Avis Car Rental UK is to sell its defleeted cars to dealers and trade buyers exclusively through a new online auction portal.
Developed in partnership with CD Auction Group, the Avis Car Sales portal uses the remarketing company’s online technology as well as its back-office technical and administrative support.
The defleeted vehicles will be processed at several sites across the UK, but all will be sold through the online auction platform.
The initiative aims to speed up the process of selling vehicles.
Nina Bell, managing director of Avis Budget Group UK, said: “We’ve long held the desire to improve the efficiency of our remarketing process.
“Moving online is an obvious and important step in the current market, but finding the right approach and partner was critical.
“After working with CD Auction Group for a number of years and using their online-only auctions first-hand, we have great confidence that we’ve partnered with the right team to provide an efficient and effective way of remarketing our used vehicles.
“Registered buyers will have access to the full mix of Avis vehicles covering a range of makes, models, ages and mileage profiles, enabling buyers to purchase via online auction or the ‘buy-it-now’ channel.
“The new online service facilitates 24/7 bidding and buying with dedicated account management support to help dealers using the system.”
All existing registered Avis UK used vehicle buyers will be automatically enrolled onto the platform and other buyers will be able to register to bid in the weekly closed auction sales.