March 25, 2019

Why CAZs are good for the environment but bad for van operators

By James Davis, customer strategy and insight director, commercial vehicles at Cox Automotive.

Balancing act

Effective fleet managers will be cost-conscious and risk averse, says Dan Gilkes.

Renault aims to be ahead of the game on electric vans

With its extended range, Renault’s Kangoo Z.E.33 could be a game changer and Master Z.E. is expected in the UK any time now. If a shortage of batteries is currently slowing sales, it’s doing little to dent the company’s ambition in the electric market, reports Peter Ringham.

Hitched: towing a trailer

Mastering the art of towing a trailer is one thing. But first of all, operators need to understand the complex laws that govern it. Dan Gilkes unpicks them.

Three’s company

PSA Group’s latest van comes to the market in three guises from its Vauxhall, Citroën and Peugeot brands. Dan Gilkes looks at what’s on offer.

Smart about charging

Dan Gilkes looks at a system that aims to streamline – and optimise – charging infrastructures for fleets of electric vans.

IAA review: Show sets its sights on the future

This year’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover highlighted the industry-wide search for an alternative to diesel, despite the fact that many in the logistics and delivery business recognise that the fuel will be the mainstay of the truck and van business for many years to come.

Drive electric – and keep cool

Refrigeration specialist Paneltex is working in a corsortium of companies tackling the challenge of refrigerated e-vans. Dan Gilkes reports.

The Selector: Conversions

Buying a panel van can be a complex business, finding the right wheelbase, roof height and load volume for your individual application, that can haul the payload that you need to move. Move into the world of the chassis cab, with the vast range of conversions and bodies available from a variety of suppliers and […]

CV Show – and the public – celebrate commercial vehicles

While official figures have not yet been released, around 21,000 people were expected to attend the CV Show 2018, held last month at the NEC, Birmingham. Now in its 19th year, some 460 companies exhibited.