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Record MoDel growth ‘despite’ pandemic

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Ebbon-Dacs is reporting a sharp increase in usage of its electronic vehicle delivery and collection solution, MoDel, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

From January to end of November, there was a 65% rise in new vehicle deliveries through the MoDel-VM stand-alone version which is intended for vehicle deliveries which are not integrated with Ebbon-Dacs’ e-procurement platform, Leaselink.

Now the most popular form of the MoDel solution, MoDel-VM accounted for more than 341,000 vehicle movements between logistics companies, dealers, leasing companies, brokers and end-users, both fleet and retail, in 11 months – a new record.

This compares with 225,000 vehicle movements for the full 12 months of last year, which itself was a new record and an increase of 26% on the previous year.

So far this year, MoDel-VM and its Leaselink-integrated stablemate, which is used mainly by major leasing companies, have together seen a record 429,000 vehicle movements – a 35% year on year increase – despite the coronavirus restrictions.

Michael Terry, head of commercial for MoDel and Stockviewer, said he was delighted with the performance of both the stand-alone and Leaselink-integrated versions of MoDel so far this year, in what has been a “very tough” period for the industry. 

“Behind the scenes in lockdown, we have been continually enhancing the functionality of MoDel with new features and benefits, which have helped our customers to deliver and collect more vehicles more effectively and efficiently,” he said.

“We have also continued to attract new customers onto the platform and we are delighted to bring on board Ecomotive Logistics and We Deliver Cars.”

Ebbon-Dacs is, with Derby-based risk management and licence checking specialist, Licence Check, part of the international Ebbon Group.

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