market share of 3%. The LCV market declined by -9.6% affected by the continued economic uncertainty. Please find more details in the news.

On Tuesday we held a well-attended, insightful EV Marketplace Seminar in Warwick. Keynote speakers from National Grid, Centrica, VW and Hedin Automotive, Norway, discussed the current EV landscape and analysed future trends and opportunities for retailers. Please find more information below and download a copy of the slides here.

Next Wednesday, NFDA’s Drive My Career will hold the first Female Apprentice Network. On the day, 40 aftersales female apprentices from ten NFDA and Drive My Career members will have meetings with their HR representatives, hear from a keynote speaker and take part in an exciting activity. The event is part of the ‘Driving Inclusivity in Automotive’ series launched by Drive My Career alongside its members. Full details will be published after the event.

NFDA is the voice of automotive retailers. If you require any assistance or have any business issue you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact our member helpline at 01788 538303.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Director