The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) Northern Ireland division has received assurances from Cabinet Office officials that the movement and sale of new vehicles in Northern Ireland will remain unaffected with the proposed updating of type approval emission testing regulations. However, the NFDA has emphasised the need for ongoing consultation with dealers, as they play a pivotal role in vehicle registration and sales within the province.

Additionally, on Friday 10 November 2023, NFDA submitted a response to the Department for Transport's 'Updating GB-type approval for road vehicles' consultation, urging the acceptance of UNECE regulations proposed in the consultation. Advocating for the adoption of UNECE Regulations on Euro 6e emissions for cars and light goods vehicles. This alignment would not only position the UK automotive industry more in sync with its largest trading partner, the EU, but with the automatic adoption of Euro 6e emissions testing due to the Windsor Framework, it is pivotal that GB follow suit.

Sue Robinson, NFDA Chief Executive, commented: “NFDA will continue to monitor developments in the EU, taking into consideration the implications for the GB scheme and the impact it will have for our members.

“With Brexit providing regulatory liberties, NFDA has urged the Government to prioritise harmonised standards developed through UNECE Regulations to avoid double testing, ensuring all regions of the UK market remain attractive to European car manufacturers.”



Adam Weeks, NFDA Communications Officer

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