The Magazine for LCV Fleet Operators
Urban chic

If you only need a compact LCV for inner city work, Renault’s Zoe Van delivers an electric option, says Dan Gilkes

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DELIVERY DYNAMO

Ford has extended its mild hybrid technology to the smallest van in the range, says Dan Gilkes.

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LAST-MILE DELIVERY

Mercedes-Benz has launched its second full electric LCV, the eSprinter, says Dan Gilkes.

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Ford’s blue collar worker

Though perhaps not the case in the UK, the compact van market is by far the largest sector throughout Europe and any manufacturer that wants to be a player has to have a decent offering. Of course, many of those vans are shared, with the PSA Group now including Vauxhall/Opel alongside the traditional Citroën and Peugeot models.

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Shogun Sport delivers the rough with the smooth

Mitsubishi’s high specced commercial variant is a capable workhorse, says Dan Gilkes

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Outlander resets the bar for plug-in commercials

Despite attending numerous electric commercial vehicle launches over the last 12 months, there remain very few alternative driveline choices for UK van buyers. While we are seeing a number of full EV vans arriving on the market, the choice of hybrid drivelines is even smaller.

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Big Merc ticks the boxes

The ubiquitous Sprinter has earned its place in the big van hall of fame. And the latest generation will help keep it in the vanguard, says Dan Gilkes

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New Transit delivers where it counts

Just weeks after the European launch of the latest Ford Transit, we’ve managed to bag a few days on UK roads with the new van. Yes, you may have to look closely to spot many external differences, but under the skin, there have been some big changes to Ford’s largest van.

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Edition or Elite?

The light commercial vehicle market touches almost every sector of business, from self-employed plumbers and electricians, to national delivery companies and local authorities. To meet this varied requirement, manufacturers have to offer a broad selection of trim and specification levels.

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Class – at a price

If you need all-terrain access and the ability to tow a heavy trailer, chances are that you will be looking at a 4×4 pick-up as your daily driver. The combination of a tonne of payload, a 3.1-3.5 tonne towing capacity and, in a double-cab at least, seating for five, make the pick-up a popular choice.

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