Category: VRA Member Press Release

CHARGING POINTS COMMITMENT IS A “MAJOR STEP FORWARD” FOR EV INFRASTRUCTURE, SAYS ARVAL

A government commitment in the Queen’s speech to ensure charging points are installed at all large petrol retailers and motorway services has been hailed as a “major step forward” for electric vehicle infrastructure by Arval. David Watts, fleet consultant at the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, said that the move would do much

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New technology added to hire platform is powering rental volumes for third party providers

New technology added to 1link Hire Network is helping drive higher rental numbers for third party providers. More than 25 businesses including several major vehicle leasing and fleet management companies now use epyx’s platform to manage daily rental provision to their own customers. epyx’s business development manager Marc Lees said five major customers had been

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New appointment revs vehicle remarketing specialist up for growth

Independent car auction firm G3 Remarketing has strengthened its management team as the company gears up for further growth. With almost 30 years’ sales and marketing experience, Chris Lamb has been appointed to head up a new communications department within the organisation. He brings with him a wealth of strategic, multichannel marketing knowledge following an

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G3 Remarketing undergoes another fundraising drive for charity

Car auction firm G3 Remarketing is pledging to cover the costs of employing a Prince of Wales Hospice nurse – and is challenging other businesses to match their offer! The amount – £40,000 – will help the Yorkshire-based charity to provide support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. This is the latest in

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FORECOURT RESURGENCE FOR PETROL CARS

Glass’s seeing a gradual uplift in petrol RVs Whilst visiting dealerships around the UK, the most notable comment being voiced over the past few weeks is that more customers appear to be out looking for a petrol car than has been the case in the past couple of years. To read the full release, click

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RESIDUAL VALUE GAP BETWEEN AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL CONTINUES TO WIDEN

Despite growing volume of automatics in the market, their popularity continues to rise due to immeasurable improvements in their sophistication and quality, says Glass’s. Click to view the full release here: RV gap widens on manual and automatic – approved      

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epyx reports 8% growth in 1link Hire Network bookings so far in 2017

A record number of bookings have been made through epyx’s short term hire platform so far in 2017. To the end of May, the number of car and van rentals processed through 1link Hire Networkare up 8% on the previous year. Much of the growth has been driven by new signings. During the last 12

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Management buyout injects multi-million pound investment into Aston Barclay Group

Management buyout injects multi-million pound investment into Aston Barclay Group Multi-million pound management buyout led by new Chief Executive Officer, Neil Hodson Glenn and David Scarborough remain as non-executive directors and company shareholders New 18-acre Super Centre at Donington Park opens in Q4 2017 Aston Barclay is pleased to announce it has secured a multi-million

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GEFCO group reports 4.2 billion euros turnover and strong financial performance

Courbevoie, France, 30 May 2017 – GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and the European leader in automotive logistics, has announced that it generated a turnover of € 4.2 billion in 2016. Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board of GEFCO Group, says: “2016 has been an excellent year for GEFCO Group, and

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Arval offers “top five” advice to fleets as thefts from vans increase

Arval is releasing new advice to fleet operators in the light of reports that thefts from vans are rising rapidly. New figures obtained by the BBC from 45 police forces show that thefts from vans have increased from 14,063 in 2014/15 to 22,749 in 2016/17. A van is broken into every 23 minutes. Simon Cook,

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First cars delivered in major fleet hydrogen car trial

The first cars have been delivered this week as part of a major, pioneering hydrogen fleet car trial. Two ToyotaMirais and a Hyundai iX35 have been delivered to three businesses in Swindon – leading fleet management and vehicle leasing company Arval, building society Nationwide and well-known charity The National Trust – as part of the

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Drivers taking company cars on holiday this summer urged to obtain VE103 as soon as possible

Drivers planning on taking their company car abroad on holiday this summer have been urged to ensure that they have the correct documentation as soon as possible. Leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval says, every year, it receives last minute requests from drivers at ferry terminals who didn’t realise they needed a VE103

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