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eBay predicts surge in demand for ‘green’ parts

By autotech-nath on January 4, 2023

eBay predicts the cost of living crisis will drive a surge in demand for recycled ‘green’ car parts.

eBay says the cost-of-living crisis will see a growing number of motorists switch to ‘green’ recycled parts to help reduce motoring bills. The online marketplace found that 71% of 2,000 surveyed in May 2022 would consider switching from installing new car parts on their vehicle to ‘green’ recycled parts, to save money. Half of participants also said they’d like to opt for the reused parts to save on waste and help the environment.

Over the past three years, eBay has seen the supply of reused parts on its platform nearly double, with a green part now sold every seven seconds on eBay. Buyers can choose from more than 1.1 million green parts on the site and the reclaimed parts can be as much as 70% cheaper than new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. So-called ‘green’ items are typically undamaged and reusable recycled parts, but eBay

has partnered with the Vehicle Recyclers Association (VRA) to provide a certification process for automotive recyclers. All ‘Certified Recycled’ products listed on eBay come from VRAC- accredited recyclers, are taken from end-of-life or written-off vehicles, and meet strict quality control standards.

To showcase its range of parts and accessories, eBay has partnered with MTV to remake the popular Pimp My Ride automotive makeover series. Available on MTV UK’s YouTube channel, the show’s most recent episodes feature vehicle makeovers incorporating green parts sourced by eBay.

For more information about Certified Recycled parts and accessories listings: https://pages.ebay.co.uk/2022/ certified-recycled/

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