February 18, 2020

Mercedes unveils lightweight Sprinter bodies

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK is to offer customers an ultra-lightweight body for the Sprinter van range. It will be available in dry freight and refrigerated transport models, with a launch early this year.

Hyundai and Kia invest for slice of ‘lucrative’ e-van market

Hyundai and Kia have agreed a new partnership deal with Arrival, the UK-based electric vehicle startup, in a move to help the Korean giants roll out a range of competitively priced small and medium-sized electric vans and other products for logistics and on-demand ride-hailing and shuttle services.

DfT undertakes major van study

The Department for Transport (DfT) is conducting a survey of van owners and users across the country to provide an accurate picture of van usage to inform future transport and environmental policies.

‘Solid’ van sales despite year of uncertainty

December rounded off a “solid annual performance” for van sales – with full year registrations up 2.4%. A total of 365,778 new models hit UK roads, with Ford taking first and second slots with Transit Custom and Transit, respectively.

Turbulent year for CV manufacturing as output falls -7.8%

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing declined -7.8% in 2019, as model changeovers, variable fleet buying patterns and regulatory issues combined to affect production numbers. 

Drive to attract new drivers at the CV Show 2020

This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show is hoping to attract new drivers, as figures published at the end of 2019 suggest up to 64% of UK transport and logistics companies are facing a severe skills shortage.

Prices and specification announced for eVito

Mercedes-Benz have announced the pricing and specification for the eVito, which is now available to order from the brand’s nationwide Dealer network.

New Vauxhall van rental scheme is Ready4Business

Vauxhall says its new Ready4Business rental programme offers small businesses affordable contract hire options on its vans, including Combo Cargo and the all-new Vivaro.

Protect your trade from being a victim of tool theft

With up to 22 vans being stolen every day in the UK, and a 54% rise in tool theft since 2016, safe.co.uk is offering advice to keep tradespeople and their vans safe.

Bevan Group enters the electric vehicle arena with Nissan e-NV200 conversion

Commercial vehicle body builders Bevan say its customers can now choose a fully electric van which offers up to twice the cargo volume of similarly sized competitors.