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North East Ambulance Service takes on 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

New response time targets for A&E provision in the region prompted North East Ambulance Service to bolster its frontline fleet with 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.

Hyundai and Kia announce partnership with Arrival to develop electric vans

Hyundai and Kia have announced an investment of €100 million (£85.2 million) in a new partnership with UK-based electric vehicle startup Arrival to develop small and medium-sized electric vans.

Fifth of consumers believe van drivers are the worst on the road, survey reveals

More than a third of consumers (37%) believe van drivers have “lots of bad and inconsiderate driving habits” and 19% think that van drivers are the worst on the road, a new survey has revealed.

Cascade takes on Ready to Work Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Cascade Pipeline Corporation has taken advantage of the fast delivery times of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Ready to Work programme to buy four dropside-bodied 3.5-tonne Sprinters to cope with new contract wins.

Van registrations up by 2.4% in 2019

ew van registrations grew in December, reversing the trend of the previous three months, helping to ensure that the market ended the year 2.4% up on 2018 figures.

Manufacturer news

Falck takes on 92 new MAN TGE ambulances

Independent ambulance and healthcare provider Falck has boosted its UK Patient Transport Service (PTS) function with the arrival of a fleet of...

NGC Logistics goes electric with Renault Master Z.E.

NGC Logistics, an Amazon delivery service partner, has taken on the first Renault Trucks Master Red Edition Z.E. delivered to a customer in Europe – as well as the company’s first all-electric vehicle.

Ford supplies RNLI with 20 new Rangers to support beach patrols

Ford has supplied the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, with 20 new four-wheel-drive Ford Rangers to support beach patrols...

Abnormal loads no problem for Mercedes-Benz Vito

Jason Priest, owner of Priest Abnormal Load Services, has purchased a new Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 CDI, having been so impressed with his previous one.

Historic car restorers choose latest technology in new Mercedes-Benz van

Ian and Sarah Milford, the couple behind Milford Vintage Engineering, which restores and maintains historic cars, have chosen a raft of the...

Morris launches new electric LCV

Automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up Morris Commercial has unveiled its new battery electric light commercial vehicle (LCV), the Morris JE.

Peugeot to launch electric version of its Expert van

Peugeot will launch a fully electric version of its Expert van, the e-Expert in the second half of 2020, the company has...

Vauxhall to launch electric Vivaro in 2020

Vauxhall will launch a pure battery electric version of its Vivaro van next year, the company has announced.

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Nissan updates NV300 and NV400 vans

Nissan has given its mid-sized NV300 and large NV400 vans a mid-life refresh, improving comfort, safety and efficiency.

Citroën plans to electrify van range

Citroën has confirmed all-electric versions of its Dispatch and Berlingo vans will spearhead its commercial vehicle arm’s move towards electrification.

Order books open for updated Volkswagen Transporter

Orders can now be placed for the updated Volkswagen Transporter 6.1, which has been given a visual refresh and extra digital technology.