The all new Mercedes Sprinter is expected to set the pace in its class in terms of fuel efficiency, emissions and safety when it goes on sale in June.
Despite the health warnings, smoking in the UK is still widespread, with millions of drivers enjoying a puff as they go about their business on the roads of the UK. Smoking is already against the law in the workplace, and for thousands of drivers this extends to the van they are driving — but for many, it still doesn’t stop them.
Sister brands Peugeot and Citroen have unveiled the latest all-electric versions of their small vans at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.
To ensure deliveries are kept at their freshest, the Sprinter has been equipped with a dual temperature GAH van refrigeration unit, which can carry up to 105 totes, representing an industry leading capacity which was created by removing the vehicle’s wheel arch intrusion, making space for one extra tote.
The VW Campervan is a British icon. It’s rare indeed that we travel on the UK’s motorways without passing one of these iconic relics spluttering its way up the inside lane of the motorway, complete with merry travellers in tow.
Despite the economic gloom, the recent budget has brought with it at least some good news, as Chancellor George Osborne scraps the planned 3p-a-litre rise in the cost of fuel duty.
The fledgling shoots of growth in the commercial vehicle sector which initially sprouted in January have continued into February, with the market increasing by 11.8 per cent, following January’s growth figures of 11.9 per cent.
A disconsolate Mike Benson has taken his complaint to the very top, after writing to the head of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, about his inability to find a modest loan to buy a new Ford Transit for his business.
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has found itself firmly in the driving seat, having imposed fines totalling £2.6million on Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers, after the German giant admitted breaking competition law.