Category: VRA News

VRA adds its support to BVRLA’s new WLTP consultation campaign

The Vehicle Remarketing Association has added its support to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association’s response to the current Government’s WLTP consultation. Sam Watkins, chair at the VRA, said that her organisation shared the BVRLA’s concern about how the potential, negative impact on the company car sector could have widespread repercussions. She explained: “The

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New car diesel sales falling fast enough to cause potential shortages in future

New diesel car sales are falling so quickly that there could be shortages of them on the used market in the near future, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation – which represent companies that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year – says that while new car

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Challenges of remarketing electric vehicles and hybrids the focus of first VRA meeting

The increasing numbers of electric and hybrid vehicles making their way onto the used market will be the focus of the first Vehicle Remarketing Association meeting of 2019, taking place on 23 January at Fleet Auction Group, Coalville. Key presentations will include Ian Featherstone of the Energy Saving Trust on background drivers for EV and

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Sam Watkins announced as new chair at VRA’s annual seminar

Sam Watkins was announced as the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s new chair at the organisation’s annual conference yesterday. She is currently director of sales and marketing at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and has been involved in the motor industry for more than 20 years, having worked for vehicle manufacturers and retail dealerships, and more recently built experience

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Last few places available for “Challenges of 2019” Seminar

The last few places are available for Vehicle Remarketing Association’s major free seminar, “The Challenges of 2019,” which is taking place at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on 22 November. The event is designed to provide a complete briefing about all of the major trends and legislative changes of the next 12 months likely to

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Hydrogen cars speaker added to VRA’s Seminar – November 22nd, 2018

Paul Marchment of Arval has been added as the latest speaker to the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s major free seminar, “The Challenges of 2019.”  He will be talking about Arval’s hydrogen car programme, which is claimed to being the most advanced currently underway in the UK. The leasing giant is half way through a three-year assessment

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Find out how to better use data to drive remarketing profit at the VRA Seminar

Tom Wood, CEO of Cazana, is the latest name to be added to the list of expert speakers at the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s major free seminar, “The Challenges of 2019.” His presentation, “The Future of Used Car Pricing,” will look at consumer and dealer developments in the vehicle pricing landscape and how remarketers can benefit

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Trade prices for cars so high that dealers relying on F&I for profitability

Trade prices for good quality used cars have reached a level where it is almost impossible for many dealers to make a profit on the windscreen price and they are instead relying on returns from their F&I department, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation says that demand in the used sector for almost all

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Mike Allen of Zeus Capital added as key speaker for VRA Seminar

Mike Allen of Zeus Capital is the latest speaker to be added to the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s major free seminar, “The Challenges of 2019.” He will be speaking about the current state of the used car market and how it is likely to develop next year, delivering an overview that will be used at the

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Major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” for used car sector announced

A major free seminar on “The Challenges of 2019” facing the used car and van sectors has been announced by The Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and preparation of 1.5 million used vehicles every year. Sponsored by Manheim and taking place at the Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre, Solihull, on

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“Will 2019 be the year of the used van?” asks September’s VRA meeting

“Will 2019 be the year of the used van?” is one of the key questions being posed at the next meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Association, taking place on 21st September at Manheim in Bruntingthorpe. Key presentations will be made by James Davis of Manheim, looking at the prospects of used light commercial vehicles in

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Hats on 4 Ben – 10th October 2018

Hats on 4 Ben is taking place on 10th October 2018, World Mental Health Day. The idea is simple, we’re asking everyone in the automotive industry wear a hat to work on 10th October and donate £2 to Ben to help keep our life-changing work running. With your support, and the support of the rest of

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