Tag Archives: Ford

Updated: Ford announce Chariot ride-sharing service to hit London streets

Chariot commuter service

Ford Motor Company confirm plans that their ride-sharing service, “Chariot”, will be heading to the streets of London once their application has been accepted. The ride-sharing service start-up was bought by Ford in September 2016 for an estimated £50m, with versions of the service already operating in 4 US cities including Austin, Seattle, New York and San Francisco who’s services ... Read More »

Ford Tourneo revision on show at Brussels Motor Show

Ford Tourneo

Ford has unveiled its revised line-up of Tourneo people movers at the Brussels Motor Show, with two versatile and spacious new models offering enhanced style, sophisticated interior technologies and advanced powertrains to European customers. The range-topping eight/nine-seat Tourneo Custom has a bold new front-end design with five-bar chrome grille, and offers an all-new interior that features rear seating with six individual ... Read More »

New LCV market falls for first time in five years, says SMMT


According to figures recently released by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders(SMMT), the new Light Commercial Vehicle(LCV) market witnessed a decline in 2017 with a 3.6% fall over 2016. The figures showed that although there was a decline of 3.6%, that 362,149 new vans and pick-ups were registered highlighting the fact it was still an excellent year for LCV manufacturers. ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz & Fiat lead way for fleet satisfaction according to ‘UK Fleet Van Market Report’

UK Fleet Van Market Report

According to a major survey of van fleet operators, customer satisfaction has clear leaders in Mercedes-Benz and Fiat, as they average the best score from multiple different assessments as part of the UK Fleet Van Market Report. The UK has 396,000 businesses operating light commercial vehicles, with a combined fleet of 2,302,000 vans. Only 3% of companies operate more than 25 LCVs, ... Read More »

Consortium explore autonomous vehicles ride-sharing service

autonomous vehicles

A collection of different companies including one of the UK’s biggest fleets are developing a business model for the mass-market introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) by 2025. Luxury taxi giant, Addison Lee, estimates up to a third of London car journeys could be replaced by autonomous vehicles by 2025. This would account for 2.5 million passenger trips a day, equivalent to ... Read More »