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Ford Reveals New Electric Transit Custom for 2024

This next electric van in Ford’s stable follows on from the larger Ford E-Transit that began production in March this year, and is the first of four new all-electric commercial vehicles that Ford Pro is planning to introduce by 2024.

The New Fiat Scudo is Here

The Fiat Scudo has all the features you’d expect from this family of medium vans. Manual air conditioning, daytime running lights, and a loadthrough bulkhead are standard.

April’s Top Lease Deals

Today, we’re going to showcase some of the vans we do have in stock. Currently, our stock is changing by the week, so we can’t guarantee these vehicles will remain available. For the present, the vans listed below are our best offers.

Best Vans for Occupations

All jobs are different, but there is no denying that they all share an array of challenges and demands. So which van would help you overcome those challenges best?

LCV Registrations are Down in February

LCV registrations for February are down 6% over the previous year, according to data from SMMT. 16,165 LCVs were registered in February 2022 compared to 17,205 in February 2021. The year-to-date numbers show a greater drop overall, from 41,234 in 2021 to 33,731 in 2022.

VW Reveal the ID Buzz

While many van manufacturers are converting their existing models to electric, some are designing brand new models to make the most out of a fully electric-powered vehicle.
Volkswagen are doing both, and this week they unveiled the ID Buzz Cargo.

Euro NCAP Van Safety Ratings Announced

Euro NCAP have recently revealed the results of their 2022 van safety tests, and they are showing steady improvement. The ratings are based around testing each van model’s crash avoidance system, both in fitment and performance.

UK Automotive Industry Calls for EV Chargepoint Mandate

The UK automotive industry has published a new plan to lay out their ideas for improving the electric vehicle charging network.
The seven-point plan is designed to encourage collaboration between the industry and the government, and includes infrastructure targets and calls for investment.

UK CV Manufacturing Up 11.3%

UK factories produced 73,600 commercial vehicles in 2021, up 11.3% from the previous year. The number includes vans, trucks, buses, coaches, and taxis, though most of the increase came from vans and home delivery vehicles.

Highway Code Changes for 2022

These changes are designed to clarify some rules around overtaking, and around cyclists and pedestrians, and it’s worth reading up on them to make sure your knowledge is up to date.

December’s Top Van Lease Deals

Our Fleet Team continue to outdo themselves, as we find new stock for our customers despite the ongoing shortages. Have a look at what our recommendations are this month.

The Best Vans on a Budget

This month we’re looking at the best options for a van lease on a budget. With the current state of the world, new vans are rare, and tradespeople are looking for the best deals they can find.

Overnight Tool Theft on the Rise

A recent study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles found that 57% of tradespeople regularly leave tools and equipment in their vans overnight and are at risk of tool theft.

Citroen e-Relay on Sale Now

The brand new Citroen e-Relay has launched in the UK, and can be seen in showrooms now. First deliveries are expected in September, to time with the new 71 registration plate change.

Choosing Your Next Van Lease

With such a wide range of vans coming from many different manufacturers, choosing your next van lease can turn out a little more complicated that you might expect.

The Benefits of Leasing a Large Van

Having a van at your disposal is always a benefit to a small business. Whether for deliveries, collections, transporting tools or equipment, it makes sense to have a van on hand.

Vauxhall Reveals the Vivaro-e Hydrogen

Vauxhall unveiled their newest zero-emissions van this week, releasing some specifications for the Vauxhall Vivaro-e Hydrogen.
The new model uses the same basic design as the Vivaro-e, but switches out the fuel system to hydrogen.

Ford Announce UK Trials for All-Electric E-Transit Van

The first trials of the Ford E-Transit will soon be underway in the UK and Europe.
The E-Transit is the all-electric version of Ford’s best selling large van, and Ford have assigned prototype vehicles to a range of businesses in UK, Germany and Norway.

Semiconductor Shortage Continues

Early 2021 has proven to be a perfect storm for semiconductor production. During 2020, many factories were shut or working to reduced numbers due to the pandemic. When economies began to reopen in 2021, there was greater demand than expected, which put a strain on manufacturers.

New Vauxhalls in Stock Now

Great News. Van Ninja have sourced a stock of brand new small, medium, and large vans available for lease right now.

If you apply for a new van through another leasing company, you are very likely to be looking at a factory order, which currently has a 10-month lead time.

Ford Releases a Smart Mirror System to Aid Van Drivers

The Smart Mirror is a solution to the issues van drivers have with blind spots. As vans don’t have rear windows, they do not have rear mirrors inside the cab. This reduces situational awareness and requires drivers to take extra care when manoeuvring.

What is Chapter 8 and Why Do You Need It?

Chapter 8 regulations are designed to ensure both workers and the public are not put at risk during road work operations. This means the signage must be visible for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders.

Is it the Right Time to Go Electric?

We are on the threshold of a potentially huge change in the van leasing market. Infrastructure is developing constantly, and prices are becoming more competitive, and we think it could be time for electric vans to take a big step into the limelight.

February’s Top Van Lease Deals

We’ve put together some great deals for you this month. Whether you need a small van lease or a large 3.5 ton van lease, we’ve got you covered.
Things are even better for this month. Any new van ordered at Van Ninja will be delivered in March, and so have the brand new 21 registration plate.

Top 5 Small Van Lease Options

We find a lot of customers need a van, but don’t realise that they don’t have to spend big on a large van lease. Sometimes a small van will do the job just as well. Small vans are cheaper to lease and to maintain, and have better fuel economy, so in many cases they are the better option.

5 Reasons to Change Your Old Van

We get it. You like your old van. It’s familiar, comfortable. You’ve had it for years, and even though it’s a little slow and a little loud, it gets the job done. How old is it? 6 years? 8 years old? A good van can last a long time and run up a lot of miles before it reaches the end of its life.

Driving in the Snow – Some Tips

Winter is here, and we are already experiencing freezing temperatures across parts of the UK. It won’t be long before we see the first snow begin to fall. Snow provides a different challenge to drivers, especially van drivers.

Coming in December – The New VW Caddy

Volkswagen announced their fifth-generation Caddy back in February, and this version of the popular small van does not disappoint. This latest iteration of the Caddy goes on sale in December…

November’s Top Van Lease Deals

Choosing a new van is a big decision, as you’ll be driving it for a few years. Your new van must be able to carry out all the tasks your business requires of it. At the same time, everyone has a budget.

Safe Loading Practices

Vans and other light commercial vehicles can carry large loads, with up to 1.5 tons fitting in the back of large vans such as Transits, Boxers and Movanos. That much weight, if not secured properly, can cause your van to wobble when cornering…

Driver Hours – What You Need to Know

In the past, van drivers had no limit on the number of hours they could drive in a day. This led to driver exhaustion, which in turn led to errors and accidents. To combat this, the EU established legislation…

Signwriting Your Lease Van

Leasing a van is a big investment for your company. For many businesses, the van is one of the most important pieces of equipment as it carries tools, workmates, parts and other equipment to the…

Our Guide to Van Insurance Groups

When you lease a van, you need to arrange insurance yourself. You should budget for this when you are looking to lease, as different vans belong to different insurance groups

Driving Your Van In The Rain

Autumn is here, and as usual it will bring heavier rain, stronger winds, and generally more adverse driving conditions. Weather warnings are in force across some parts of the UK and we can expect to be dealing with further storms in the coming months.

Leasing Your First Van – Some Handy Tips

If you’ve never driven a van before, it may feel a little different to your usual car. There is a lot to keep in mind when you lease a van for the first time. Don’t worry, it’s not as complex as it looks…

Our Guide to Comparing Lease Deals

Leasing a van for your business is a big financial commitment, and as such is a big decision to make.

There are many factors that need to be considered when leasing a van…

The best vans for tradespeople

A trusty van is a key piece for your tool kit whatever your trade. Plumbers, builders, joiners or electricians, whatever your trade there’s a range of vehicles on the market to suit your needs.

What to look for when leasing your van

If you’re a commercial van user there’s a wealth of options when it comes to a leasing a vehicle. Which vehicle should I choose for my business? The answer, of course, depends on your personal…