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By James Lee on 06/05/19 | Category - Asset Finance


What we have learnt from the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019.


Now the buzz of the Commercial Vehicle show 2019 has died down, it would be wise to reflect on the learnings from our day in Birmingham. 

Firstly, and I hate to sound like a broken record but, electric truly is the future. The breadth and quantity of electric vehicles on show, is a testament to the progress made by companies pioneering this green change. As vehicle’s ranges improve and batteries reduce in both cost and weight, it is understandable why companies like Sainsbury’s are looking to roll out electric delivery vehicles in their fleet.

Secondly, residual value financing across the commercial vehicle industry, is becoming rather scarce, particularly in the electric market. Speaking to both vehicle manufacturers and finance providers, it is obviously a moot point. This has piqued the interest of First Asset RV, as independent providers of residual values we are looking to change this outlook, to benefit finance providers, customers and manufacturers.  

I have asked Robert Taylor, Commercial Director, and  Emma Crawshay Jones, Business Relationship Manager, for their respective highlights of the CV show. Incredibly they both forgot about my 5th place finish in the virtual reality, F1 racing.



 Emma -  "Naturally I visited the CPD Bodies stand, who had their own pop-up cocktail bar. I was very impressed with the hand built, Trucks and Van Bodies they had on display. Their new 3D body builder is a great visual tool, and definitely worth using if you plan on buying a truck or van."

Rob - "Chereau is a household name in the commercial vehicle world and it’s refreshing to see they are not resting on their laurels. Still providing excellent build quality and adding innovative technology. This means they are producing trailers that last for years and maintain their value particularly well. "

James - "Fuelmii fleet is a company that has merged the novel combination of petrol station and home delivery. With a fleet of vehicles equipped with diesel storage and pumping capabilities, they deliver fuel to your vehicle fleet. All of this is easily done through an app or online, making refuelling easy. 






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