Used BEVs focus of BVRLA events

It is a big week for Used BEVs at the BVRLA. Yesterday the association hosted a Used BEV Workshop with over 50 attendees – a mix of BVRLA rental and leasing members plus associates including vehicle manufacturers, dealers, online platforms, data and service providers. Later in the week is the RVR Forum with a used BEV focus.

Over the past few months, the BVRLA has been working closely with government officials and key stakeholders to address concerns about the market for used battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The Workshop was an opportunity to update members on the work undertaken so far and to gather further views on the crucial next steps. 

The Used BEV Workshop follows a previous Residual Value and Remarketing (RVR) Forum earlier in the year where a breakout session was held on Used BEVs and input was obtained on two key areas: 

  •  How the Government could directly support BEV residual values in a way that works for the sector and is affordable for HM Treasury and 
  • Practical steps that can be taken to give consumers the confidence to choose a used BEV in the coming years. 

Lee Hamlett, RVR Committee Chairman will be giving an update on the Workshop at this week’s RVR Forum taking place this Thursday 17 June. 

This week’s RVR Forum will also feature presentations that cover market outlook including what is driving consumer demand? What are the industry challenges? What is going to drive demand for a used BEV? As well as the latest LCV insights.  

Speakers from Autotrader, cap hpi, Cazoo, Cox Automotive, Kinto UK and Tesla who will share their thoughts.  

If you are unsure if your organisation holds a forum subscription or wish to attend this forum for the first time, email events@bvrla.co.uk.    

Also see the BVRLA’s Residual Value and Remarketing website page.