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  • Gino Talks: our new home page is live!

    Mar 18, 2019
    2019: it’s the future. And at ADESA, we want to help you stay up to date with all the changes. That’s why our plans for this year are based around offering you the very best service possible. We are starting from the very beginning with a new home page. Exactly how will it improve our services? By making sure you find exactly what you need in these modern times …
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  • Our new home page is live!

    Feb 22, 2019
    Looking for the website? You might not recognise it. We are updating our home page at ADESA. The reason? We think you deserve a better version. One that is relevant to your specific interests and needs. And as helpful as possible. It’s time for a change!
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  • CO2 targets for 2021: a race against time

    Feb 18, 2019
    From 2021 onwards, the automobile industry must reduce CO2 emissions of new cars to 95 g CO2/km. This is due to a new European standard which manufacturers and the industry must adhere to. This is no mean feat, and so Europe has created what is known as a supercredit system, under which ecological and clean cars compensate for their counterparts within the range. But now it's a race against time...
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  • Diesel fear the cause of unsold stock in cars worth 805.2 million euros

    Jan 29, 2019
    Nearly 30% of the used cars currently for sale in our country have been waiting on a new owner for more than four months. This accounts for unsold stock at a total market value of 805.2 million. This was established through research conducted by Gocar DATA, the data analysis specialist on the vehicle market. Four months is really long, especially when you realise dealers usually expect a car to be sold within two months at most. In the meanwhile, the costs to keep them in stock keep on rising - up to 840 euro per car - so more and more dealers have been forced to look towards other European markets. That's why Gocar DATA entered into partnership with CarsOnTheWeb, the international online auction website for the car trade.
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  • Electric vs combustion engine: and the winner is...

    Jan 15, 2019
    There are many contradictory studies and reports on the ecological footprint of electric cars. It has become a nonsense debate in which supporters and opponents bombard each other with arguments. But who is actually right? This is what Europe wanted to know, which is why the European Environment Agency (EEA) carried out an in-depth study for the European Commission. The result: an extensive 80-page piece of work that shows the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of all types of electric vehicles and compares it to those with combustion engines.
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  • New innovations to make bidding even more exciting

    Dec 19, 2018
    CarsOnTheWeb, the online vehicle auction website, has launched game-changing features to guide customers towards immediate auction success, making vehicle auctions more exciting than ever before.
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  • Platform games

    Dec 14, 2018
    During the past decade, the modular platform has revolutionized the production of our vehicles and expanded the range of automobiles. This technical and economical tool has transformed the automobile landscape, without drivers knowing.
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  • KAR to Extend International Footprint with Acquisition of ADESA

    Nov 28, 2018
    Digital Wholesale Auction Platform to Anchor Company’s European Operations and Expansion. KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a global automotive remarketing and technology services company, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Belgium-based CarsOnTheWeb (COTW). The potential transaction is valued at approximately 91 million euros in cash and up to an additional 65 million euros over a specified period of time contingent on certain terms, conditions and COTW performance. The companies expect to close the transaction the first quarter of 2019 subject to certain required regulatory approvals.
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  • 15 cars that are set to make it in 2019

    Nov 09, 2018
    When the time approaches for you to renew your range of second-hand cars, it is always worth taking a look at how the market is developing and anticipating the trends that will colour the sector. An empty showroom and (hopefully) a full cash register are the perfect conditions to go through the market in a flash and snap up a number of new gems. First of all: it’s never a bad idea to find out what is likely to happen in the sector over the coming months and years, to understand the underlying developments and adjust your range accordingly. Will the demand for diesel in Western Europe continue to plummet, in favour of electricity? CarsOnTheWeb shows the way with an overview of the main newcomers at the Paris Motor Show.
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  • How much will the WLTP rock the second-hand market?

    Nov 09, 2018
    Since 1 September, all new cars registered in Europe must pass the WLPT test, which is a more realistic way of measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This new turning point has given rise to many questions and concerns. What about the impact of this new standard on the sale of second-hand cars?
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