Tag: van

UK’s first electric van completes 77-mile eco rally

UK’s first electric van completes 77-mile eco rally

THE UK’S first electric van completed the Bridgestone Eco Rally at the weekend, travelling from the heart of Oxford to Pall Mall, with a few publicity stops off the beaten track along the way. Two Ford Transit Connect Electric vans, one the production model on sale now, made a journey […]

Citroen Berlingo goes up in the world

Citroen Berlingo goes up in the world

CITROEN Berlingo Enterprise vans are now being bought by AFI-Uplift as part of a move to further reduce the carbon footprint of its service van fleet. Environmentally aware AFI-Uplift, one of the UK’s leading powered access rental companies, is progressively reducing the size of the vans used by its service […]

Van and truck registrations up in 2010

Van and truck registrations up in 2010

THE LATEST data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveals that during 2010 van and truck registrations posted an annual growth of 15.9%, “one of the best ever”, according to Paul Everitt, SMMT boss. This came as “volumes started to recover from the recession”. Vans rose in […]

May van registrations improve

May van registrations improve

THE LATEST data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows May’s van and truck registrations up 25% to 19,562 in May but down 15% to 2229,799 for the rolling year. Within that, vans were up 32% to 17,025 for the month and down 11% to 198,054 for […]

First drive: Vauxhall Movano

First drive: Vauxhall Movano

TO THE uninitiated, it might seem as though there’s little room for improvement when it comes to van engineering. They would, of course, be wrong. Those paying the bills may never even set foot inside it, but they potentially have even more scope for finding fault with a commercial vehicle; […]

New van mechanical breakdown cover from Warranty Direct

New van mechanical breakdown cover from Warranty Direct

THE UK’S 328,000 van drivers whose vehicles are about to leave the protective umbrella of a manufacturer warranty are now able to benefit from Warranty Direct’s expanded range of mechanical insurance breakdown cover. With cover starting from £147 for the year, Warranty Direct’s new van cover is available on all […]

Partner van benefits from added Grip

Partner van benefits from added Grip

RECENTLY introduced on the Peugeot 3008 Crossover, Peugeot’s Grip Control system is now available on L1 HDi 90 850 Partner van models, in both S and SE trim levels, as part of an All Terrain Option Pack. Combined with Grip Control the option also includes under-engine protection tray, up-rated 195/70 […]

Nissan NV200 voted International Van of The Year

Nissan NV200 voted International Van of The Year

NISSAN’S global all new small van, the NV200, has been awarded the International Van of the Year (IVoY) 2010 by a jury consisting of 23 specialised European journalists representing a readership of more than half a million owners of commercial vehicles. “The Jury was particularly impressed by the fact that […]

Motor industry suggests revision to van CO2 legislation

Motor industry suggests revision to van CO2 legislation

THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed a tough new law to cut average CO2 emissions from vans. The industry remains committed to the continued reduction of road transport emissions and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging European policy-makers to make the legal framework more supportive and realistic […]

Volkswagen vans overtake rivals for fifth consecutive month

Volkswagen vans overtake rivals for fifth consecutive month

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles has increased its market share and improved from having the UK’s third to the second best-selling van range (up to 7.4 tonnes) in the last five consecutive months from May to September. In September, total registrations of Volkswagen vans (up to 7.4 tonnes) rose by nine per […]