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Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life - rear

Pricing announced for Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall has announced pricing and specifications for its electric Vivaro-e Life, which starts from £34,645 after the Government’s plug-in grant.

MAXUS offers £2020 off all e Deliver 3 orders to end...

MAXUS is offering all UK customers a £2020 discount on e Deliver 3 orders made between September 9-30.
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LCV demand falls in August as buyers wait for new plates

Demand for light commercial vehicles (LCVs) dropped by 16% in the UK in August, as fleet operators wait for the new September plate, new figures have revealed.

Amazon to add 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet

Internet retail giant Amazon has announced that it is to add 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its European deliver fleet this year.
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.

Ford launches rally-inspired MS-RT Transit Custom and Transit Connect vans

Ford has announced that Ford Transit Custom and Transit Connect vans developed by vehicle design specialist MS‑RT will be available to order direct from Ford Transit Centres from September.

Openreach makes significant investment in Vauxhall electric vans

Telecommunications specialist Openreach has ordered 270 Vauxhall Vivaro-e vans and nine Corsa-e cars as part of the company’s commitment to electric-powered vehicles.
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.

Spartan take on 70 new Mercedes-Benz Citans

Spartan Motor Factors has commissioned 70 new Mercedes-Benz Citans as the company seeks to grow following its acquisition by MWR Sales Ltd...
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Rise in new van registrations point to post-Covid recovery

The number of new LCVS registered increased by 7% in July, the first monthly year-on-year increase since January, fuelled by pent-up demand from operators after lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

Nissan NV200 UK’s most reliable van, new figures reveal

The UK’s most reliable light commercial vehicle (LCV) is the Nissan NV200, while the Ford Ranger is the most prone to needing repair, according to new research.
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Geofencing tech for Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford has a new geofencing system for its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid that allows the van to automatically switch into EV mode in low-emission zones.

Van owners warned to get safety checks as MOT exemption ends

Van owners are being urged to get their vans checked and repaired, as about 1.2 million vans had MOTs postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown exemption.
Witrose electric van

Waitrose and John Lewis home delivery vans set to go electric

Customers buying online food from Waitrose or receiving smaller John Lewis deliveries are set to start seeing their shopping arrive in electric vans.
Mercedes-Benz Vito update 2020

Mercedes-Benz announces pricing and specifications for updated Vito

Mercedes has revealed its pricing and specification structure for its refreshed Vito, which will start at £22,845 plus VAT.
2020 Ford Transit Connect Active

Ford reveals Tourneo and Transit Connect Active models

Ford has increased its range of Active vehicles with the introduction of the new Tourneo Connect Active and Transit Connect Active small vans.
Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top

Hard Top returns to Land Rover Defender line-up

The Hard Top name is being added to the commercial version of the latest Land Rover Defender model line-up.

Renault launches zero-emission Zoe Van

Renault PRO+ has launched its latest small electric van, the zero-emission Zoe, offering a range of 245 miles and a payload of 387kg.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches finance offers to support businesses

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has launched a range of finance offers to support businesses who run vans and ensure that pricing is transparent and suitable for various budgets.

Southampton City Council takes delivery of 24 Renault Kangoo ZE33 vans

Southampton City Council (SCC) has put 24 zero emission Renault Kangoo ZE33 panel vans into service around the city.
LEVC VN5 electric van

LEVC announces full details of its VN5 van

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced the full details of its fully electric VN5 van, which will hit the roads later this year.
LEVC electric van prototype for Royal Mail

Royal Mail to trial electric vans for deliveries

Royal Mail is trialling a prototype LEVC VN5 electric van for parcel and letter deliveries in urban areas, with the aim of cutting emissions.
British Gas orders 1,000 Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric vans

British Gas orders 1,000 new electric vans

British Gas has placed an order for 1,000 new Vauxhall Vivaro-e electric vans, the largest purchase of electric LCVs ever made in the UK.