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Ford Transit wins Best Large Used Van title

It's always sensible to think about what the residual value of your van will be when you come to the end of a lease. So if you are currently leasing a Ford Transit or even just considering a lease, then you'll be pleased to hear that it has laid claim to another victory. This time the Transit has been...

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Van drivers urged to tune into the road

More than a fifth of accidents are caused by drivers' inattention to the road. So says Brake, the motoring safety charity, which has launched Road Safety Week, an awareness raising initiative. Running a busy business ourselves we know what it's like when you have other things on your mind. It's all...

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Ford outshines competitors with highest share of medium van market for a decade

The blue oval motor manufacturer, Ford, has achieved its greatest share of the medium van market across the continent for over a decade. And it is the Transit range, which achieves a sale every four minutes that has helped the company achieve such an impressive slice of the market. To be more precise...

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Nissan NV200 taxi picks up fare to London

Dyed-in-the-wool Nissan NV200 enthusiasts used to hauling a heavy workload in their van will be able to enjoy the vehicle in taxi form when they visit the big smoke next year. In fact as early as next Summer, the Nissan NV200 taxi is due to go on sale and hit the streets of London. The new cab, already...

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Ford Transit dominates at ACFO Awards

Ford came away with a hat-trick of gongs at the 2013 ACFO Awards last week, two of which were for the Ford Transit. Fleet operators voted the Transit Connect as Small Van of the Year, while its big brother the Transit scooped the Large Van of the Year title. It's no surprise to us here at Vanarama...

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Citroen updates Berlingo range

The popularity of the Citroen Berlingo continues apace. Following best-ever sales figures in September which saw the Berlingo take first place in the small van sector, the manufacturer shows no signs of resting on its laurels with an update of its best-selling van. This latest Berlingo now benefits...

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Renault Kangoo Z.E. scoops Electric Vehicle of the Year title

Just weeks after the 10,000 th Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. (Zero Emission) rolled off the production line; Europe's biggest selling small electric van has been awarded the GreenFleet Awards Electric Vehicle of the Year title for the second year in a row. In fact, the trophy cabinet of the Kangoo Z.E. must...

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Ford Transit Connect set to cause 'Vandemonium' in Vegas

It's not even on sale in the USA yet, but Ford has pimped its ride for the SEMA automotive show. In true Las Vegas style Ford will showcase ten heavily customised re-vamped Transit Connect 2014 vans to impress America's trade van buyers. Initially launched in Europe in 2003 and named International...

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Greenfleet LCV Manufacturer of the Year Award for Fiat Professional Vans

Interested in leasing a Fiat Ducato, Doblo, Fiorino or Scudo? Then you will be interested to hear that Fiat Professional has been named LCV Manufacturer of the Year at the 2013 at the GreenFleet Awards . The 14 th annual GreenFleet Awards, recognises the ground-breaking adoption of low and zero emission...

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E.ON re-energises its fleet with Ford Transit Custom

If you are an E.ON energy customer chances are you will be greeted by a metre fitter in a Ford Transit Custom van next time you require their services. The energy company has recently taken delivery of 120 new Ford Transit Custom vans, complementing the company's existing 2000-strong fleet, the majority...

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Ford vans show economical excellence in mpg challenge

The Ford Fiesta Sport Van proved it is the most economical van in its sector after winning the commercial vehicle category of the annual MPG marathon last week. Ford's Fiesta Sport Van covered an impressive 362.9 miles on just 3.33 gallons of diesel, representing an incredible 108.82mpg. Meanwhile...

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Leading tyre firm shows confidence in Mercedes Sprinter

Midlands based tyre fitters Lodge Tyre is adding 12 more Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to its fleet, reinforcing the confidence the company already has in the vehicle. Lodge has chosen six more medium-length 313 BlueEfficiency vans to supplement its Sprinter dominated existing 90-strong fleet. Reliability,...

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Volkswagen unveils the e-load up! electric city delivery van

Volkswagen has unveiled the e-load up! concept - an electrically powered delivery van based on the firm's up! city car. Smaller than your average commercial vehicle, the e-load-up! is targeted at urban delivery firms such as couriers or pizza delivery companies, who need to transport small loads within...

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10,000th Kangoo Z.E. means Renault leads the way in electric vans

Renault recently announced that its 10,000 th Kangoo Van Z.E. (Zero Emission) has rolled out of the manufacturing plant. Made on the same production line as the Kangoo, the Kangoo Z.E. is now the biggest selling small electric van in Europe. The batteries are located in the centre of the van under...

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Mercedes ends Crafter production to focus on Sprinter

The success of the Mercedes Sprinter has been underlined once again after the German auto maker announced that it will cease production of the Crafter for Volkswagen when the current arrangement expires in 2016. Mercedes says that the capacity will then be used to concentrate on the next generation...

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Best ever Volkswagen Caddy for fuel-savvy van drivers

Van drivers concerned about saving the planet, or at least saving money on fuel might be interested to learn that Volkswagen has launched its best ever Caddy on fuel. With an official combined cycle fuel consumption of 62.8mpg, Volkswagen claim it is the greenest version of the Caddy yet. The latest...

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Bridgestone chooses Nissan NV200

If you can't decide which van to lease then why not take a look at what the big companies choose to give you some inspiration? The latest example being the world's largest tyre company, Bridgestone, which has ordered a fleet of NV200 vans from Nissan in response to a contract win with Ulsterbus in Northern...

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Ford Transit takes clear lead over opposition

Motor manufacturer Ford, the current market leader for the year, has extended its lead gap over its nearest rival during a fruitful September sales month. Meanwhile total commercial vehicle registrations were strong in September, up *12.4%, helped of course by the plate change. The overall commercial...

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Schwartz spices up its fleet with the help of Citroen Berlingo

UK herbs and spices company, Shwartz has added 232 Citro├źn Berlingo crew vans to its fleet to help its salespeople and merchandisers to do their job. The company selected the HDi 90 manual L2 750 X model on lease agreements with maintenance included. While you might not be in the market for so many...

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Is white van man's van letting him and his business down?

Two thirds of consumers say the condition of a tradesman's vehicle would influence their decision to use them Vanarama is warning tradesmen - from electricians and plumbers to joiners and painter decorators - that the condition of their work vehicle is likely to have a significant influence on whether...

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