Stuart Masson

Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.

Worst motorway services in England revealed

A motorway service area overlooking the Severn Bridge has been ranked the least popular in England.

High Court rules minicab drivers must pay congestion charge

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s decision to introduce the congestion charge for minicab drivers is not unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled.
2019 Vauxhall Vivaro review wallpaper | The Van Expert

Vauxhall Vivaro review

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro is a significant improvement, and will ensure that the Vauxhall is a prime alternative to the dominant Ford Transit Custom.
Updated 2020 Renault Trafic and Renault Master vans | The Van Expert

Updated Renault Trafic and Master vans unveiled

Renault has revealed UK pricing for its updated Trafic and Master van ranges, which have been given a new look inside and out as well as new engines.
LEVC plug-in hybrid van | The Van Expert

LEVC reveals plug-in hybrid van based on London taxi

LEVC has revealed a light commercial van based on the same plug-in hybrid technology used in its London taxi.
Ford Transit electric vans

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 Transit Custom Sport, Connect Sport and Courier Sport

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.
Wheelchair-friendly Volkswagen Crafter minibus

Volkswagen debuts wheelchair-friendly Crafter minibus

Volkswagen has debuted a new addition to its 'Engineered To Go' range – a 16-seater wheelchair-accessible minibus.
Renault EZ-Flex concept van 2019 | The Van Expert

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.

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 Transit Custom | The Van Expert

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 fleet vehicles | The Van Expert

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.
Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV | The Van Expert

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.
Ford tops the charts in February

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.
Illuminated taxi sign on a black cab

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.
Mitsubishi L200 pick-up - February 2019

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.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift | The Van Expert

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.
Ford Transit Nugget campervan | The Van Expert

Ford to offer campervan conversion directly through dealers

Ford has announced that the Nugget, a campervan version of its Transit Custom, will be available to order directly from Ford dealers later this year.
Nissan NV300 concept van January 2019 | The Van Expert

Nissan NV300 concept showcases recycled battery tech

Nissan has built a new NV300 concept van conversion to highlight a new integrated portable battery pack made from recycled Nissan Leaf batteries.
Ford and Volkswagen announce alliance to develop new LCVs

VW and Ford to jointly develop new LCVs

Ford and VW have announced a partnership to develop new vans and pick-ups, as well as share development of electric vehicles and other future technology.
Ford Ranger for RNLI | The Van Expert

Ford celebrates partnership with RNLI

Ford has concluded a deal with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to supply the charity with more than 450 vehicles over the next three years.
Ford Transit Centre

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.
van scrappage scheme

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.
Government launches consultation for A-road funding

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.

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