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Alex Grant

Land Rover reveals new Discovery Commercial

20 hours ago / 0 comments

Land Rover has launched a commercial version of the new Discovery, which is available to order today ahead of deliveries in Q2 2018.

DfT to raise GVW for electric vans to 4.25 tonnes

3 days ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is to raise the weight threshold for electric light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes, removing administrative burdens for operators and making them more competitive to run.

DfT clarifies widespread misunderstanding of petrol/diesel ban

1 month ago / 0 comments

All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the Department for Transport has confirmed, seeking to clarify … Read More »

Q&A: Jim Sumner of Isotrak

2 months ago / 0 comments

Jim Sumner, executive chairman, Isotrak, speaks to Natalie Middleton about the post-acquisition integration of VeriLocation and the two firms’ ongoing product development plans.

Electric Highway network to include fuel forecourts from 2018

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the capital’s biggest roads.

New £150 fines for littering vehicles

2 months ago / 0 comments

Fines for littering are to be raised next April, including new powers for councils to penalise owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown, even if they weren’t discarding it.

Voltia webtool aims for easier electric van deployment

2 months ago / 0 comments

Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.

London T-Charge should cover more diesel vehicles, says ClientEarth

2 months ago / 0 comments

London’s £10 T-Charge, aimed at discouraging older vehicles from being brought into the city centre, doesn’t go far enough to tackle the problem of pollution in the capital, according to environmental law firm, ClientEarth.

Volkswagen to launch part-autonomous electric van

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has greenlighted production of an electric-only cargo van, said to be inspired by the original Transporter line-up launched in the 1950s.

Chevin enables easier access to fleets’ data

4 months ago / 0 comments

Chevin Fleet Solutions has bolstered its FleetWave management software with a function enabling users to combine and extract real-time data more easily using bespoke applications.

Petrol engines for Volkswagen Transporter line-up

5 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has introduced two 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, available across the Transporter range, claiming low-mileage operators could be better off not running a diesel.

DfT mulls changes to gross weight limits for electric vans

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in turn making them more cost-effective to operate. Electric ... Read More »

Severn tolls to be scrapped by end of 2018

5 months ago / 0 comments

Tolls for the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the end of 2018, in a move claimed to offer a £100m boost to the Welsh economy, and save motorists over £1,400 per year.

Lib Dems to ban diesel van sales

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ban the sale of small diesel vans by 2025, with plans to incentivise plug-ins as an alternative, according to their 2017 manifesto released today.

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Technology – Manheim

10 months ago / 0 comments

James Davis of Manheim (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Manheim has adopted a 360 degree imaging facility, using an automated turntable, to deliver consistent high definition images from around every vehicle ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Safety – VWS

10 months ago / 0 comments

Martin Lister of VWS (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "VOPS2 from Vehicle Weighing Services is an enclosed measurement system that can help a driver to prevent overloading of vans at 3.5-tonnes ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation Award – Alphabet

10 months ago / 0 comments

Simon Simmons from Alphabet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Alphabet has used technology to help fleet customers to get to grips with new vehicle conversions through the use of its Virtual ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Fleet management – BT Fleet

10 months ago / 0 comments

Nick Hale from BT Fleet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "BT Fleet’s multi-dimensional improvement programme takes commercial vehicle management to a whole new level. With extend opening hours and increased capacity ... Read More »

Crafter updates

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will unveil an all-new Crafter heavy van range later this year, with the first vehicles arriving early in 2017. There is an obvious family resemblance with the smaller Transporter T6 range and drivers … Read More »

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max AT35

11 months ago / 0 comments

Any of the UK’s growing number of 4×4 pick-ups will happily tackle a trip away from the tarmac. Indeed most provide far more off-road performance than their owners will ever require. There are customers however, in … Read More »

Call for entries for 2017 Van Fleet World Honours

12 months ago / 0 comments

The 2017 event again includes categories for cars, vans and fleet management, with winners attending a prestigious event at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday 21 February 2017.   Open for … Read More »

FTA launches 2017 legal guide

12 months ago / 0 comments

Now in its 55th edition, the Yearbook has been compiled by the FTA’s team of transport legislation experts and is fully updated for 2017.  The guide, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, contains comprehensive information … Read More »

Renault’s extra grip: A look at the X-Track system

12 months ago / 0 comments

Businesses that have to venture off-road from time to time, occasionally need light commercials with real 4×4 capability. More often though, all they really require is something with a bit more ground clearance and … Read More »

Road Test: Ford Transit Connect

12 months ago / 0 comments

Today’s urban LCV driver has a lot to cope with, from positioning the van in unprecedented levels of traffic, congestion zones, sat navs and flashing blind-spot indicators, to dodging cycle couriers and pedestrians staring at smartphones. … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Hilux

12 months ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Pick-up PRICE £19,177–£29,435 FUEL 36.2–40.4mpg co2 185–204g/km Toyota’ s Hilux pick-up has for many years been a by-word for the tough truck sector. With more than 18m sold throughout the world since 1968, Hilux … Read More »

One-stop-shop for van fleet buyers

1 year ago / 0 comments

This year alone, Vauxhall’s van conversion sales have risen by an incredible 63%, thanks in part to the Vauxhall Conversion Centre that is situated within the company’s Luton plant. As with many competitors, Vauxhall … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz previews 2017 X-Class Pickup

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz will launch its first one-tonne pickup truck next year, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Nissan plans LCV dealer network

1 year ago / 0 comments

The plans would introduce a third tier to the brand’s LCV dealer network; positioned above the 57 Business Centres which already offer prominent exterior displays, dedicated sales staff and training, extended opening hours and … Read More »

Defra consultation on Clean Air Zones to impact on SME van operators

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest consultation reiterates the intention to restrict access for older vehicles to five English cities due to local pollution concerns. Nottingham, Derby and Southampton would have restrictions on HGVs, buses, and taxis, Leeds … Read More »

VW Transporter named Glass's Used Van Hero for August

1 year ago / 0 comments

Glass’s rated the Transporter T30 2.0 TDI 102 LWB L/Roof as its ideal buy. Andy Picton, senior commercial vehicle editor, said: “The Transporter is an iconic commercial vehicle for very good reasons. It … Read More »