Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
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Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

Iveco unveils all-new version of its Daily driver

Iveco will launch the all-new third generation version of its Daily van in June. Its makers say it ensures strength, flexibility, and long-term durability.
Volkswagen Crafter 2014

VW crafts new Euro VI engines into vans

Volkswagen is boosting the eco credentials of its Crafter LCV range with new Euro 6 emissions compliant engines.

Ford Transit tops chilling challenge

Ford has taken double top in a novel shootout that subjects vans to truly chilling conditions. Both the new Transit and Transit Connect won their classes.

Strong van sales pump up UK commercial market

The UK’s van market has its foot firmly on the accelerator – registrations of LCVs jumped 28.2 per cent in February 2014.

Geneva show – Ford looks to stretch

Alongside the latest Focus, Ford’s extensive Geneva stand also includes the Edge SUV and upmarket Vignale version of the Mondeo.

Nissan reveals ‘game-changer’ electric van

Nissan describes its e-NV200 van, as a ‘game-changer.” According to Nissan it combines the best of the existing NV200 with the powertrain of the LEAF car.

Ford Transit review

What is it? Ford' all-new version of their dominant LCV. Key features: More capability, improved efficiency, more technology.

Ford bids to Connect with bigger slice of van market

Ford’s UK head believes the Transit Connect will help the brand sell significantly more vans in an area of the market where it has been lacking.

Vans drive strong start to UK CV market

Van registrations jumped again in January, helping to keep the overall commercial vehicle market climbing despite an expected drop in truck figures.

Vauxhall and Renault preview their Transit challengers

Vauxhall and Renault have released design impressions of their latest attempts to challenge Ford's all-new Transit class leader.

VW adds grand new version to its Amarok pick-up

Volkswagen gives Amarok the special edition treatment with the launch of the Canyon. It will be offered with a 2-litre BiTDI and FourMotion all-wheel-drive.

Nissan to assemble its black cab in Coventry

Nissan’s London taxi project is to be a British car. Final assembly of the Taxi for London will be carried out at Coventry-based ADV Manufacturing.
Renault Kangoo ZE 111017

Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric van review

Driving a Renault Kangoo Z.E is little different, and certainly no drawback, compared to the regular diesel-engined Kangoo van.

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