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The New Car Dealers Association of BC is the provincial industry association that represents over 400 new car and truck franchised dealers throughout British Columbia.

Members of the Association directly employed 19,000 British Columbians and are responsible for more than $17 Billion of retail sales in the province. The Association speaks on behalf of the retail new automotive industry to the public, media, and government, and deals primarily with the legal, environmental, and consumer issues relating to new vehicle sales in British Columbia.

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Our Vision

For member dealers, and the dealer franchise system, to be seen by the public as the best choice to fulfill all their automotive needs.

Our Mission

To promote and advance the best interests of BC’s franchised new car dealers.

Our Affiliates

CleanBC Go Electric
The CleanBC Go Electric purchase rebate program is delivered by the New Car Dealers Association of BC and funded by BC Hydro in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia.

Renewed by the province in March 2015, the program includes point-of-sale rebates for plug-in hybrid electric, battery electric, and fuel cell vehicles. BC residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and local government organizations who purchase or lease qualifying new vehicles are eligible for rebates off the after-tax sticker price for qualifying new battery electric, longer range plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles, and for shorter range plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

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Vancouver International Auto Show
VIAS is British Columbia’s new model showcase for the Canadian automotive industry and represents over 40 distinct brands from the world’s leading manufacturers. Owned and operated by the New Car Dealers Association of BC, VIAS saw a record 3-year average attendance surpass 115,000.

The 2024 Vancouver International Auto Show was held March 20–24 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

We hope to see you next year March 2025!

For event inquiries, please contact:
Eric Nicholl MBA
Executive Director
Tel: 778-968-0440
Email: [email protected]

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New Car Dealers Foundation of BC
Incorporated in 1990, the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC is committed to driving education and community involvement. The Foundation exists to provide CarCareerBC grants and scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,500 to young people for automotive industry programs that lead to work at new car dealerships and supports other charities throughout BC where local dealers are involved. The Annual Industry Gala at the Vancouver International Auto Show raises funds for the Foundation’s charitable activities. Dealer and Associate Members contribute to the Foundation through their participation in certain Association events throughout the year. More than $40,000 in grants were awarded in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

For more information, please contact:
Tel: 604-214-9964
Email: [email protected]

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The original inception of the association was in 1944 and the year of incorporation under the society’s act of BC was June 30, 1945 (following World War II) under the name of the ‘Motor Dealers Association of British Columbia.’ The goals of the Association included elevating the standard of business of dealing in motor vehicles in the Province of British Columbia, promoting the interests of the motor vehicle trade, collecting and circulating statistics relevant to the motor vehicle business, serving as a reliable source of information to the public, and holding motor vehicle shows, amongst others.

On June 30, 1995, both Automobile Dealers Association Greater Vancouver and Motor Dealers Association of BC amalgamated and formed a new society which is now operating as New Car Dealers Association of BC.

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