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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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...

All-new Vauxhall Vivaro set for Birmingham debut

The all-new Vauxhall Vivaro van will make its world debut at the CV Show in Birmingham on 30th April, before going on sale in...

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 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.

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.

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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.