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Industry needs to educate used car buyers on “good” and “bad” diesels, says VRA

The motor industry needs to invest in educating used car buyers about the differences between “good” and “bad” diesels when it comes to emissions, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. At last week’s meeting of the trade organisation – which represents companies that are involved in remarketing more than 1.5 million vehicles every year – there

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Voluntary terminations at record high, according to G3 Remarketing

The voluntary termination (VT) of personal contract purchase (PCP) and hire purchase agreements (HP) are at an all-time high, according to G3 Remarketing. The motoring specialist deals with and disposes of nearly 1,000 VTs each month for a broad range of funders, and has seen a 35% increase in these cars going through its auction,

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Celebrating the ‘Robust and Affordable’ Ford Fiesta is Glass’s Used Van Hero for March

For those wanting economy and practicality The Ford Fiesta van has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for March. Each month, Glass’s Commercial Vehicle editors hold a meeting to name the current Used Van Hero in the UK market – the model they believe offers outstanding value for money and ability. Andy Picton, Chief

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2016: A YEAR OF STRONG GROWTH FOR ARVAL WORLDWIDE AND IN THE UK

Having broken through the 1 million vehicle threshold in November, the Arval fleet of leased vehicles totalled 1,028,142 at the end of the year (up 8.4% on 2015 at constant perimeter and exchange rate)  326,150 vehicles were ordered by Arval in 2016 (24% more than in 2015), and the company sold 248,914 vehicles (up 27%) 

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Best used car stock now “largely being sold online,” says epyx

The best used car stock is now largely being sold online in a ready-to-retail condition to dealers, reports epyx. The company, which operates the 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform, says that there has been a definite shift during 2016 because of increasing stock availability. David Goodyear, commercial director, said: “There are ever larger numbers of

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ARVAL BECOMES PARTNER IN MAJOR UK HYDROGEN CAR TRIAL

Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management provider to companies of all sizes, has become a leading partner in one of the UK’s largest hydrogen fleet car trials to date.   It is taking part in the Hydrogen Hub initiative, which will see fuel cell technology used in a wide range of domestic, commercial

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Fleets “hanging onto” cars and van is causing market distortion

Inaccurate price guides contributing to current problem, say Glass’s   Fleets “hanging onto” cars and vans in an attempt to achieve unrealistic and inflated valuations are causing distortions in the used car and van markets, say Glass’s. Reluctance to sell below these guide prices, and continually resubmitting vehicles for sale at the same or other

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Almost all’ cars and vans to be zero emission by 2050, Government pledges

The Government has pledged that “almost all” cars and vans will emit no pollutants by 2050. The UK was one of 13 international members of the Zero Emission Vehicle Alliance to sign a commitment to promote cleaner motoring. The body was formed in September with the intention of increasing the global uptake of greener vehicles

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