BCA’s new hybrid and EV sale proves popular with dealers

Time 8:00 am, May 23, 2017

DEALERS have shown a growing appetite for electric vehicles, according to BCA.

An EV and hybrid-only sale has outperformed expectations with high demand and prices achieved.

Following a successful trial, the regular specialist sale for EV and hybrid vehicles will take place on BCA’s e-Auction platform on the first Thursday of every month at 2.30pm.

Early results for some of the UK’s largest fleet operators and manufacturers have shown strong demand, with vehicles achieving more than 102 per cent of CAP Clean. The e-Auction allows vehicles to be sold from a variety of locations, offering buyers a wide range of stock.

Max Brough, e-Auction manager, said: ‘A focused approach to the sale of electric and hybrid vehicles has delivered some strong results. The sales are open to anyone with a live online login, and all bidding is done remotely. The prices achieved are a testament to the quality of the vendors and growing popularity of our online platforms.’

The sales have seen a range of stock go under the hammer, Cars such as the Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Toyota Prius and Mitsubishi PHEV have proved popular.

BCA recently reported record activity on its Live Online platform, with an average monthly penetration rate of 27 per cent and more than 1,000 active bidders taking part.

During peak times, BCA has seen 1,000 bids placed through the system in a five-minute period.

The growth of digital sales is supported by ongoing expansion and investment in the infrastructure of BCA’s physical auction network.

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