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Half a Billion Dollars Donated

Posted on November 29, 2023 in NADA

New franchised auto dealerships donate half a billion dollars to charities each year. Yes, that includes sponsoring the local Little League teams, but it also means building wings of hospitals and schools, hosting fundraisers for nonprofits, and donating millions of dollars to causes that range from cancer research to fighting homelessness. Why it matters: The total amount of charitable giving decreased from 2021 to 2022 by over 10% when adjusted for inflation, according to Giving USA. But new franchised dealerships have remained steady in their community support. “This is no surprise to anyone who knows dealers,” said Mike Stanton, NADA CEO […]

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Test Drive an EV on Sept. 23

Posted on September 19, 2023 in Automotive News

Electric vehicles (EVs) are leading the way to a greener automotive future. Join us at the FREE EV Test Drive Event on Sept. 23. You’ll have a chance to test drive one of 17 different EV models that will be featured on-site. BECU Tukwila Financial Center Saturday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12770 Gateway Drive Tukwila, WA 98168 There’s no better time than now to explore how electric vehicle ownership can benefit you in the future. That’s why Washington State Auto Dealers Association has partnered with BECU, Seattle City Light, and local franchised dealerships to offer you an […]

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$1,000 tax credit may be available for residential EV charger installations

Posted on August 22, 2023 in Uncategorized

Consumers who purchase qualified residential alternative fuel vehicle refueling equipment between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2032 may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.  To claim the federal tax credit for your home EV charger, or other EV charging equipment, file Form 8911 with the IRS when you file your federal income tax return.  Form 8911 includes instructions for filing and eligibility requirements. You will need your receipts that show the purchase price of the EV charger and any fees for installation of the charger. You will also need to know your tax liability for the year […]

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An Updated List of the 16 Vehicles that Qualify for IRS EV Purchase Tax Credit

Posted on August 22, 2023 in Automotive News

Several electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles are eligible for a federal income tax credit starting with purchases this year (2023). Since the latest rules governing EV purchase tax credits (30D) came into effect on April 18, 2023, the list of vehicles eligible for the purchase tax credit has changed. As of August 15, 2023, eight MY 2023 models qualify for the full $7,500 credit, and eight MY 2023 models qualify for the $3,750 credit. In addition, four MY 2024 models will also qualify, three at $7,500 and one at $3,750. To obtain the credit, consumers and dealers do not […]

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EVs that qualify for a state sales tax exemption

Posted on August 2, 2023 in Automotive News

There is a partial state sales and use tax exemption for new or used passenger cars, light duty trucks, or medium duty passenger vehicles that are: Exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel; or A plug-in hybrid vehicle that can travel at least 30 miles on battery power alone. A new vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $45,000 to qualify for the exemption.  A used vehicle may only have a selling price of up to $30,000 to qualify.  A trade-in or manufacturer rebate does not lower the selling price of a vehicle. Eligible vehicles qualify for a sales […]

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Women Driving Auto Retail: A Day in the Life of Auto Retail

Posted on August 2, 2023 in NADA

Leslie Jefferson wants to show you how she rolls through her workday. Jefferson, a buyer for the Pohanka Automotive Group, shops for a living, sourcing vehicles for the dealership group through innovative and creative methods. That means cold calling, internet sleuthing and leaving her card on vehicles out and about. And she does it all in a wheelchair. “The automotive industry has taught me grit, gratitude and goals,” Jefferson says as she outlines her day, which starts well before the sun rises. Jefferson approaches it all with a smile because she loves her career and the opportunities it has given […]

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Join Washington’s franchised new car and truck dealers in the EV Revolution

Posted on July 23, 2023 in Automotive News

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NADA Celebrates Disability Pride Month

Posted on July 6, 2023 in NADA

As we celebrate Disability Pride Month, we honor the talents, skills and valuable perspectives those in the disability community bring to the workplace and their communities through activism and leadership. Disability Pride Month is celebrated each year in July in recognition of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation was signed into law more than 30 years ago by President George Bush to protect the civil liberties of those with disabilities. This month is about disability awareness, acceptance, and pride. It provides the opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences, and struggles of our friends in the disability […]

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Stellantis Unwraps Two Mass-Market EVs in Affordability Push (Bloomberg)

Posted on July 5, 2023 in NADA

Author Bloomberg News   The article below is sourced from Bloomberg Wire Service. The views and opinions expressed in this story are those of the Bloomberg Wire Service and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of NADA. Stellantis NV showed off two new electric vehicles in Italy as part of a push by the carmaker to win over mass-market buyers and fend of low-cost competition from China. The company presented the battery-powered Fiat 600 compact sport utility vehicle and an electric revamp of the 1930s Topolino quadricycle at its Turin factory late Tuesday. The SUV starts at […]

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Chrysler Minority Dealers Association Program Graduates 7 Future Dealers from NADA Academy

Posted on May 25, 2023 in NADA

The Chrysler Minority Dealers Association (CMDA) graduated its first class of the CMDA Future Dealers Training Program this week. This program sponsored seven dealer candidates’ attendance to the NADA Academy in support of CMDA’s mission to develop the next generation of ethnic minority dealers in the automotive retail market. Program participants were selected from a pool of high-potential candidates submitted by CMDA dealers. They are all strong managers who have been identified as ready for franchise ownership within the next one to three years. “Through this program, CMDA and Chrysler Capital have shown their commitment to diversity and advocacy efforts […]

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Being Seen: A Female Auto Retail Executive’s Path to Success

Posted on May 18, 2023 in NADA

A few years ago, Andrea Park Zadd, executive vice president of Crestmont Auto Group, was recognized with the “Ally Sees Her” leadership award. Zadd views the mission of this award and their tag line – “If you can see her, you can be her.” – as an important initiative to all diversity efforts. The daughter of a Korean immigrant and first-generation dealer, Zadd commends the Asian American leaders and women who have helped create a foundation of visible representation. “I am where I am because of the hard work of the other leaders, my dad included, that came before me,” Zadd said. “We must […]

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The vehicle models that qualify for the new IRS EV tax credits

Posted on April 20, 2023 in Automotive News

On April 18, 2023, the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) eligible for an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 30D tax credit shrank considerably. According to the Internal Revenue Service, 22 EVs now qualify for IRC Section 30D tax credits, down from 41. Of these, 14 qualify for the full $7,500 credit and 8 for $3,750. Qualifying for the full $7,500 credit: Cadillac Lyriq EV (2023-2024) Chevrolet Blazer EV (2024) Chevrolet Bolt EUV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Bolt EV (2022-2023) Chevrolet Equinox EV (2024) Chevrolet Silverado EV (2024) Chrysler Pacifica PHEV (2022-2023) Ford F-150 Lightning, standard range […]

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NADA Foundation Supports East Palestine Dealership Employees

Posted on March 29, 2023 in NADA

While the environmental impacts of the derailment have been front in center, there has been little insight into the human impact. This is where the NADA Foundation has come in to help the local community. The NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) has donated $6,000 in gift cards to 20 employees of Brittain Motors, Inc. in East Palestine, Ohio to provide relief in the wake of the disaster, helping pay for clean water and other necessary resources to protect themselves and their families from the hazardous pollution. Thanks to the generous support of dealers and industry partners, the Emergency Relief […]

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Women’s History Month: Auto Retail is a Team Effort

Posted on March 28, 2023 in NADA

Dealerships do not succeed because of a single person, even a great leader. They require the hard work and mutual respect of an entire team. Melissa Bradley, the co-owner and general manager of Snell Motors, has learned through experience the importance of the entire dealerships operating under a shared mission with shared values. This Women’s History Month NADA is highlighting a few auto retail leaders and spoke with Bradley about her career and advice for others in the industry: How did you get started in the automotive retail industry? I worked at a local bank all through high school and college. I […]

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WSADA Board of Directors affirms 2021 Resolution on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Posted on March 1, 2023 in Press Releases

Washington State Auto Dealers Association: Resolution on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion WHEREAS, recent events and our nation’s ongoing and important conversation about representation and diversity, have highlighted the need for organizations and industries – including Washington State Auto Dealers Association (WSADA) – and the Washington State franchised dealership network to dedicate themselves to the goals of supporting and promoting equity and inclusion within their purviews; and WHEREAS, WSADA collectively represents almost 300 franchised new car and truck dealers and has an obligation to lead by example; and WHEREAS, WSADA is comprised of Dealer and Associate Members who represent an automotive retail industry comprised […]

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NADA’s current top issues

Posted on February 27, 2023 in NADA

NADA is hard at work on a number of pressing issues for franchise new car and truck dealers.  Learn more by clicking here. Top Legislative Priorities Congress Should Pass the Bipartisan “Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act” Due to the Pandemic-Related Interruption of Auto Production (H.R. 700/S. 443)  Oppose Overreaching FTC Vehicle Shopping Rule Which Would Complicate Vehicle Sales And Harm Consumers  Support Catalytic Converter Anti-Theft Legislation (H.R. 621/S. 154) FTC Safeguards Rule The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended its Safeguards Rule, adding new compliance requirements for franchised new-car dealers. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Dealers are essential to mass-market adoption of alternative-powered […]

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Marcus Glasper appointed new director of Washington Department of Licensing

Posted on February 22, 2023 in Automotive News

  Gov. Jay Inslee named Marcus Glasper to serve as director of Washington state’s Department of Licensing (DOL). He replaces Teresa Bernsten, who retired earlier this month. Aléjandro Sanchez, DOL’s deputy director and current interim director, will continue leading the agency until Glasper begins on April 1. Glasper currently serves as the director of Washington’s Lottery, a position he has held since 2017. In that capacity, he created a new strategic roadmap for the organization, established a first-of-its-kind retail space, and implemented a voluntary self-exclusion program and other responsible gambling verification policies. He is a respected and proven leader with […]

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Auto Dealers Join International Relief Efforts for Earthquake Survivors

Posted on February 22, 2023 in NADA

Auto dealers are joining the effort to provide relief to the communities affected by the deadly earthquakes this month. Many survivors of the disasters are now homeless in brutal winter weather without basic necessities. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Feb. 6 was the strongest to hit Turkey since 1939, resulting in 38,044 deaths in Turkey and 41,732 fatalities total in both Turkey and Syria. On Feb. 20, another earthquake, measured at 6.4 magnitude, killed another three people in Turkey and injured over 350 in Turkey and Syria. Learn more here

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February is Black History Month

Posted on February 1, 2023 in Automotive News

With roots dating back to 1926, Black History Month has been celebrated across the country for nearly a century.  It has grown to encompass the full breadth of the Black experience in the U.S., including educational programs, cultural institutions, and the business community. WSADA joins with dealers and dealership employees across the state and the country in celebrating the history of Black Americans not just in the franchised new car and truck dealership system, but in all walks of life. There are a number of resources available to learn more about Black History Month, including a website curated by the […]

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FTC Extends Safeguards Compliance Deadline

Posted on November 15, 2022 in NADA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Nov. 15 announced it is extending by six months the deadline for companies to comply with some of the amendments to the FTC’s Safeguards Rule. Earlier this year, NADA submitted comments to the FTC seeking an extension of the deadline. The deadline for complying with some of the updated requirements of the Safeguards Rule is now June 9, 2023. NADA has published a one-stop landing page for all NADA Safeguards Rule resources at nada.org/safeguardsrule. Dealers can find a number of resources, including: webinars, guides, workshops, NADA Affinity providers, FAQs, and more. Dealers are encouraged to review the resources […]

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NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund: Hurricane Ian Relief

Posted on October 18, 2022 in NADA

Hurricane Ian Relief NADA is preparing to provide financial assistance to dealership employees through the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). The ERF grants auto and truck dealership employees who have been impacted by natural disasters with up to $1,500 in assistance. These grants help bridge the gap for employees to help them get back to their day-to-day lives before insurance money arrives, and sometimes before ATMs are up and running. Often, they use ERF grants to buy food, diapers and clothes to return to school or work — basic items some may take for granted. DONATE TO THE ERF […]

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TIME and Ally Financial Honor Chehalis Dealer Heidi Pehl

Posted on October 18, 2022 in Awards, Press Releases

Heidi Pehl Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments (New York, NY, October 18, 2022) – The nomination of Heidi Pehl, dealer principal at I-5 Toyota in Chehalis, Washington, for the 2023 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. Pehl is one of a select group of 48 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 106th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Dallas, Texas, on January 27, 2023. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. The […]

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WSADA-BECU EV Test Drive Event October 22 in Tukwila

Posted on October 17, 2022 in Press Releases

WSADA-BECU EV Test Drive Event October 22 in Tukwila WSADA, Platinum Sponsor BECU, and partners Seattle City Light, and Tacoma Public Utilities are hosting a special EV test drive as part of BECU’s annual Shred and e-Cycle Event in Tukwila on Saturday, October 22. WSADA and BECU EV and Hybrid Test Drive 9AM to 1PM, Saturday October 22 Tukwila Financial Center 12770 Gateway Drive Tukwila, WA 98168 This is a great opportunity to test drive some of the newest technology available and compare battery-powered vehicles from a variety of manufacturers.  Plus, you can dispose of some old electronics for FREE.  Currently scheduled vehicles include: […]

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NADA Show January 26-29, 2023 – Women Driving Auto Retail 2023

Posted on October 14, 2022 in NADA

Join NADA for Women Driving Auto Retail 2023 — the annual high-profile networking and education event designed to share ideas, and to learn from the men and women leading the charge in shaping auto retail. It will be Thursday morning of NADA Show 2023, in Dallas’ Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and includes breakfast and two segments, as outlined below. This event typically sells out quickly, get your ticket now!  

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Principles to Guide Auto Retail’s Future

Posted on October 10, 2022 in NADA

When it comes to selling cars in 2022, one thing we hear from dealers everywhere is clear. Auto retail is changing faster today than it has at any time since the dawn of the franchise system. Selling and servicing cars in the future will not look like it did 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. The days of taking inventory from OEMs and selling as a lone wolf are over. Dealers recognize this. We also know that “progressive” auto retail schemes, like direct sales, inevitably shortchange consumers on both sales and service. So-called “agency” models, trumpeted by some, won’t […]

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