Until now, independent real-world data on eLCV range has not been openly available leading to confusion within fleets about how electric vans would fit with their needs. The new research was carried out at Millbrook Proving Ground.
Over the years the detailed design of the VW Multivan's table has became increasingly innovative: now it is flexible than ever. From now on it's a multi-function system, which can also be used as a centre console – not just in the front, but on any seating row.
By 2024, both van and fleet respondents expect around four out of 10 vehicles on their fleet to be fully BEV. This underlines the extent to which fleets are not just accepting, but very much embracing an electric future.
Herd Connect offers a comprehensive package including fleet management, consultancy, compliance, servicing and maintenance, and a customer dashboard that offers visibility over the status of fleets. It is designed to reduce the burden of in-house fleet administration whilst providing increased fleet management, ensuring vehicles are health and safety compliant.
eLearning course covers all aspects of the daily van driving journey; from judging fitness to drive before setting off, daily walkaround checks, defect reporting, and safe vehicle loading, through to route planning, and of course, safe and efficient driving techniques while on the road.
With businesses already under pressure to keep their fleets optimised and to carefully control costs, tyres are one area that can be a huge headache for fleet managers - not only in terms of the safety of company car and van drivers, but also to the associated costs of vehicle downtime due to tyre damage.
During the furlough period, many businesses temporarily paused their routine licence checks for absent team members. It’s important to be aware of any driving convictions incurred, affecting their licence, before staff return. Failure to check could result in devastating consequences for a business.
New MY AMI Cargo is designed for last-mile delivery service providers and other business users operating in urban areas, where speed limits are often restricted and space is always at a premium.
Growth was primarily driven by a sustained increase in larger van acquisition, with vans weighing more than 2.5-3.5 tonnes accounting for 20,037 registrations. So far in 2021, heavy van registrations have almost doubled compared to the same period in 2020, up to 84,374 compared with 42,749 recorded in the first four months of last year. As a result, SMMT’s latest outlook for the sector forecasts that around 369,000 vans will be registered in 2021.
Sale conversion rates for LCVs improved during March, rising to nearly 80% and with younger, higher grade examples generally selling the first time they are offered. Buyers are willing to pay a premium for vehicles that are ready to go back to work without the need for bodywork or mechanical repairs.
Prototype vehicles taking part in the trial include E-Transit van and chassis cab variants with conversions including refrigerated bodies, box vans, dropsides and interior racking. European E-Transit customers will be offered a generous choice of body, length, roof height and Gross Vehicle Mass options from launch, giving 25 possible variants to suit a wide range of businesses.
Responding to continued high demand, largely due to increased activity in the logistics, construction and building maintenance sectors, Europcar Vans and Trucks has been working closely with its manufacturer partners to bring brand new models onto its fleet.
Some manufacturers have already sent out messages to fleets listing which models are likely to be in reduced supply and, for some operators, there are very clearly going to be potential problems with getting hold of the vehicles they need.”
Stockviewer, which was launched last summer, provides a single, web-based technology platform to upload, manage and ultimately sell large numbers of stock and campaign vehicles, and is aimed at an audience of leasing companies, leasing brokers, dealers and vehicle manufacturers.