Cap HPI has launched a new LCV modelling tool designed to take the hassle out of shortlisting and comparing vehicles to meet fleet needs.
The LCV Chooser has been designed to enable users to search quickly and efficiently and compare technical and specification data as well as VAT and vehicle excise duty against every current LCV available on the market and is aimed as well at end-user fleets as well as leasing and fleet management firms, which can integrate the tool within existing fleet management systems.
Users can input search criteria for parameters including power output, key standard equipment and Euro emissions – aiding operators who now need to consider the introduction of Ultra Low Emission Zones.
Future features of LCV Chooser will incorporate more detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) comparisons and an options configurator.
Steve Botfield, commercial vehicle expert at Cap HPI, commented: “Choosing the right LCV to fulfil the needs of a business is not a simple task, with over 7000 derivatives from 27 manufacturers to select from.
“The most important consideration in picking a vehicle is that it is fit for purpose, for both today but also the future if the business’s needs plan to change. There are multiple areas to think about when choosing a vehicle, including usage, load area capacity, vehicle size and weight, fuel type and likely distances covered in the van.
“The new LCV Chooser is undoubtedly an invaluable data-based resource designed to remove these previous pain points.”