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Developments in end of life vehicle inspections is core subject at VRA’s September meeting

The latest developments in end of life vehicle inspections is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on September 18 at the Derby offices of motor retail legal experts Geldards. Key presentations will include Vipul Dave, sales manager at Thatcham Research, examining how the arrival of ADAS devices and other

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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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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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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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VAN FLEETS NEED TO LOOK CAREFULLY AT EURO 6 BEFORE SELECTING LIKE-FOR-LIKE REPLACEMENTS

Van fleets need to look carefully at the impact of Euro 6 emissions requirements on payloads before replacing older vehicles. Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, says that there can easily be a 40-50kg penalty on a 3500kg vehicle meeting Euro 6 over Euro 5 thanks to the additional equipment fitted by

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Minster Self Drive signs deal to use epyx’s 1link Hire Network

Middlesborough-based Minster Self Drive has signed a new deal to use the 1link Hire Network e-commerce platform. Started in York in 2005, the family-run company now has branches in Wakefield, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and is keen to identify opportunities to expand further. This ambition for growth is the key motivator for adopting the epyx platform,

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Online sales values of ex-fleet stock beat physical auctions by average of one per cent in 2016, reports epyx

Online sales values of ex-fleet stock beat physical auctions by an average of one per cent or £220 per vehicle in 2016, according to new figures compiled by epyx. The statistics are taken from tens of thousands of vehicles sold through the company’s 1link Disposal Network e-commerce platform, which is used to manage online and

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More than nine out of 10 customers rate epyx as “excellent” or good” in new research

More than nine out of 10 customers (93%) have rated the service they receive from epyx as “excellent” or “good” in the company’s most comprehensive survey ever. Praise was also received for epyx’s customer support with 98% of people rating the choices “helpful and friendly staff” and the “knowledge and competence of staff” as “excellent”

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Apex Car Rental is latest to join epyx’s 1link Hire Network

Twenty-eight-day car hire specialist Apex Car Rental has signed up this month to use epyx’s 1link Hire Network. Formed in 1988, Apex has a 3,500 vehicle fleet of Peugeot, Volkswagen, Kia, Toyota, Vauxhall, MINI and BMW vehicles, all of which are less than six months old. It has offices in Eastbourne and Weybridge as well

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DELIVERY FLEETS SHOULD ENSURE THAT SAFETY STANDARDS ARE UPHELD AS SEASONAL PRESSURES MOUNT, SAYS ARVAL

Delivery fleets need to ensure that safety standards are being upheld as seasonal demand grows, says Arval. The leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company points out that new Government figures showing a surge in van mileage have been attributed to the growth in home shopping – while there have been a series of stories

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RISING FUEL COSTS COULD SPEED PLUG-IN VEHICLE ADOPTION, PREDICTS ARVAL

Rising pump prices for petrol and diesel in recent months could help to speed the adoption of plug-in vehicles by fleets, says Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company. Petrol and diesel prices have risen by around 10 pence per litre since the start of the year and the falling value of the

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CHOICE LIST INTEGRATION IS BARRIER TO FLEET ADOPTION OF PLUG-IN HYBRIDS AND EVs, SAYS ARVAL

A lack of knowledge about how to integrate plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and electric vehicles into choice lists is hampering their adoption by some fleets, says Arval, a leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company.   With choice lists typically based on factors such as estimated whole life costs, actual costs and CO2 output, these vehicles

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