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Renault expands electric Master ZE line-up

Renault has expanded its electric Master ZE range, which now includes a chassis cab version and an increased payload across the entire range.
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New van sales show first signs of recovery

June provided another tough month for the light commercial vehicle sector, with registrations down 24.8% compared to the same time in 2019, and sales in the sector were more than 44% down on the first half of last year.
LEVC VN5 prototype

LEVC begins trials of new PHEV van

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started trials of its new plug-in hybrid van, which is based on the same platform as its London black cab.
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall introduces new Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall has bolstered its range of electric vehicles with the launch of the new nine-seater Vivaro-e Life van-based people carrier.

MAXUS launches Deliver 9 and e Deliver 3 range

MAXUS has launched its flagship LCV panel van, the Deliver 9 and an all-electric LCV, the e Deliver 3.
2020 Ford Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail

New Trail and Active trims beef up the Ford Transit family

Ford has announced two new Transit specifications called Trail and Active that make the best-selling van family more capable off road.
Citroën e-SpaceTourer

Citroën e-SpaceTourer electric MPV joins the family

Citroën has revealed an electric version of its SpaceTourer MPV that brings zero-emission motoring to its big van-based people carrier.
2020 Volkswagen Caddy

Ford and Volkswagen finalise plan to develop LCVs together

Ford and Volkswagen have signed an agreement that will see the pair share technology to build three new commercial vehicles.

Fiat launches limited edition Ducato Shadow Edition

Fiat Professional has launched a new limited version of its Ducato large van – the Shadow Edition. Just 100 examples of the LWB version will be available in the UK.
2020 Toyota Hilux

Toyota unveils new Hilux

Toyota has unveiled a new Hilux, bringing with it a fresh look as well as a more powerful powertrain ahead of its on-sale date in November.
Peugeot e-Traveller

Peugeot announces electric e-Traveller

Peugeot has electrified its big people carrier with the e-Traveller. The van-based vehicle is available in two body lengths and features up to eight seats.
Nissan e-NV 200 XL Voltia electric van

New e-NV200 XL expands Nissan’s electric van family

Nissan has expanded its family of electric van models with the introduction of a new e-NV200 XL Voltia model, a conversion of its existing e-NV 200 model.

New van market falls 86% in April due to coronavirus

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined by 86.2% in April as nearly all registrations stopped due to coronavirus lockdowns.
2020 Vauxhall Vivaro-e

Vauxhall releases electric Vivaro-e

Vauxhall has revealed an electric version of its mid-size van, the Vivaro-e. The zero-emissions LCV can cover up to 188 miles on electric power alone.
2020 Isuzu D-Max Go2

Isuzu reveals variety of upgraded D-Max pick-up trucks

Isuzu has revealed three new variations of the D-Max: a lifestyle-focused XTR, a Tipper conversion kit, and a go-anywhere off-road version.
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Drivers urged to give vans a health check to maintain safety

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has urged van drivers who have been handed an MOT extension to give their vans a health check to keep them road legal and safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

New van registrations halve in March as coronavirus makes impact

The new light commercial vehicle market more than halved in March compared to 2019 figures as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic impacted on the sector.
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Call for professional drivers to have two-year eye test as standard

Professional drivers in the transport, passenger transport and logistics sectors should have an eye test every two years, on either a mandatory or voluntary basis, a fleet insurance specialist has said.

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show, set to be held on April 26-28 at the NEC in Birmingham, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Toyota launches Proace City compact van

Toyota has introduced its all-new Proace City compact van, with five models on offer and two powertrains, as well as a wealth of in-cab technology.

Most van drivers risking £200 fine for not using handsfree behind...

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go, according to a study.

Five Mile adds to green credentials with five new eVito vans

Recycling company First Mile has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans since members...

Citroën offers van drivers up to £10,000 savings in new swap...

Owners of vans registered before January 1, 2014 could receive up to £10,000 towards the cost a new Citroën van, when trading in their vehicle as part of Citroën UK’s new LCV Swappage Scheme.

Strong January for used LCV sale prices

Average values for used light commercial vehicles (LCVs) reached an all-time high in January at British Car Auctions (BCA), according to new figures.

Volkswagen announces free care package for Transporter and Amarok customers

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a free £1,200 four-year care package for Transporter 6.1 and Amarok customers.