Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Demand for new vans and pick-ups grows 9.6% in November

05 December 2018 New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations increase by almost 10% in November. Demand for large vans weighing 2.5-3.5t and pick-ups drive growth. Year-to-date market on par with last year, down -0.7%, with 331,776 vehicles registered. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) […]

Volkswagen unveils new e-mobility last mile concept

05 December 2018 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveiled a new cargo bike alongside the I.D. BUZZ CARGO all-electric delivery van at last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show in the USA. The retro-styled electric van was first seen as a styling study at the IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show in September, but at LA VW took the […]

World’s largest biogas bus fleet enters service in Nottingham

05 December 2018 The world’s largest fleet of biogas-powered buses has just gone into service in Nottingham. A total of 53 double-deck buses using Scania chassis and ADL bodies have gone into service around the city, each with an 84-seater capacity. Each bus has a minimum range of 250 miles on a single fill, and […]

Feature: Using big data to enhance van safety

05 December 2018 From autonomous emergency braking to overload indicators, recent developments in the van industry have seen light commercial vehicles become increasingly safer. Now, big data is set to play a critical role in making the roads safer for all. For the past 12 months, Ford has been tracking fleets of vans in London, […]

New senior appointment at Renault Trucks

05 December 2018 Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has appointed James Charnock to the role of Commercial Trucks and Services Director, reporting directly to Managing Director, Carlos Rodrigues. In his new role, James is responsible for driving growth across the company’s product portfolio of new trucks, LCVs and transport services. James previously held the role […]

Fleet Hero awards for Bibby Distribution

05 December 2018 Logistics provider Bibby has won Freight Hero and Ecodriving Hero awards from the Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Heroes awards, in partnership with the Department of Transport. Awarding the Freight Hero accolade, sponsored by Highways England, judges commended Bibby Distribution’s investment in lower-emission vehicles, which has seen particle emissions reduced by two thirds […]

Transaid 20th anniversary gets off to a right Royal start

05 December 2018 The Patron of the international development organisation Transaid, HRH The Princess Royal, kicked off celebrations for the charity’s 20th anniversary at a special showcase event in London, attended by more than 150 industry supporters, partners and development organisations. The event, held in late November, highlighted Transaid’s achievements in sub-Saharan Africa, which have […]

SM UK Conversion Centre opens in Leeds

05 December 2018 A company that designs and installs high-tech road safety CCTV and security systems for commercial fleets has invested £2m in a new facility in Leeds. SM UK’s new 10,000 sq ft specialist vehicle conversion centre , staffed by the firm’s team of engineers, provides bespoke fit-out and conversion services for customers ranging […]

‘No deal’ Brexit catastrophic blow to British auto industry, warn businesses in new survey

27 November 2018 Three quarters of UK automotive firms warn of ‘no-deal’ Brexit catastrophe, finds new industry survey.1 Half already hit by uncertainty, with one in five having lost business and a third cancelling or postponing UK investment decisions. Impact on profitability, ability to win overseas business, investment in UK operations and workforce cuts cited […]

UK CV manufacturing up in October as demand grows home and abroad

29 November 2018 CV production in the UK rises 31.0% in October, to 9,066 units. Demand from both export and home markets grows, 7.7% and 61.9% respectively. Year-to-date performance broadly stable, up 2.5% on the same period last year. British commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing grew 31.0% in October, with 9,066 vans, trucks, buses and coaches […]