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Round-Up: DfT urged to work with fleets on 2035 roadmap, BCA record auction, Jaama redesigns website

Govt urged to work with fleets for 2035 roadmap

The Government should work with fleet industry to create a roadmap in order to allow company car drivers to make the transition to green vehicles ahead of the 2035 ending of the sale of diesel, petrol and hybrid models.

That’s according to medium-term rental firm Meridian Vehicle Solutions which said the announcement “has created an enormous number of potential pitfalls that could hurt all parts of the sector and actually damage the prospects of the adoption of electric vehicles.”

“Really, we need to have a good idea of where the Government expects us to be, almost on a year-by-year basis, and for the industry to consult on how realistic those plans might be. Just having a present start point and 2035 end point is not sufficient information,” said Phil Jerome, the firm’s MD.

BCA holds record auction

BCA VWFS Record Sale Perry Barr 17.2.20

Remarketing company BCA staged what it called a record sale at the Perry Barr remarketing centre on 21 January as 1,100 vehicles were sold on behalf of Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS).

The sale featured Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Škoda product offered in three auction lanes.  The event attracted 100 buyers registered to bid in-lane, and nearly 800 different buyers bidding via the BCA Buyer app and BCA Live Online

Sales proceeds exceeded £17.2 million with an average selling price of nearly £15,600 – both records for a VWFS sale.

Dominic Burr, BCA regional general manager, said: “This was a record breaking sale event for the BCA and VWFS partnership, with over 1,100 vehicles offered for physical sale from one seller on one day.  VWFS offered a superb selection of desirable retail quality stock and it proved irresistible to our buyers.”

Jaama redesigns website

Jaama website redesign

Jamma has redesigned its website as part of a wider ‘brand refresh’.

The firm said this has coincided with the launch of Maintenance Exchange, its latest development that revolutionises the exchange of information between fleet management companies, maintenance providers and end-user fleets.

Jaama added it is using the website to advertise job opportunities within its business including the graduate programme operated by the company. Current graduates have assisted with the development of the Key2 system as well as more recent products that include MyVehicle App and now the Maintenance Exchange platform.