vans

Automotive industry calls for electric ‘van plan’

24/05/2022

More than half of van owners say they are discouraged from switching to an electric van due to a lack of charge point infrastructure, according to new research.

Van registrations fall nearly 30% amid supply challenges

06/05/2022

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined to 21,597 units in April, down -29.1% year-on-year, according to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

City council invites businesses to test-drive electric vans

29/04/2022

Nottingham City Council is inviting businesses to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial.

St Helens council’s fleet modernisation to save carbon and money

21/04/2022

A plan to replace ageing council vehicles with modern and electric alternatives will save money and cut emissions by nearly 100 tonnes every year, says St Helens Borough Council.

DfT launches ZEV mandate consultation

08/04/2022

The Government has launched a consultation on the design of the UK’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate for cars and vans.

The importance of van fleet safety

07/04/2022

Commercial vehicle safety is top of the agenda for all local authorities. Brigade Electronics’ Emily Hardy talks to LAPV about the importance of ensuring van safety is not neglected.

Green hydrogen vans to begin demonstrator testing

16/03/2022

Two new green hydrogen vans are set to begin demonstrator testing in June, the zero emission vehicle company First Hydrogen has announced.

Wrapped vans to raise awareness of suicide prevention

15/03/2022

North Lanarkshire Council’s drive to raise awareness about suicide prevention has taken to the streets as four specially wrapped vehicles will be displaying helpline numbers.

Council’s first electric vehicle hits the road

15/03/2022

Mansfield District Council’s first electric vehicle has hit the road as part of its ambition to be a carbon neutral authority by 2040.

Green deliveries for meals on wheels in Wolverhampton

01/03/2022

Meals on Wheels customers in Wolverhampton will soon be getting their food delivered via zero emission electric vans after the council took delivery of nine brand new vehicles.

Wolverhampton council takes delivery of two electric vans

31/01/2022

City of Wolverhampton Council has taken delivery of two zero-emission, electric vans heralding the start of plans to replace all polluting vehicles from its fleet with green alternatives.

RAC launches all-electric patrol van

26/01/2022

The RAC is the first major roadside assistance company in the UK to begin using an electric patrol vehicle to attend breakdowns.

Vale of Glamorgan Council installs new fleet safety equipment

14/12/2021

Vale of Glamorgan Council is installing the latest safety equipment to its fleet to protect the public, cyclists, and crews.

Wates introduces first fleet of electric vehicles

05/10/2021

Wates Property Services has taken delivery of its first fleet of electric commercial vehicles as part of its effort to eliminate waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.

Enfield Council’s small van fleet is going all-electric

29/07/2021

Enfield Council has announced that their entire small van fleet is going electric to help the council reach its climate action targets.

Kirklees Council adds 25 new electric vans to fleet

01/06/2021

Kirklees Council has just added 25 new electric vans to their Homes and Neighbourhoods fleet as part of its mission to address the climate emergency.

Portsmouth International Port takes delivery of new electric vans

20/05/2021

Portsmouth International Port have taken delivery of a fleet of new electric vans as part of the port's commitment to become the first net carbon neutral UK port by 2030, and the first zero emission port by 2050.

Electric cars and vans cheaper than fossil-fuel vehicles by 2027, study says

10/05/2021

Electric cars and vans will be cheaper to make than fossil-fuel vehicles in every light vehicle segment across Europe from 2027 at the latest, according to a new study.

Light commercial vehicle market records busiest ever April

06/05/2021

The light commercial vehicle market recorded its busiest ever April as 30,440 new vans were registered, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Kent County Council takes delivery of five new mobile library vehicles

05/05/2021

Kent County Council has taken delivery of five new IVECO Daily 7.2 tonne GVW 72C18HA8P mobile library vehicles.

Venson passes van excellence scheme sixth year in a row

05/01/2021

Venson Automotive Solutions has passed the requirements for the Logistics UK Van Excellence scheme, making it the sixth consecutive year it has been awarded the accreditation.

Van manufacturers urged to fit more collision avoidance technology

17/12/2020

Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research are urging van manufacturers to fit more collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed alarming results.

Siemens Mobility partners with Aberdeen City Council to launch first dual-fuel van

17/12/2020

Siemens Mobility has launched its first dual-fuel field-services van in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, introducing hydrogen to its road vehicle fleet.

Telford & Wrekin Council buy six new electric vans

30/11/2020

Telford & Wrekin Council has made a further step on its journey to become carbon neutral by 2030 this week as six new electric vehicles join its fleet.

FORS reminds drivers of safety advice for ‘busy winter season’

30/11/2020

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is encouraging van drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving is at the forefront of their minds, as the seasonal boom in eCommerce makes roads busier.

Northumberland council makes ‘green fleet promise’ to replace diesel vans

09/11/2020

Northumberland County Council has begun replacing its fleet of small diesel vans with electric vehicles as part of an effort to future proof its fleet.

LEVC announces start of production for new electric van

03/11/2020

LEVC has announced the start of production for its new electric van, VN5, which is manufactured in the company’s production plant in Ansty, Coventry, the UK’s only dedicated electric vehicle factory.

Ford launches ‘toughest Transit ever’

30/09/2020

Ford has launched its new 5.0-tonne Transit derivative which it describes as its ‘toughest Transit ever’.

Mercedes-Benz Vans lends its support as London Ambulance chiefs take action to contain pandemic

10/08/2020

Mercedes-Benz loaned seven of its vans to the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust to help support the trust during the Covid-19 lockdown.

LCV registrations on the rise after months of double-digit decline

06/08/2020

UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations grow by 7.1% in July following four months of double-digit declines, new figures reveal.

Oldham housing association takes delivery of ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans

27/07/2020

A housing association in Oldham is celebrating the arrival of brand new ‘environmentally friendlier’ vans provided by its vehicle partner, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

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