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Renault electric delivery van to clean up city centres

Renault has shown off an all-new concept electric van. Named the EZ-Flex, it could make production if trials of the vehicle across Europe are successful.

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Updates and new engines for Mercedes-Benz Vito

Mercedes-Benz has given its popular Vito van a mild update, bringing new engines, extra features and a refreshed trim line-up.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Lewis pledges to make entire fleet zero-emissions by 2045

The John Lewis Partnership today revealed that it it plans to replace all 3,200 vehicles in its fleet with zero-emissions models by 2045.

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Tips for off-road driving

Many pick-up owners may work their trucks hard in day-to-day business, but worry about actually taking them off-road. We've got some handy tips to help.

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.

The Christmas getaway rush has arrived

Every delivery driver in the country will probably already know this, but the worst hotspots for Christmas traffic jams have been identified.

Van drives down dual carriageway with huge Christmas tree on its roof

A "shocking" picture of a van carrying an enormous Christmas tree on its roof on a dual carriageway has prompted police to warn drivers ahead of the festive period.

Drivers face fines for incorrectly loading their Christmas trees

Up to 75% of motorists planning on buying a real Christmas tree this year are unaware of the laws around safe loading of bulky items, a new report claims.

New LCV reviews

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

Mercedes previews future electric van at Geneva

Mercedes-Benz has previewed an all-electric van-based premium MPV concept at this week's Geneva motor show.

Updated Mercedes-Benz V-Class gets styling tweaks and more power

Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its largest and most capacious passenger model – the Vito van-based V-Class MPV – with more power and updated styling.

Emissions driving private-hire Volkswagen order

Major private-hire operator Addison Lee Group is to add 1,200 Volkswagen Sharan people carriers to its fleet to meet London's new emissions regulations.

Renault Master gains new tipper and box van options

Renault is expanding its Master range of mid-sized vans with a new lightweight tipper and a Luton box van with greater payload.

More power and economy for Ford Ranger

Updates to the Ford Ranger pick-up will include more power, greater fuel efficiency, enhanced refinement and advanced driver assistance technologies.The revised Ranger will go on...

Industry news

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.

Surprise boost to UK CV manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle production increased by 26% in November, but industry bosses said figures were skewed by fleet orders.

Another strong month for new LCV sales in November

The LCV market is enjoying a strong finish to a turbulent year in 2018, with new registrations up by 10% in November, following a 14% increase in October.

Large van sales carry the new LCV market in October

Strong sales of large vans overcame falls of medium and small vans to help the overall new LCV market post growth of 14% in October.

Greener taxis help reduce driver pollution exposure

The type of vehicle a London cab driver chooses can drastically affect their exposure to pollution, a university survey has found.

Addison Lee plans autonomous minicabs within three years

A partnership between Addison Lee and software company Oxbotica could see driverless taxis on London streets in just three years.