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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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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolls off the production line

It's received glowing reviews from the pundits and been bombarded with awards from across the globe. Now, if you've been won over by the pre-production success story of the Mercedes Benz Sprinter then your dream of getting your driving gloves on it is one step closer to reality. The first new Sprinter...

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Survey shows that van leasing is the way forward

A recent survey into Company Van Trends has shown that four years is the most common replacement cycle for fleet vans*. More than half of the 176 organisations questioned (55%) said they run on a four year cycle. 27% operate their vans for five years. Meanwhile just 10% of companies said that they kept...

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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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Robots are used to improve durability testing of Ford Transit

Look carefully at the picture... Rest assured, you are not imagining things - the Ford Transit is indeed driving itself! No, this is not the latest offer from Vanarama; rather, Ford has been showing off its innovative Autonomous testing, which uses robotic control to eliminate the need for drivers...

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Mercedes Sprinter streaks ahead down under

It's not just UK pundits who are singing the praises of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter . Having bagged the Best Large Van title in the 2013 Van Fleet World honors, the Sprinter has now claimed the Delivery Magazine Van of the Year at the Motoring Matters Magazine Group Awards 2013 in Australia. If...

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Ford Transit Custom order is no speedy decision

They say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating and the new Transit Custom continues to impress. Less than a month after it received Fleet World Honours for Best New Van and Best Medium Van, and took the award for Innovation, the Ford Transit Custom has been chosen by national equipment hire...

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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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Small business owners learn more about Citroen on Discovery Channel

Inquisitive van buyers who want to unearth more details about the Nemo, Berlingo, Dispatch and Relay should tune into the Discovery Channel where Citroen's latest advertising campaign is just beginning. The campaign will see Citroën Vans sponsor over 235 hours of programming per month on the Discovery...

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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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Save up to £2600 per 60k miles with a Ford Transit Connect

Chances are you don't have much time to spend looking for your new van. But by putting the effort in upfront to make sure you are buying the right van, you could save money over the life of the vehicle. The needs of your business might change over time, so the demands placed on your van will too. ...

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Citroen Relay Stop-and-Start

Drivers hoping to draw out the miles between fuel stops can do just that, now Citroen has added the Relay van to its range of LCVs equipped with an emissions and fuel-saving stop-and-start function. Back in March Citroen announced that the Relay stop-and-start would be arriving. Now van buyers can...

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2014 Mercedes Sprinter - Mercedes-Benz streaks ahead with 2014 Sprinter

If you are a Mercedes Sprinter fan, you'll be interested to learn that Mercedes-Benz has been giving the Sprinter a nip and tuck for 2014. Although van buyers will have to wait until the Autumn to take delivery of a 2014 model, it'll be worth the wait. The 2014 Mercedes Sprinter remains a class-act...

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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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