After the revelation in this very Van Compare news section that the UK’s van drivers rank Rihanna’s ‘Only Girl in the World’ as one of their top five songs to drive to, we bring you further eye opening exposés. Where will the evolution of the UK’s stereotypical van insurance customer stop? Soon there’ll be a vase of freshly cut flowers on the dashboard of every Ford Transit.
Van insurance customers keen to reduce the cost of running their vans and contribute to a greener future have received some welcome news, as the vans which meet the government’s Plug-In Grant criteria have been named.
The latest data released about the state of the van insurance market shows that sales of light commercial vans slumped towards the end of last year as the Christmas period stunted demand. This led to a decrease in the value of Light Commercial Vehicles, and for those willing to part with their cash before the commencement of 2012 there were some excellent deals to be had.
The new breed of Citroen Berlingo vans have been developed with ‘Stop and Start’ technology, enabling van insurance customers to comply with Transport for London’s latest methods of improving the air quality in the capital, without having to switch off their engines manually.
A new plug-in van grant has been announced by the government which will save van insurance customers £3,400 on the cost of a new Renault Kangoo ZE.
Nissan have offered a first glimpse of their concept electric van to motor enthusiasts attending the recent Detroit Motor Show. The energy efficient vehicle, which was previewed as a “near future production model” offers van insurance customers a window into the commercial vehicle market over the next few years as technologies improve. The concept vehicle, based on the current NV200, is expected to hit showrooms across the UK in the near future.
Over the period of four years, Mercedes Benz has been carrying out extensive tests into one hundred electric versions of the Vito commercial vehicle. We anticipate van insurance customers will be interested to hear how these tests are progressing, as the electric vehicle could well change the face of motoring.
The January blues is a well known phenomenon throughout the UK. The Christmas holidays are a mere memory, finances are tight and the unrelenting slog through the winter months begins in earnest. But wait, do not despair, at least the van insurance customers of the UK can cheer themselves up by singing along to their stereos! However, recent research raises the question, should UK van insurance customers actually be allowed stereos at all? You can decide for yourself - here are the top tunes enjoyed by van insurance customers...
Driving in storms greatly increases your chance of being involved in an accident and having to make a subsequent van insurance claim. Whether it’s due to inexperienced driving on your behalf, the careless actions of anther, or simply a freak event over which you have no control, by taking heed of these tips, we hope your journey will be a safe one.