“Franchised dealers are making big investments in the future of selling EVs. We’re part of the solution. We’re essential to rolling out electric vehicles to the mass market.”
NADA 2021 Chairman Paul Walser Says Dealers Must “Look at Things Differently” to Succeed and Strengthen Franchise System
Paul Walser, in his first remarks as NADA 2021 Chairman, urged dealers to look inward, think differently and take on new challenges in order to promote and strengthen the franchise system during a pivotal year for the industry.
NADA continues to take steps to demonstrate its commitment to reaching diverse constituencies in our country’s current, politically-charged environment.
Prior to joining NADA, Welch held several positions with the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA), the nation’s largest state auto dealer association.
NADA is pleased to report a significant and favorable decision in a lawsuit that NJ CAR brought against Mazda for violating the New Jersey Franchises Practices Act.
Dealer Groups, ATD, Alliance for Automotive Innovation Urge Trump to Clarify Auto, Truck Sales as Essential
The ability to provide replacement cars and trucks in response to any number of scenarios will be vital to ensuring that those in need of reliable personal transportation continue to have access to it, the groups said, stressing that franchised car and truck dealers recognize the need to conduct even limited sales and leasing activities in manner that protects the general public, our customers and our employees.
Alliance for Automotive Innovation, NADA and MEMA Call on White House and Congress to Pass Economic Stimulus Package to Address COVID-19 Impact
The Alliance, NADA and MEMA have asked Congressional leaders and the White House to enact policies that provide immediate economic relief broadly, as well as to the auto industry, and that help all businesses work through the challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic.
The new law provides certain eligible employees with potential coronavirus-related emergency paid sick leave, emergency family and medical leave, and expanded unemployment insurance.
The guide will assist sales consultants and product specialists explain to their customers and potential customers how to properly use Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to improve traffic safety.
NADA understands and appreciates the Administration’s attempts to level the trade playing field and eliminate unfair trade practices, but broad-based tariffs on autos and auto parts would be the wrong tool for the job…
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation’s multi-faceted initiative to spark interest in service technician careers at car and commercial truck dealerships is gaining financial support from across the entire industry.
In his first address as 2019 NADA Chairman, Charlie Gilchrist urged every franchised dealer to get involved in NADA, saying that the auto retail sector needs engaged and active association members “now more than ever.”
In his outgoing remarks as 2018 NADA Chairman, Wes Lutz encouraged America’s franchised auto dealers to continue embracing change, listening to their customers and writing the narrative about the future of the auto retail industry.
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation has announced the next phase of its Workforce Initiative, which includes the launch of a new consumer-facing website – http://www.nadafoundation.org – to promote the value of service technician jobs…
NADA Chairman Wes Lutz and Vice Chairman Charlie Gilchrist joined other business leaders at the White House on Wednesday for a discussion with President Trump and senior administration officials about the nation’s growing economy and the Administration’s comprehensive workforce development efforts.
The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 63-member board of directors elected Charlie Gilchrist as chairman for 2019. Rhett Ricart, who represents new-car dealers from Ohio on NADA’s board, was elected NADA vice chairman for 2019.
NADA Chairman Wes Lutz on Tuesday injected a dose of reality into the conversation about the future of mobility, directly challenging media narratives suggesting that ride-hailing will replace personal vehicle ownership.
NADA Refutes Grossly Inaccurate, Misleading and Unethical NPR Report on Voluntary Protection Products
On Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, National Public Radio (NPR) aired a story about the Military Lending Act that was riddled with inaccuracies, false statements and misleading claims about the voluntary protection products that millions of consumers have chosen to purchase at franchised new-car dealerships.
In testimony before the U.S. Department of Commerce, NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Thursday urged the Trump Administration to find ways to address “genuine trade concerns” without imposing auto tariffs that would only hurt American consumers and small businesses.
NADA President and CEO Peter Welch Warns of ‘Serious Unintended Consequences’ of Tariffs on Imported Autos and Parts
“New tariffs on imported autos and parts, if broadly implemented, would hurt the auto industry, and our customers and our economy as a whole,” Welch said in a video released Monday.
NADA’s comments were filed with the Commerce Department in response to proceedings being conducted under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 intended to determine the effects on the national security of imported automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks, and of imported automotive parts.
President Trump signed into law S.J. Res. 57 – a measure passed by Congress to reject a Washington bureaucracy’s rule which could have eliminated the ability of car dealerships to discount loans for their customers.
Today’s vehicle financing model is extraordinarily efficient and competitive and provides access to affordable credit to consumers in all credit tiers.
Two separate measures are under consideration in Congress to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) deeply flawed and anti-consumer auto financing guidance from 2013 that pressures indirect auto lenders to eliminate the ability of local dealerships to offer discounted auto loans to their customers.
“NADA has long supported a data-driven and informed process for determining future greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, and we applaud EPA for putting us back on this path.”
“This decision upholds more than 40 years of consistent interpretation by the courts and the executive branch, and will allow the auto retail industry to continue structuring employment relationships that are efficient and beneficial to dealerships, their employees, and their customers.”
“This sentiment cuts across all demographics and is a durable, fundamental desire of most consumers, even millennials. Ride-hailing will continue to supplement personal vehicle ownership going forward, but it will not supplant it.”
The NADA Foundation’s Board of Trustees has approved plans and funding for a largescale workforce initiative to promote the value of dealership jobs, especially service technicians, in the automotive retail industry.
The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on Friday released its 2018 U.S. sales forecast, predicting the sale of 16.7 million new cars and light trucks.
NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli on Tuesday urged automakers to consider how stair-step incentive programs are damaging their brands, and alerted manufacturers about the unintended consequences of such programs that erode consumer trust and lead to a lack of loyalty to – and desire for – their brands over time.