BCA staged the first ever Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) sale at BCA Blackbushe earlier this month, attracting a large crowd of online and in-lane buyers.
The multi-vendor event only featured Euro 6-compliant or electric/hybrid commercial vehicles that can enter London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone without charge.
Confident bidding throughout the sale saw 148 vehicles sold for an average value in excess of 104 per cent of CAP Clean, with one vendor achieving an average of 113 per cent of CAP Clean.
The sale offered and sold SWB, MWB and LWB panel vans, Lutons, tippers, flatbeds and car-derived models, with competitive bidding across the board.
Following excellent feedback from buyers and sellers alike, BCA has committed to a second ULEZ Sale at BCA Blackbushe on May 14.
Jon Gilbert, business development director for commercial vehicles at BCA, said: ‘This unique event offered LCV buyers and operators a wide variety of ULEZ-compliant vehicles to meet a diverse range of requirements.
‘Buyers could bid with confidence because they knew every vehicle had been fully checked by BCA for Euro 6 compliance pre-sale.’
Gilbert added: ‘The demand for Euro 6 is growing and this will increase when the London ULEZ goes live in April.
‘Several major buyers attending the sale confirmed that they only retail Euro 6-compliant vehicles and, as a result, found the event exceptionally useful.’
The world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone launches in London on April 8 and will operate 24/7 and 365 days a year.
The regulations will replace the T-Charge to tighten standards, improve air quality and deter the most polluting vehicles from entering the zone.
The new regulations will charge any vehicle not meeting Euro 6 standard for diesel cars, vans and minibuses and other specialist vehicles. It is expected the new regulations will affect up to 60,000 vehicles a day.