Switching all of Britain’s commercial vehicles to electric alternatives could save businesses around £14bn a year, according to new research from Hitachi Capital UK.
Land Rover has launched a commercial version of the new Discovery, which is available to order today ahead of deliveries in Q2 2018.
The Department for Transport is to raise the weight threshold for electric light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes, removing administrative burdens for operators and making them more competitive to run.
All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the Department for Transport has confirmed, seeking to clarify … Read More »
Jim Sumner, executive chairman, Isotrak, speaks to Natalie Middleton about the post-acquisition integration of VeriLocation and the two firms’ ongoing product development plans.
Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the capital’s biggest roads.
Fines for littering are to be raised next April, including new powers for councils to penalise owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown, even if they weren’t discarding it.
Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.
London’s £10 T-Charge, aimed at discouraging older vehicles from being brought into the city centre, doesn’t go far enough to tackle the problem of pollution in the capital, according to environmental law firm, ClientEarth.
Volkswagen has greenlighted production of an electric-only cargo van, said to be inspired by the original Transporter line-up launched in the 1950s.
Chevin Fleet Solutions has bolstered its FleetWave management software with a function enabling users to combine and extract real-time data more easily using bespoke applications.
Volkswagen has introduced two 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, available across the Transporter range, claiming low-mileage operators could be better off not running a diesel.
The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in turn making them more cost-effective to operate. Electric ... Read More »
Tolls for the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the end of 2018, in a move claimed to offer a £100m boost to the Welsh economy, and save motorists over £1,400 per year.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to ban the sale of small diesel vans by 2025, with plans to incentivise plug-ins as an alternative, according to their 2017 manifesto released today.
James Davis of Manheim (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Manheim has adopted a 360 degree imaging facility, using an automated turntable, to deliver consistent high definition images from around every vehicle ... Read More »
Martin Lister of VWS (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "VOPS2 from Vehicle Weighing Services is an enclosed measurement system that can help a driver to prevent overloading of vans at 3.5-tonnes ... Read More »
Simon Simmons from Alphabet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Alphabet has used technology to help fleet customers to get to grips with new vehicle conversions through the use of its Virtual ... Read More »
Nick Hale from BT Fleet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "BT Fleet’s multi-dimensional improvement programme takes commercial vehicle management to a whole new level. With extend opening hours and increased capacity ... Read More »
Businesses that have to venture off-road from time to time, occasionally need light commercials with real 4×4 capability. More often though, all they really require is something with a bit more ground clearance and … Read More »
Mercedes-Benz will launch its first one-tonne pickup truck next year, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The latest consultation reiterates the intention to restrict access for older vehicles to five English cities due to local pollution concerns. Nottingham, Derby and Southampton would have restrictions on HGVs, buses, and taxis, Leeds … Read More »