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VRA to explore hybrid and electric vehicle remarketing challenges

The challenges involved with remarketing the increasing numbers of electric and hybrid vehicles in the used car market is to come under focus at the first Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) meeting of 2019.

2019 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid

The VRA meeting will explore the challenges involved with remarketing the growing number of EVs and hybrids arriving on the used market 

Taking place on 23 January at Fleet Auction Group, Coalville, the event will include a presentation from Ian Featherstone of the Energy Saving Trust on background drivers for EV and hybrid adoption, vehicle and charging developments, the EST’s engagement with the remarketing sector, and the challenges and opportunities of selling used hybrids and EVs.

Steve Scofield of the Institute of the Motor Industry will then look at the skills needed across the UK to meet changing job roles related to EVs within the remarketing and garage sectors, best practice examples deployed by UK businesses, and Government support regarding zero emissions.

Finally, Jayson Whittingham of Glass’s will provide a detailed update on the current and future position of hybrids and EVs within the used car market, as well as a more general overview of the new and used vehicle sectors in early 2019.

The VRA added that its meeting programme this year would see other crucial industry topics come under the spotlight, including Brexit.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.