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Post-Brexit outlook, autonomy and 2035 EV impact are key subjects for VRA’s March member meeting

The post-Brexit economic outlook, developments in vehicle autonomy and the impact of the Government’s 2035 electric vehicle announcement will all be part of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next member meeting, taking place on March 18 at the offices of motor industry legal specialists Geldard’s in Derby. Sam Watkins, chair of the VRA, which represents organisations

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Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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Key issues facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is subject of major, free seminar from VRA

The challenges facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is the subject of a major, free seminar that has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in buying, selling and preparing 1.5 million used vehicles every year. “2020 Vision” will take a wide-ranging look at issues likely to affect the used car

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Retail motor industry “must do more” to educate customers on new fuel choices

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana,

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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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Used diesel values to remain stable according to Aston Barclay Group

Used diesel values are likely to remain consistent over the coming 12 months if historic price deflation is anything to go by. Aston Barclay Group has looked at all elements of the used market and, based on deflation alone on three-year-old 60,000 mile ex-fleet cars, diesel prices have been more consistent than petrol. “CAP hpi

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ARVAL ADVISES FLEETS THAT DIESEL STILL HAS IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY DESPITE POTENTIAL SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

Diesel still has an important role to play for many fleets despite calls for a scrappage scheme designed to improve air quality by removing older vehicles, says Arval. The vehicle leasing and fleet management company believes that such initiatives can be very effective in removing old and inefficient vehicles, but there is a risk that

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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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Glass’s predicts an early end for hybrids as electric cars surge ahead

‘Within a few years, hybrids could be seen as little more than a curiosity and this will undoubtedly affect their values’ says Glass’s director of valuations Rupert Pontin HYBRIDS are likely to be a passing phase in car technology that will be surpassed by electric vehicles (EV) in a matter of a few years, to

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Hybrids “likely to be passing phase” as electric vehicle technology advances quickly, says Glass’s

Improvements in EV range and price removing hybrid advantages Hybrids are likely to be a passing phase in car technology that will be surpassed by electric vehicles in a matter of a few years, predicts Glass’s. The vehicle data provider says that EV technology is advancing so quickly that a new hybrid vehicle being bought

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