Governor Youngkin Announces End to EV Mandate in Virginia

On June 5, Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) announced the end of the California electric vehicle mandate in Virginia, effective at the end of 2024 when California’s current regulations expire. An official opinion from Attorney General Jason Miyares in response to a request by the Governor and Senate Republican Leader Ryan McDougle confirms that Virginia is […]

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IRS Releases Materials to Assist Dealers with EVs

As you are likely aware, dealers must use the IRS Energy Credits Online tool to register with the IRS and to submit time-of-sale reports in order to enable credits for your customers. The website to register is here. Additionally, IRS recently released a “Partner Promotion Bundle” that you can access here with outreach products, site links, and social […]

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MADA/WANADA Health Benefits Program

First announced in July of 2023, MADA and WANADA have partnered to provide health, dental and vision insurance products to dealer members with superior customer service. This is the only regional insurance brokerage owned completely by dealers to serve dealers and their employees. Since June 1 is a significant renewal date for many dealers, the […]

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Grow Your Service Department Through WANADA Training & Apprenticeships

One of WANADA’s most valuable membership benefits is our Auto Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) technician apprenticeship program.  ADEI offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a skilled workforce tailored to a dealership’s specific needs while fostering loyalty and commitment among employees. ADEI helps you ensure a pipeline of talented technicians trained to tackle the increasingly complex […]

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WANADA Annual Meeting!

It’s never too early to mark your calendar for WANADA’s Annual Meeting.  This year’s event will be held at the MGM National Harbor on Saturday evening, November 9.  In keeping with recent Annual Meetings, which have been moved from a lunch to a dinner format, the 2024 event will feature premium entertainment and top-tier political […]

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Beautiful Weather Contributes to Outstanding WANADA Open

This past Monday, June 3rd, over 180 golfers competed in the 2024 WANADA Open at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, VA. The weather cooperated beautifully, helping ensure that the event was an overwhelming success. Golfers from more than 20 dealerships around the region participated this year.  Dealerships represented included Academy Ford, Alexandria VW, […]

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Grow Your Service Department Through WANADA Training & Apprenticeships

One of WANADA’s most valuable membership benefits is our Auto Dealer Education Institute (ADEI) technician apprenticeship program.  ADEI offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a skilled workforce tailored to a dealership’s specific needs while fostering loyalty and commitment among employees. ADEI helps you ensure a pipeline of talented technicians trained to tackle the increasingly complex […]

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Jack Fitzgerald Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NAACP  

A humble man who credits his success and prosperity to helping the underprivileged and underrepresented citizens of our communities. This is how Linda Plummer, President of the NAACP Montgomery County MD Unit, describes Jack Fitzgerald, founder and CEO of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. Fitzgerald was recently recognized and awarded the NAACP’s Presidential Humanitarian award. “The NAACP’s […]

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MADA/WANADA Health Benefits Program

MADA/WANADA Health Benefits Program First announced in July of 2023, MADA and WANADA have partnered to provide health, dental and vision insurance products to dealer members with superior customer service. This is the only regional insurance brokerage owned completely by dealers to serve dealers and their employees. Since June 1 is a significant renewal date […]

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US Says Tariffs on Chinese EVs & Components to Start Aug. 1

May 22 (Reuters) – Some of the steep U.S. tariff increases on an array of Chinese imports, including electric vehicles and their batteries, computer chips and medical products, will take effect on Aug. 1, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday. President Joe Biden will keep tariffs put in place by his Republican predecessor […]

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