Focus On : Vans and LCVs


As operators cut costs, many are looking to light commercial vehicles as a way forward – with medium van chassis, smaller chassis cabs, as well as car derived and integral light vans all seeing increased uptake. (image: Mitsubishi)

So with panel vans and specialist van conversions alike now part of transport managers’ drive for efficiency, the focus is on OEMs, body builders and van conversion companies to deliver more flexible, yet purpose-built and high performing LCVs.

But it’s not just about higher-capacity, ultra-efficient, modular LCVs. Light vans and medium vans are also being challenged to meet increasingly stringent emissions limits and to improve on fuel economy. Further, owner-drivers are demanding more and better equipment – from air conditioning to satnav units and automatic transmissions.

As fleet managers and engineers contend with the changes, Transport Engineer’s online focus on vans and LCVs will keep you informed.


UK-first Daily EV conversion

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Ford's 'smart mirror' for vans

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Ford's CV uptime service

Rolling out across the UK this year is FORDLiive, a new connected uptime ...
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Chiller box added to eSprinter

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BID takes vans from Ciceley

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Commercial Vehicle Show

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Ride-hailing minibus services

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Full-electric panel van review

While the major van brands ready the deployment of electric models, some ...
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SAIC Maxus profile

Having launched new diesel and electric vans in the UK in 2020, with a ...
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Linked lanes

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