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Funding to Support Commercial EVs

In the last several years, BC’s New Car Dealers have highlighted occasions when the province has made funding and policy decisions that influence the ongoing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in this province – and there have been several. British Columbia has assumed a leadership role, with more EV sales…
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Road Improvement Plan and Safety Investments in BC

As of January 2021, ICBC’s road improvement program celebrated 30 years. The program means that ICBC is committed to spending money on roads and this attributes to fewer crashes, fewer injuries, and fewer wrecked cars. For the past 30 years, ICBC’s road improvement program has created incredible innovations in road…
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Year in Rear View: Canadian Auto Sales

As we come to the end of the second week of the new year, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the last year and how far the auto industry has come in terms of sales numbers after nosediving earlier in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…
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Federal Climate Plan – Our Response

Late last year, the federal government released their climate action plan, A Healthy Environment and a Health Economy. The New Car Dealers Association of BC (NCDA) works closely with the provincial government towards creating a greener future, and we’re encouraged to see these steps being taken at the federal level.…
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E-Library and COVID Safety Plans

Resources for Members and Latest Health and Safety Requirements E-Library A variety of resources for members are available through the NCDA's e-library by signing into the Member Login here. Resources include: Manuals including a refreshed Occupational Health and Safety Program Toolkits: COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Toolkit, Canadian Anti-Spam compliance, Drug and Alcohol Policy…
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Response to Federal Climate Plan

As we entered into December, the federal government released their climate action plan, A Healthy Environment and a Health Economy. The NCDA works closely with the Province towards creating a greener future, and we’re encouraged to see these steps being taken at the federal level. The NCDA, and our close…
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Driving in Poor Conditions

Though this year is very different than past years and with Public Health recommending British Columbians avoid non-essential travel, road conditions – no matter the distance – are sure to get worse. As we enter the winter season, it is important to be cognizant of changing driving conditions and driving…
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Province Doubles Rebates for EV Charging Stations

In the last several years, British Columbia has assumed a leadership role with respect to the sale of electric vehicles, with more EV sales per capita than any other province. This is in large part due to a successful partnership between the Province of BC and the New Car Dealers…
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BC’s New Car Dealers Welcome New Government

BC's New Car Dealers Continue to Forge Strong Relationships with Government Last week, the new BC government Cabinet was officially sworn in, and each one of our elected officials should be congratulated for their respective appointments. All British Columbians, regardless of political persuasion, should thank Members for their commitment to…
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Holiday Gift Giving

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be pondering what to get that special auto enthusiast. The good news is, there are many gift options available to suit any budget and personality. And even though the holiday season may look a little different this year, these still make good…
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Post BC Election – Thanks to Candidates

With the 2020 provincial election wrapped up, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate all of the candidates recently elected to serve. Congratulations to Premier-elect John Horgan and his colleagues on securing a majority government. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Honourable Carole James…
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Electric Vehicles and COVID-19

It should come as no surprise to anyone that 2020 has been a remarkably challenging year for the automotive industry, just as it has been for so many sectors. Not only were new car sales significantly hit hard after COVID-19 arrived in BC, but one of the resulting effects of…
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