What are the objectives?

The main aim of the European Car Dealers is to make the voice of the automotive dealer and repairer heard. ECD promotes and defends the interests of automotive dealers and authorized repairers.

Members of the ECD discuss and examine topics which are relevant to their business. Besides, ECD analyses initiatives taken by the European authorities on issues which might influence their business directly or indirectly. The ECD will lobby decision makers of the European Committee accordingly.

In addition, it provides a platform where dealers can meet and exchange information on best practices which European Dealer Councils could use during their negotiations with the vehicle manufacturers and National Councils as well as during their discussions with national competition and/or transport authorities. The ECD also examines new opportunities for the sector and analyses upcoming technologies and economic parameters which might improve upon the traditional business model.