Darren Cassey

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Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Van Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new LCVs and features on various aspects of automotive life.
Luxury LEVC taxi

Is this the most luxurious London taxi ever made?

A limited-edition version of the latest-generation London black cab has been revealed, promising ‘unrivalled comfort’.
2021 Citroën e-Spacetourer

Citroën confirms pricing for e-SpaceTourer

The new electric Citroen e-Spacetourer will be priced from £45,600 after the plug-in car grant and is available for orders now.
Volkswagen Transporter electric

Orders open for Volkswagen’s first electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has opened order books for the ABT eTransporter, its first electric van in the UK.
Van drivers reveal their bigest peeves

Van drivers reveal their biggest annoyances on the road

Van drivers have revealed the ways in which other road users get on their nerves out on the road in a new survey
Fiat e-Ducato

Fiat e-Ducato pricing and specification announced

Fiat has today announced UK pricing and specifications for the fully electric e-Ducato van, which is on sale now.
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Pricing and specs confirmed for Mercedes-Benz eSprinter

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the pricing and specification of its new large electric van, the eSprinter, starting at £51,950 exc. VAT and plug-in car grant.
2021 Toyota Proace Verso

Equipment upgrades for Toyota Proace

Toyota has announced equipment upgrades for the Toyota Proace van and Proace Verso MPV, with the first vehicles set to arrive in October.
LEVC VN5 prototype

LEVC begins trials of new PHEV van

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started trials of its new plug-in hybrid van, which is based on the same platform as its London black cab.
2020 Ford Transit Trail and Transit Custom Trail

New Trail and Active trims beef up the Ford Transit family

Ford has announced two new Transit specifications called Trail and Active that make the best-selling van family more capable off road.
Citroën e-SpaceTourer

Citroën e-SpaceTourer electric MPV joins the family

Citroën has revealed an electric version of its SpaceTourer MPV that brings zero-emission motoring to its big van-based people carrier.
2020 Volkswagen Caddy

Ford and Volkswagen finalise plan to develop LCVs together

Ford and Volkswagen have signed an agreement that will see the pair share technology to build three new commercial vehicles.
2020 Isuzu D-Max Go2

Isuzu reveals variety of upgraded D-Max pick-up trucks

Isuzu has revealed three new variations of the D-Max: a lifestyle-focused XTR, a Tipper conversion kit, and a go-anywhere off-road version.
Renault Trafic Black Edition | The Car Expert

Renault adds Black Edition to Trafic van range

Renault has updated its Trafic van range with a new Black Edition, which adds unique styling touches and extra equipment as standard.
2020 Volkswagen Caddy | The Van Expert

All-new Volkswagen Caddy revealed with more car-like qualities

The new Volkswagen Caddy has been revealed, with more car-like qualities and technologies thanks to being based on the same platform as the VW Golf.
2020 Nissan Navara N-Guard | The Van Expert

Nissan refreshes top-spec Navara N-Guard

Nissan has given the range-topping Navara N-Guard pick-up truck a refresh to make it more refined and with better technology.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is killing off the X-Class pick-up truck

Mercedes-Benz kills off X-Class

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that production of its X-Class pickup truck is scheduled to end in May 2020, less than three years after first going on sale.
Electrified Citroen van range | The Van Expert

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.
Toyota Hilux updated for 2020 | The Van Expert

Toyota Hilux gets new safety tech and styling updates

Toyota has announced a suite of updates for its Toyota Hilux pickup truck that improve safety and emissions as well as offering trim updates.
Ford Transit Plug-In Hybrid | The Van Expert

Ford introduces Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid

Ford has revealed the Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, the first vehicle in the one-tonne van segment to offer zero-emission driving capability.
Amazon electric delivery van by Rivian | The Van Expert

Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vehicles

Amazon has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2040 as it announces ‘the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles’.
LEVC London taxi being plugged in | The Van Expert

Government announces tax breaks for electric taxis

Taxi drivers and businesses are being encouraged to buy new electric taxis after the government made them exempt from the highest tax...
2020 Nissan Navara revealed | The Van Expert

Updated Nissan Navara pick-up is more comfortable and economical

Nissan has revealed an updated Navara pick-up truck range, which gets better road-going sensibilities without compromising its rugged off-road appeal.

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