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Volkswagen California T6.1 unveiled | The Car Expert

Updated Volkswagen California unveiled

Volkswagen has revealed its updated California camper van, showcasing an updated design along with more interior technology.
The Renault Trafic had a good month in July 2019 | The Van Expert

UK LCV registrations up in July

Registrations of new LCVs rose by 11% in July, largely driven by demand for vans, but the market for rigids from 3.5 - 6.0 tonnes continues to fall.

Mercedes-Benz introduces driving style monitoring

Mercedes-Benz Vans has introduced its Mercedes PRO connect vehicle drive style monitoring as standard on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer models.
Vauxhall Vivaro 'Made in Britain' badge | The Van Expert

Commercial vehicle production falls by half in June

UK commercial vehicle production more than halved in June compared to 2018, thanks to changeovers in models and declining exports.
congestion charge sign in London | The Van Expert

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.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launch 0% APR offer across Vito range

Mercedes-Benz Vans has launched, for a limited time, 0% APR representative finance offers across the entire Vito range, including pre-trimline and Sport...

Toyota reveals its electric ambitions

Toyota has announced plans to introduce battery-powered electric versions of its Proace and Proace City van models over the next two years.
LEVC London taxi being plugged in | The Van Expert

Government announces tax breaks for electric taxis

Taxi drivers and businesses are being encouraged to buy new electric taxis after the government made them exempt from the highest tax...
2020 Nissan Navara revealed | The Van Expert

Updated Nissan Navara pick-up is more comfortable and economical

Nissan has revealed an updated Navara pick-up truck range, which gets better road-going sensibilities without compromising its rugged off-road appeal.
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New LCV registrations up 13.5% in June

The UK new light commercial vehicle market recorded a record first half of the year, registering its sixth consecutive month of growth in June.

Fiat unveils Ducato Electric

Fiat Professional has unveiled its Ducato Electric, an all-electric version of its popular van range, which will go on sale in 2020.

Nominations now open for the Van Excellence Awards 2019

Van operators who have made a significant contribution to the van market will be celebrated at the 2019 Van Excellence Honours Lunch...
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.

Peugeot supplies specialist vans to Guide Dogs

Charity Guide Dogs, which provides guide dogs and other services to people with sight loss, has begun a programme of updating the...
2019 Vauxhall Movano

Vauxhall announces pricing for new Movano

Vauxhall has announced that prices for its new Movano large van, which will arrive at retailers from September, will start at £27,745,...
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New van fleet insurance product recognises compliant drivers

A new insurance product has been launched aimed at rewarding fleets with van drivers who drive safely, efficiently and compliantly.
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Nissan EV turns ice-cream vans green

Nissan has launched an electric vehicle concept to create a zero-emission ice cream van.

Leeds and Birmingham delay CAZ implementation

The planned introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) into Leeds and Birmingham in January 2020 have been “significantly postponed” because of a Government delay...
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.

Fiat announces electric Ducato van

Fiat is to introduce its first fully electric van in 2020, the Ducato Electric BEV, which the company claims will have no...
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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.

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.
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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.