AFVResale.com is offer¬≠ing a ser¬≠vice to alter¬≠na¬≠tive fuel vehi¬≠cle own¬≠ers that plays a major role in acqui¬≠si¬≠tion and life¬≠cy¬≠cle cost analy¬≠sis ‚Äď resale val¬≠ues. Launched last year, for alt-fuel vehi¬≠cle own¬≠ers, pri¬≠mar¬≠i¬≠ly fleets, to remar¬≠ket used green vehi¬≠cles and for buy¬≠ers to find com¬≠pet¬≠i¬≠tive deals on vehi¬≠cles that are not easy to find in the mar¬≠ket¬≠place.
Propane auto¬≠gas-pow¬≠ered vehi¬≠cles has been the lead¬≠ing cat¬≠e¬≠go¬≠ry on the site so far. Greg Zil¬≠ber¬≠farb, CEO and pres¬≠i¬≠dent of TSN Com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠tions, the par¬≠ent com¬≠pa¬≠ny of AFVResale.com, has worked close¬≠ly for sev¬≠er¬≠al years with lead¬≠ing com¬≠pa¬≠nies and orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tions in the field, includ¬≠ing Roush Clean¬≠Tech and Propane Edu¬≠ca¬≠tion & Research Coun¬≠cil; TSN Com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ca¬≠tions has worked with oth¬≠er alter¬≠na¬≠tive fuel orga¬≠ni¬≠za¬≠tions includ¬≠ing the Nation¬≠al Biodiesel Board. Elec¬≠tric vehi¬≠cles have also been sold on the site.
Cum¬≠mins is using the site to mar¬≠ket its Ford com¬≠pressed nat¬≠ur¬≠al gas unit vehi¬≠cles, and sales have been tak¬≠ing off, Zil¬≠ber¬≠farb said. Icom North Amer¬≠i¬≠ca has also been sell¬≠ing on AFVResale.com, pri¬≠mar¬≠i¬≠ly propane-pow¬≠ered school bus¬≠es in alliance with its part¬≠ner, bus mak¬≠er Blue Bird. Sell¬≠ers are list¬≠ing a num¬≠ber of used vehi¬≠cles for sale, such as a propane-pow¬≠ered 2012 E25D Car¬≠go Van. Buy¬≠ers can find spec¬≠i¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠tion details to answer their ques¬≠tions and find out where the vehi¬≠cle is locat¬≠ed.
AFVResale.com was designed to be a straight¬≠for¬≠ward plat¬≠form for buy¬≠ers and sell¬≠ers to meet and do busi¬≠ness. Zil¬≠ber¬≠farb says it‚Äôs a very sim¬≠ple sales process where any¬≠one can cre¬≠ate an account and post pre-owned alter¬≠na¬≠tive-fuel vehi¬≠cles. Buy¬≠ers can make a bid direct¬≠ly to the sell¬≠er through the post¬≠ed con¬≠tact infor¬≠ma¬≠tion. Vehi¬≠cles are usu¬≠al¬≠ly list¬≠ed with pho¬≠tos, and buy¬≠ers can con¬≠tact the sell¬≠er to nego¬≠ti¬≠ate the sell¬≠ing price. It‚Äôs a good plat¬≠form for com¬≠pa¬≠nies in the busi¬≠ness to mar¬≠ket them¬≠selves through detailed vehi¬≠cle list¬≠ings and pho¬≠tos, and through paid adver¬≠tise¬≠ments on the site.
Zil¬≠ber¬≠farb sees volatile gaso¬≠line and diesel prices as the key mar¬≠ket dri¬≠ver for remar¬≠ket¬≠ing alt-fuel vehi¬≠cles. The num¬≠ber of vis¬≠i¬≠tors to AFVReseale.com con¬≠tin¬≠ues to increase. Zil¬≠ber¬≠farb is enthu¬≠si¬≠as¬≠tic about the site being home to a grow¬≠ing com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty of alter¬≠na¬≠tive fuel vehi¬≠cle buy¬≠ers and sell¬≠ers look¬≠ing for the best oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties in the mar¬≠ket¬≠place.