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Volkswagen Group announce partnership with tech-giant Aurora

Volkswagen Group

The Volkswagen Group has announced a strategic partnership with Silicon-Valley tech-giant Aurora to bring self-driving electric vehicles to cities as Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) fleets. Prior to the announcement at CES, the Volkswagen Group had defined its goal of becoming a global leader in autonomous driving with its dedicated self-driving system (SDS) in its future programme Together – Strategy 2025. Over the ... Read More »

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

LCV

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 »

Volkswagen deliver e-Crafter to first customers for testing

e-Crafter

The first fleet of fully electric e-Crafter vans has been delivered to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles major customers across the globe. The e-Crafter is set to be tested until mid-2018 by large fleets in Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. The e-Crafter is to be used in a range of different environments by companies who provide package delivery services, energy ... 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 »

Manufacturers announce LCV scrappage schemes for pre Euro-5 vehicles

Scrappage Schemes

Scrappage schemes are popping up a lot recently from all manufacturers but Ford are the first to do so for their LCV models, shortly followed by the likes of Volkswagen, Renault, Fiat, Peugeot-Citroen & Toyota. With some variations between the different manufacturer scrappage schemes available, there are also many similarities too, such as; In almost every instance the vehicle which you’re ... Read More »