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.

Ford announces customer trials of its E-Transit

The first European customer trials of the new E-Transit will soon be underway, Ford has announced.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

Van market records busiest ever April for registrations

The light commercial vehicle market recorded its busiest ever April as 30,440 new vans were registered, with the number of vans registered in 2021 back to 2019 levels, according to new figures.

Mitie makes huge Vauxhall electric van order

Facilities management and professional services firm Mitie has ordered 655 electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall.

Vauxhall adds Griffin Edition models to van range

Vauxhall has introduced new Griffin Edition models across its light commercial vehicle (LCV) line up offering high levels of standard specification.
LCV racking

Rack ’em up

Demand for LCV racking solutions is increasing, not just for the booming parcel delivery sector but in a variety of industries

Ford launches system to boost vehicle uptime

Ford has launched FORDLiive, a new connected uptime system designed to help Ford commercial vehicle operators increase their productivity by maximising vehicle uptime.

Translink goes electric with Renault vans

Translink has taken a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by striking a deal with Shelbourne Motors to add 100% electric Renault Zoe and Kangoo vans to its fleet of support vehicles.

Renault introduces additional LCV warranty and service cover

Renault has introduced its 5 Year PRO+ Promise, which includes additional warranty, service plan and breakdown cover across its LCV range.

Volkswagen launches Transporter T6.1 Sportline

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched the new Transporter T6.1 Sportline, with sports styling and technological upgrades.

Arrival unveils electric van

Technology company Arrival has unveiled more about its electric van, which will be starting public road trials with key customers this summer.
CV Show 2018 crowd

CV Show moves to September date

The organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show have announced that it has been rescheduled to a later date in the year, following the government’s recent announcement of a roadmap out of lockdown.

Isuzu launches updated D-Max

Isuzu has launched an updated version of its popular D-Max pick-up, which includes new styling, improved off-road performance and new safety features.

British Gas places biggest ever UK electric van order

British Gas has ordered 2,000 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans from Vauxhall and has introduced plans to never purchase another combustion engine vehicle.

Ford announces plans to re-enter UK ambulance market

Ford has announced it plans to re-enter the UK ambulance market, with a new Transit ambulance developed in conjunction with industry experts and frontline medical teams under the code name Project Siren.

Dacia introduces Duster Commercial LCV

Dacia has launched the Duster Commercial, an LCV version of its popular Duster SUV offering a cargo area offering 1.5 cubic metres of load space and a range of engine options.

Nissan launches NV300 Combi update

Nissan has unveiled its refreshed NV300 Combi, which includes a new Euro 6D Full compliant powertrain, sharper appearance and a host of new technologies to improve safety and convenience.
Vauxhall Vivaro Luton The Van Expert

UK van market rises 2% in January

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market grew by 2% in the first month of the year, with new models and deals driving fleet renewal, according to new figures.

Peugeot launches e-Partner electric van

Peugeot has expanded its electric van range with the launch of the e-Partner, with a range of up to 171 miles and comparable load capacity to its diesel equivalent.

Used van prices rocketed by more than 50% in 2020

Used van prices rose by a record 54% in 2020 and are likely to increase further in 2021, due to an ongoing trend of high demand and low stock for used LCVs.

Sky adds first all-electric vans to its fleet

Media and entertainment company Sky has introduced 11 Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans into its fleet – the first all-electric commercial vehicles bought by the company – replacing diesel vans.
Vauxhall Combo-e

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 Ranger MS-RT

Ford introduces motorsport-inspired Ranger MS-RT

Ford has introduced an exclusive new version of the Ranger pick-up, developed in partnership with vehicle design specialists MS-RT.
Ford Transit Custom and Ford Transit

UK van market falls by 20% in 2020

Registrations of new LCVs in the UK fell by 20% in 2020 due to coronavirus lockdowns and worries over the UK-EU relationship.

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.

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