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Increasing numbers of operators turning to electric vans

More than two thirds of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleet this year, a report has found.

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Fuel-cell electric van offers 300-mile range

Delivery giant DHL has revealed a new electric version of a Ford Transit panel van with a combination of battery and fuel-cell powertrains.

Ford Fiesta Sport Van test drive

The Ford Fiesta Sport Van might not be the most useful van on the market, but for its sheer car-like feel it deserves high praise.

Volkswagen launches used van finance calculator

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new used van finance calculator to help customers find the best deal for them.

Van Excellence Driver of the Year winners announced

The winners of the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) 2019 Van Excellence Driver of the Year and Young Driver of the Year, sponsored...

M&W Meats opt for Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Cornish wholesale butcher M&W Meats has bought four new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, which also bear the company’s new livery.

No lack of confidence in new van market

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market climbed 5% in May, the fifth consecutive month of growth in van sales.

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New Hyundai tech can adjust performance based on payload

Korean manufacturer Hyundai has unveiled a system that can adjust the performance of an electric light commercial vehicle depending on the gross...

Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force in central London

Drivers of older vehicles will have to pay a new £12.50 fee to enter the centre of London now that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force.

New Ford navigation tech could help van drivers save money

Ford will add a new on-board system called Ford EcoGuide to its commercial vehicles, starting later this year, in order to help drivers save fuel.

Taxi and minicab drivers to face tougher checks

All taxi and minicab drivers could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks under Government plans to protect vulnerable passengers.

The best used panel vans for £10,000

Not in a position to fork out for a new van? We look at five different models you can get your hands on for less than £10K

Mayor of London launches scrappage scheme for older diesel vans

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a scrappage scheme to help small businesses prepare for the capital’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone.

New LCV reviews

Ford Ranger Raptor test drive

The Ford Ranger Raptor is one of the most accomplished pick-up trucks we’ve driven when it comes to outright, go-anywhere ability.

Citroën Berlingo van review

The third-generation version of the Citroën Berlingo van is a major update on its predecessor in all the important areas.

Volkswagen Caddy long-term test: Report #1

It’s a tough job, transporting video equipment and their operators. Is the Volkswagen Caddy up to the task? Zaak Andrews finds out

Mercedes-Benz X-Class long-term test: Report #2

I managed to spend 720 miles behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class over Christmas, so I’ve got a pretty clear idea of what this truck is all about.

Volkswagen California Ocean test drive

The Volkswagen California is geared towards adventures and, if that’s your thing, then you won’t be disappointed by this well-finished camper van.

Toyota Land Cruiser Utility Commercial test drive

The Toyota Land Cruiser Utility is every bit as capable as the now-departed Land Rover Defender, and adds the reassurance of Toyota reliability and quality.

Manufacturer news

AB2000 buys 31 new Mercedes-Benz vans

Scottish plant and equipment hire firm AB2000 is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new Mercedes-Benz Citans.

Halfords expands with 150 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Halfords is introducing its Mobile Expert business nationwide and is rolling out 150 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters as part of this.

Vauxhall reveals Movano update

Vauxhall has revealed the first details of its updated Movano van, including new safety features and a payload of up to 2,110kg.

Nissan unveils new NV250 van

Japanese manufacturer Nissan has unveiled the NV250 compact van, which will go on sale in the UK in September.

CV show debut for Isuzu D-Max extreme XTR variant

Isuzu has unveiled what the brand describes as 'the most sophisticated and authentically capable version' of its D-Max pick-up.

Ford LCV range gets sportier

Ford has bolstered the engine range for its Transit Custom Sport, while new Transit Connect Sport and Courier Sport models have joined the family.

LDV launches first electric-only van at CV Show

LDV has unveiled its EV30 compact van at the CV Show, the first LCV from the brand to be sold with only an electric drivetrain.

Industry news

Van Excellence Driver of the Year finalists announced

The 15 finalists in the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) 2019 Van Excellence Driver of the Year and Young Driver of the Year,...

Ten injuries a week caused to van drivers by tailgating

Tailgating is more likely to cause a van to have an accident than speeding, bad weather or drink-driving, new research has revealed.

Another month of sales growth in April

The UK new van market continued its strong start to the year in April, with registrations up nearly 5% year-on-year, according to the latest figures.

New licence regulations to help electric vans

Holders of standard car driving licences will be able to drive heavier electric vans than conventional equivalents, according to newly announced rules...

Ford reveals electric future for its CV line-up

Ford has announced a new wide-ranging commercial vehicle strategy that will include new electrified vehicles, innovative connectivity and more support for van users.

Big and small vans carry new LCV load in February

New LCV registrations were up slightly in February compared to the same month last year, recording just under 2% of growth.

New LCV registrations up by 9% in January

The new light commercial vehicle market grew by nearly 9% in January, according to the latest results posted this week by the SMMT.

Poor December results bring rollercoaster LCV sales year to a close

It was a poor showing for December new LCV registrations, with results down nearly 9% to close the year for 2018 in figures published today by the SMMT.