Andrew Charman

Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.
What or what is Maxus TVE

Who or what is Maxus?

Launched after the collapse of LDV in 2009, the growing Maxus brand has established a reputation in the LCV industry that's hard to ignore.
LEVC SOA platform for future electric vehicles

LEVC plans to go beyond taxis

LEVC has unveiled a new vehicle architecture that suggests the British manufacturer is targeting a bigger slice of the vehicle market.
LEVC VN5 range-extender electric van review | The Van Expert

LEVC VN5 review

The LEVC VN5 is a distinctly different kind of van, from its petrol-assisted electric drivetrain to its unique shape. But it is any good?
LEVC factory in Coventry

Coventry connection for London Electric

The Van Expert tours the UK LCV factory that's changing how commercial vehicles are built.
Ford e-Transit review 2022

Ford E-Transit review

The E-Transit is an impressive vehicle that really brings electric power into the mainstream. It's an effective, practical vehicle that could prove a reliable workhorse for many businesses.

What is Ford Pro? We take a deep dive

Ford launched its 'Ford Pro' service for commercial vehicles at the CV Show, but what does it cover? We take a deep dive into the programme.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz and Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo

Volkswagen ID. Buzz – practical EV or fashion choice?

Volkswagen describes the ID. Buzz Cargo as 'the return of an icon', but how will the retro electric van stack up as a tool of trade?

Ford signs up to battle building industry suicides

used the CV Show to announce its backing of an initiative to try and halt high levels of suicides in the UK construction industry.
Maxus T90EV

Pick-up and people carrier join Maxus electric range

Growing electric LCV manufacturer Maxus has moved into two new market segments at the 2022 CV Show, unveiling a pick-up and a people carrier.
Volkswagen Crafter Luton with tail lift

Volkswagen Crafter Luton now offers tail lift as standard

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a conversion for the Crafter Luton van that includes a tail lift as standard.
Ford E-Transit Custom

All-electric 2023 Ford Transit Custom previewed

Ford has previewed its all-new Transit Custom range with the reveal of an electric E-Transit Custom model due to go into production next year.
Citroen e-Relay

Battery boost for trio of electric vans

New batteries being added to the sister Vauxhall Movano-e and Citroën ë-Relay vans will boost the range of the two EVs.
Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo

Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo recalls original Type 2 van

Volkswagen has finally unveiled its ID. Buzz Cargo electric van, which takes its inspiration from the original 1950s Type 2 Transporter van.
2110-Volkswagen Crafter Luton Chiller

Volkswagen adds chiller to Crafter Luton range

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled a new officially-warrantied refrigeration conversion for its Crafter Luton LCV.
2110 Citroën Relay front 34

Citroën Relay updated with more efficient engines

Citroën has updated its Relay van range, the changes including the addition of a pair of more efficient diesel engines.
All-new Ford Tourneo Connect

New Ford Tourneo Connect revealed ahead of 2022 launch

An all-new Ford Tourneo Connect will arrive in early 2022, with the van-based people carrier offering seven seats in a choice of two lengths.
2109 Ford Transit Centre

Chip shortage starves September LCV sales

The global semiconductor shortage has been blamed for a big slide in new LCV registrations across the UK in September.

Isuzu distributor to take over Mitsubishi aftersales

As Mitsubishi Motors departs the UK, what can existing Mitsubishi owners expect for servicing and parts for their vehicles?
2109 Ford Transit van sales top

August van sales buck trend with busy showrooms

The UK van market saw its second-best August sales figures in 2021, in what is traditionally one of the quietest months of the year.
2108 Land Rover Defender 90 climbing CV Show

Land Rover Defender attracts business users at CV Show

Land Rover made a return to the CV Show this year, displaying its all-new Defender Hard Top commercial models to potential customers.
2108 LEVC VN5 side-door CV Show

LEVC shows UK-built range-extender van at CV Show

LEVC has been showing off its new VN5 range-extender petrol/electric van at the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
2108 Vauxhall Combo-e CV Show

Vauxhall prices Combo EV but hydrogen sparks interest

The all-new Vauxhall Combo-e electric van has debuted at the 2021 CV Show, as Vauxhall announces a starting price of just over £25K.
2108 Maxus eDeliver 9 CV-Show

Maxus plugs in all-electric display at CV Show

Maxus has revealed a stand consisting solely of electric vehicles at the 2021 CV Show, announcing that 54% of its sales are now EV models.
2108 Isuzu DMax Arctic Trucks CV-Show

Two debuts For Isuzu at CV Show

Isuzu has given CV Show visitors a first look at the next Arctic Trucks version of the D-Max, as well as a tipper conversion concept.
Ford E-Transit 34 view CV show

Electric Transit unveiled at CV Show

The electric version of the mass-selling Ford Transit van has made its European debut at the CV Show in Birmingham.