Dan Parton

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Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now the editor of our three commercial vehicle titles: The Van Expert, The Truck Expert and Commercial Vehicle Engineer.

Vauxhall takes wraps off electric Combo-e

Vauxhall has released the first pictures of its Combo-e, a fully electric variant of its established Combo van. The company says it has a range of up to 171 miles (WLTP) from a single charge and can be 80% charged in 30 minutes.

Central England Co-op take on eight Mercedes-Benz eVitos

Central England Co-op is now using eight Mercedes-Benz eVitos with zero tailpipe emissions to deliver food and drink to customers.

Ford introduces motorsport-inspired Ranger MS-RT

Ford has introduced an exclusive new model of the Ranger pick-up, developed in partnership with vehicle design specialists MS-RT.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

UK van market fell by 20% in 2020, figures reveal

Registrations of new light commercial vehicles (LCV) in the UK fell by 20% in 2020 as the effects of lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic and worries over the UK’s future relationship with the EU affected buying confidence.

Volkswagen launches new Crafter delivery van conversion

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new delivery van conversion for the Volkswagen Crafter, in partnership with Bri-Stor Systems, to meet the growing demand for home deliveries.

MAXUS launches fully electric eDeliver 9

MAXUS has launched its full electric eDeliver 9 zero emission van, with two size options and a range of 219km.

Groupe PSA’s electric LCVs scoop International Van of the Year title

Groupe PSA’s line-up of electric vans – including the Peugeot e-Expert, Citroën e-Dispatch/ë-Jumpy, Opel & Vauxhall Vivaro-e – have been awarded the International Van of the Year Award 2021.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

New van market up 8.8% in November

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations rose 8.8% in November in the UK, the third consecutive monthly increase, which was driven by online deliveries, according to new figures.

Sky invests in 151 Ford Transit PHEVs for its engineers

Sky has bought 151 Ford Transit Custom PHEVs for its engineers as part of the company’s aim to reach net zero carbon by 2030.

Pricing and specification announced for evolved Mercedes-Benz eVito

Mercedes-Benz has announced the pricing and specification for its new eVito, including a range of technology as standard and a range of 92 miles.

Groupe PSA announces 2021 launches for Vauxhall, Peugeot and Citroen compact electric vans

Groupe PSA has announced that it will be launching the Vauxhall Combo-e, Opel Combo-e, Peugeot e-Partner and Citroën ë-Berlingo vans in 2021.

Limited edition MS-RT Transit Connect launched

MS-RT has launched a limited edition run of MS-RT R120 models finished in Frozen White based on the best-selling Ford Transit Connect.

Ford launches conversion-ready chassis cab to Ranger line-up

Ford is introducing a new Ranger chassis cab variant for the first time, giving customers the ability to easily create bespoke vehicles.
Van thefts on the rise

Van crime falls in 2019 but still costs victims thousands

The number of vans stolen and thefts from vans dropped in 2019 – but the average cost of goods stolen is increasing.
2021 Renault Kangoo

Renault releases first details of new Kangoo

Renault has released the first details of its all-new Kangoo van, which boasts a fresh look as well as new infotainment and safety systems.
2021 Ford E-Transit

Ford unveils E-Transit

Fully electric version of the bestselling Transit range claims an estimated range of 217 miles, lower TCO and no compromise on payload.

MAN and Bevan Group team up to provide St John Ambulance vehicles

St John Ambulance is preparing to deploy a new fleet of eight specially designed logistics vehicles that will be used to provide frontline support to the NHS and local communities.

Whitby Morrison buys 55 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to make into ice cream vans

Crewe-based ice cream van manufacturer Whitby Morrison has taken delivery of 55 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 CDI chassis cabs to build ice cream bodies onto.
Ford Transit Custom, October 2020

Van registrations set October record

Registrations for new light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in the UK were up 13.3% year-on-year in October, with record numbers registered in the month, latest figures have revealed.

Volkswagen announces pricing for new Caddy

Volkswagen has announced that its fifth-generation Caddy will be available from December in standard and Maxi wheelbases, with prices starting at £17,800.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

Van demand underpins September boost in UK CV production

UK commercial vehicle production grew by 3.3% in September, boosted by high demand for vans, but order for buses and coaches remain at worryingly low levels, new figures have revealed.

Ford updates Transit Connect with greater payload

Ford has announced updates to its Transit Connect, offering greater payload than previously.
Van thefts on the rise

Theft from vans costing tradespeople £264 million a year

Tool theft from vans costs trade professionals £264 million a year and can put them out of work for 30 days at a time on average.

Dramatic shift to electric power predicted for van operators

A “dramatic shift” to electric power will soon be underway for UK businesses that operate vans, according to new research.

Amazon launches first custom electric delivery vehicle

Amazon has unveiled its first custom electric delivery vehicle, designed and built in partnership with Rivian, which is plans to have on the road in 2022.

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