electric vans

Fleet Assist launches new EV Premier Van Centre network to cater for 4.25-tonne electric vans

 
Fleet Assist has expanded its LCV SMR capabilities by setting up a nationwide network of 900 Premier Van Centres capable of servicing and maintaining vans and chassis cabs of up to 4.25 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW). The network was set up t…

Raise your targets on adoption of electric vans or face supply issues, experts warn government

 
Market share for electric vans has doubled to figures well above the government’s proposed mandatory targets for electric van sales which come into play in 2024, prompting calls for much more ambitious targets to be set. Transport researcher New…

CitySprint brings in 600 extra couriers to tackle peak season

 
CitySprint is gearing up for Christmas by recruiting 600 couriers across the UK. The same-day distribution firm said the new recruits will join its existing fleet of more than 3,500 couriers and it is hiring across a range of vehicles, with a pa…

BAE Systems calls on Fraikin for Mercedes electric vans and charging points

 
Defence contractor BAE Systems has taken delivery of two Mercedes 3.5-tonne electric vans on contract hire from Fraikin. The vehicles are the first to be deployed at the company’s Broad Oak manufacturing plant in Portsmouth and replace diesel-po…

The charging network is insufficient, say more than a third of fleet operators

 
Firms should take advantage of the government’s Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS), to prevent low electric vehicle take up under their company car schemes or salary sacrifice. The advice comes from Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet (VWFS), after…

Hauliers want more government support to overcome barriers to net zero, report reveals

 
Less than a third of hauliers are optimistic the 2040 end-of-sale date for new diesel trucks can be met with almost two thirds wanting greater government support for the transition, according to a joint report from Bridgestone and Webfleet. The …