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WLTP and diesel on the agenda at VRA meeting

Date: 15 May 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

WLTP testing and the 'demonisation' of diesel will be among the topics discussed at the Vehicle Remarketing Association's (VRA) AGM.

The event on 6 June at BCA, Perry Barr, Birmingham, will centre on the organisation's formal meeting, featuring the directors' report, financial matters and elections, followed by a series of presentations.

These will include Beth Davies of Cap HPI speaking about WLTP, Paul Smith of RLA Group on 'What's fuelling buyers' car purchasing decisions', Jayson Whittington of Glass's on the current state of the new and used car sectors, and Glyn Fisher of BEN talking about the support services provided by the charity.

VRA chair Glenn Sturley said: "The AGM is an important part of VRA business but we have also worked to make the day as interesting as possible for our members.

"The presentations that are being given will provide an excellent oversight of some of the most pressing matters of the moment in the remarketing sector, including how WLTP is likely to impact on the car market, and trends affecting both the new and used sectors as the poor perception of diesel continues." 

Sturley added that the VRA has extensive plans for the second half of 2018 including a major recruitment drive, a new website and a one-day seminar.

"We believe that the kind of information and support that the VRA provides is relevant to an ever-growing number of companies and organisations - from dealers to auctions, from leasing companies to digital remarketers - and are looking to extend our membership," he said.

"Certainly, once an organisation becomes a VRA member, very few leave, which illustrates the value that we provide."