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About Chris Wright

Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Home shopping growth changes attitude to commercial vehicle branding

By |2021-09-21T09:49:55+01:00September 21st, 2021|Van News|

Businesses are increasingly realising that the vans from which their products are delivered are now potentially one of the most visible and effective marketing tools of the customer experience – and are investing more time, effort and resources in ensuring that the vehicle projects the right image.

Fleets provide positive feedback about EVs

By |2021-09-20T11:18:18+01:00September 20th, 2021|Van News|

Despite the enthusiasm, fleet managers and fleet drivers share many of the same concerns about switching, with charging infrastructure (and perceived lack of) remaining a key concern for both groups.  A significant 54% of fleet managers and 61% of fleet drivers’ main concern is inadequate public charging. 

Osprey Charging to invest £75 million in over 150 rapid electric vehicle charging hubs

By |2021-09-17T09:20:59+01:00September 17th, 2021|Van News|

£75 million rollout, from one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing public rapid EV charging networks, will see game-changing new charger optimisation technology deployed publicly for the first time in the UK. Kempower charging technology enables more locations than ever to host multiple rapid chargers on a single site without compromising on charging power or requiring prohibitively expensive grid connections.

New Ducato achives level 2 autonomous driving

By |2021-09-07T10:03:23+01:00September 7th, 2021|Van News|

New Ducato offers a range of technologies aimed at improving the driving experience and the inclusion of technology like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Jam Assist provides independent assistance while driving and during acceleration and braking. Subsequently, this enables the New Ducato to achieve level 2 autonomous driving.

Have you prepared for licensing legislation change?

By |2021-09-07T09:51:00+01:00September 7th, 2021|Van News|

Introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) announced a grace period that saw all driving licences due to expire between 1 February and 31 December 2020, extended by a further period of 11 months.  As a result, any driving licences that were originally due to expire in October 2020 were valid until September 2021.

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