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Are electric Ford vans on the way?

The commercial vehicle world has been asking whether the start of production of the Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe, will lead to electric Ford vans. The Focus Electric is only one of a fleet of electrified vehicles which Ford is planning, which include...

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Renault Kangoo gets a facelift

Renault has launched the facelift for the Kangoo and it is Z.E. electrical variant. Five years after the second generation Renault Kangoo debuted in 2008, the manufacturer has launched a long-awaited face lift for its successful van series. Key changes include a new front end which features Renault's...

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Ford Transit production hits seven million

Ford Motor Company has announced production of the seven millionth Transit van. That's enough to stretch bumper to bumper from London to Sydney! The Transit is not just leading the commercial vehicle market in the UK. As Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally commented in the company's official press...

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ESP as standard for Fiat Ducato

Continuing the trend to make vans even safer, Fiat has now introduced ESP (electronic stability programme) across all models in its range of Ducato vans. ESP helps prevent vans from tipping over when cornering by using information supplied by various sensors. The ESP computer will automatically reduce...

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Ford remains leader of the pack

If you are at all uncertain about which van to opt for in your current search then you can't go wrong with a Ford. So say the 30,000 plus commercial vehicle drivers who have voted with their feet and bought a Ford van or pick-up truck so far this year. Commercial vehicle registrations are still up...

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter named Best Large Van

The dominance of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in setting quality standards worldwide has been reinforced once again after it won the Best Large Van title in the 2013 Van Fleet World Honours. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz Van Division scooped the Safety Award. Along with other candidates for the Best...

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Ford dives in to help GOSH British Gas swimathon by supplying Tourneo Custom van

Ford has teamed up with British Gas to supply it with one of its new Ford Tourneo Custom vans, where it will be used in the Swim Britain challenge to raise £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. The water-themed Ford Tourneo Custom - a long wheelbase model - is powered by...

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Ford Transit Custom voted hat-trick hero by Fleet World

Ford is celebrating a hat-trick after the new Ford Transit Custom received the Fleet World Honours for Best New Van and Best Medium Van, and took the award for Innovation. Fleet World Honours are presented by the trade magazine only to those motor manufacturers, service companies and individuals who...

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Mercedes-Benz Citan scoops ‘Most Popular Van’ title at Honestjohn.co.uk Awards

The new Mercedes-Benz Citan only made its debut in March, but the the small van has already scooped its first major award at this year's Honestjohn.co.uk awards ceremony as Most Popular Van. Honest John's website gives trustworthy advice to drivers and by replacing the traditional judging format with...

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520 Ford Transits for British Gas as it votes for the nations favourite van

Searching for the right van for your firm can be a tricky business. That's why British Gas asked its engineers which commercial vehicle they think would best meet their work needs, before buying its latest fleet. And the overwhelming response? Ford Transit . The Transit was Britain's top selling...

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Ford Transit Courier motors into forecourts next Spring

Ford is obviously expecting shoots of economic recovery by next spring after announcing another van to join the Transit family. The Ford Transit Courier , is a small car-based van which slots in beneath the Ford Transit Connect and will be available from Spring 2014, with anticipated annual sales of...

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Citroen Berlingo chosen by Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) should know a thing or two about choosing an eco-friendly van. So, Citroen has left the other manufacturers green with envy, after the EA chose Citroen Berlingo Enterprise vans to help reduce the carbon footprint of its fleet of light commercial vehicles. With the environment...

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Ford Transit Custom at this weeks Commercial Vehicle Show

As it is announced that the UK is the only EU market to show a *growth in commercial vehicle registrations, the industry is rolling out the red carpet this week, for the trade van buyers to see the latest in van technology at the Commercial Vehicle show. Amongst the manufacturers plying their ware...

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Nissan Light Commercial Vehicles gets the chequered flag from Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Vanarama was not surprised that Nissan Light Commercial vehicles, manufacturer of the NV200 and NV400, is proving its mettle once again. The company has been selected by World Championship winning Formula One team, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, to supply light commercial vehicles to the team during the...

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White van man comes of age in Nissan NV200 and NV400 van driver survey

The stereotypical, lane weaving, music booming, white van man has become a thing of the past, if the latest Nissan Van Drivers Report is to be believed. Nissan, manufacturer of the Nissan NV200 and Nissan NV400 vans, surveyed 250 drivers to discover what makes the Light Commercial Vehicle driver tick...

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Citroen motors through the recession and boosts van registrations

Citroen is proving its popularity once again, after boasting one of its highest ever shares of the light commercial vehicle market. January saw the company sell nearly 10% of all the vehicles sold in the Light Commercial Vehicle market. Amongst the vehicles which have helped Citroen to grab such a...

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Vauxhall Vivaro's eco credentials leave other vans green with envy

Vauxhall's Vivaro Ecoflex large panel van looks set to become a common choice with van buyers focused on fuel economy. This growth in popularity comes after the Vauxhall Vivaro achieved a huge 60% improvement in its official fuel economy, in the latest Fleet World magazine MPG Marathon. Those thinking...

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Hail the Nissan NV200 - New black cab set to take to London’s streets by 2014

Don't be surprised to see a Nissan NV200 if you hail a taxi in the capital next year. While the traditional black cab may have its sentimental supporters, many of the older cabs are fuel inefficient. The improved cab is already being hailed as the 'taxi of tomorrow' in New York, where it has been successfully...

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Vanarama welcomes news of extra cash injection for our roads from foreign HGVs

Vanarama knows that van and pick-up drivers are often in a hurry to get to the next job. Many of us have been in the frustrating situation where we're stuck on the motorway in our Ford Transit or Nissan Navara - feeling like a toy car, squeezed tightly between groups of imposingly huge foreign trucks,...

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'13' - to bring good fortune

While the big firms and large financial institutions are struggling to turn their big oil tankers around, the smaller, more agile speedboat-like SME's, are proving there are growth opportunities. In fact, small firms are best-placed to help the economic recovery - or so says the Federation of Small...

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