Dear Colleague,

This week, NFDA’s Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme reached another significant milestone as Audi becomes the first manufacturer to achieve 100% accreditation across its dealership network in the UK. The financial investment and dedication to achieve this highlights the importance Audi places on the decarbonisation of UK transport and its expertise in the EV retailing sector. We are delighted to now call one of the most recognisable automotive manufacturers 100 percent Electric Vehicle Approved.

NFDA has partnered with Auto Trader and ICDP to produce a Digital Retailing Research Survey, to better understand how retailers across the UK are adapting their businesses and daily operations to suit the digitisation of online car buying. The survey does not take long. It will provide us with invaluable data and understand how prepared our members are for online sales and which areas we should focus our attention to help. Please take a moment of your time this weekend to complete the survey, which you will find enclosed in this edition of NFDA news.

The NFDA Spring Ball 2023 is back by popular demand, and there are still spaces to sponsor the event or to get your tickets. There are five levels of sponsorship options available for the event, to suit your preferences and needs, and further opportunities to sponsor individual awards. Please get in contact with lena.patel@rmif.co.uk if you would like more information on price packages and sponsorship options.

Finally, there are limited spaces available for The NADA Show 2023, join the NFDA for our annual trip to the states for one of the biggest automotive retailing events of the year. Please contact lena.patel@rmif.co.uk for more information on NFDA package deals!

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive