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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.
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...
Ford Transit Custom PHEV with geofencing technology | The Van Expert

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.
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.

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.
Renaul Master ZE

Renault expands electric Master ZE line-up

Renault has expanded its electric Master ZE range, which now includes a chassis cab version and an increased payload across the entire range.
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.
Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall introduces new Vivaro-e Life

Vauxhall has bolstered its range of electric vehicles with the launch of the new nine-seater Vivaro-e Life van-based people carrier.

MAXUS launches Deliver 9 and e Deliver 3 range

MAXUS has launched its flagship LCV panel van, the Deliver 9 and an all-electric LCV, the e Deliver 3.
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.

Fiat launches limited edition Ducato Shadow Edition

Fiat Professional has launched a new limited version of its Ducato large van – the Shadow Edition. Just 100 examples of the LWB version will be available in the UK.
2020 Toyota Hilux

Toyota unveils new Hilux

Toyota has unveiled a new Hilux, bringing with it a fresh look as well as a more powerful powertrain ahead of its on-sale date in November.