UK registrations of light commercial vehicles are down for the seventh month in a row, when looking at year-on-year numbers. Only 18,722 new units were registered, marking a 20.7% fall compared to this time last year.
According to the SMMT’s latest figures, UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew 64.4% in June, with a total of 9,549 commercial vehicles produced at British factories.
In 2021, the UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its lowest level since records began.
The plan includes an update on the seven major projects completed by National Highways over the past year, five of which were completed well ahead of schedule.
Volkswagen have finally revealed the second generation of their pickup truck, the Volkswagen Amarok. The first generation sold over 830,000 units worldwide and was highly regarded by customers. With this latest release, VW are looking to improve in all aspects.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released the latest figures today, which show that a total of 144,384 vans (3.5t and below) were registered so far in 2022.
While air conditioning is not always a deal breaker, we find that it absolutely helps when you’re behind the wheel for long spells. Opening the window is fine, of course, but it does let the sounds of the traffic in which can be distracting.
Today we’re going to have a look at some of the great van lease deals we have in stock.
Light commercial vehicle registrations are down 25.1% compared to last year. The total van registrations up to 3.5 tons for May were only 22,000 compared to 29,354 for May 2021.
There are nearly 5 million vans on Britain’s roads, according to a report published by the SMMT recently.
Maxus launched the T90EV pickup truck at the 2022 CV Show and has really set the bar for other pickup companies to follow.
We all love to get the best value for our money, especially when it comes to our businesses. Getting a van for your business is no exception.
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.
Whether you are stuck in traffic or cruising along deserted motorways, it is always crucial to make sure you’re keeping yourself within the laws of van driving.
The BVRLA have released their Broker Survey report for the latter half of 2021. In it, the report states that the LCV broker fleet grew 3% year on year in 2021.
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.
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.
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?
The UK government has released their roadmap to phase out the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles as they move towards their net zero target.
The UK Government plans to build over 300,000 electric vehicle chargers by 2030. This is around 10 times more than the amount of public EV chargers that currently exist.
The world of work has embraced more flexible schedules and routines. If your job requires you to hit the roads all day, why not make the most of flexible driving opportunities too?
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.
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 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.
With so many makes and models of vans available on the market, it can be difficult to know which van fits your business needs the best.
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.
Greater Manchester’s new Clean Air Zone was due to launch in spring, but due to several factors this will not be happening.
Instead, the project launch has been put on hold.
A new system is in development through a partnership between Ford and ADT. The new system, named Canopy, is designed to add security to cars and commercial vehicles.
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.
Ford have revealed the next generation of the famous Ranger and, while it’s more of an evolution than a revolution, the new pickup truck definitely looks the part.
Starting May 2022, vehicles between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes will need an International Operator’s Licence to cross international borders.
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.
Despite the continuing parts shortages and coronavirus restrictions, the SMMT recorded a 21.4% increase in all LCV Registrations under 3.5T compared to the previous year.
The government announced today that they are changing the plug-in grant scheme for new electric vehicles.
Both cars and vans will be affected, with the grant being reduced across the board.
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 UK is supercharging its electric vehicle charging network, starting next year, with new legislation around EV charge points.
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.
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.
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.
A £15 million funding package has been announced by the Government to improve traffic signals and reduce congestion across England.
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.
According to the latest sales and registrations figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today, Vauxhall leads the pack as the UK’s best-selling electric light commercial vehicle manufacturer.
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.
How important is a van to a tradesman or delivery driver? More important than you might think…
It’s getting hotter out there, and spending the day driving under the sun is not always comfortable. Your next van lease should have a good air con system.
This new BVRLA plan sets out some of the challenges commercial vehicle owners will face as they seek to meet zero emissions targets.
Van Ninja have some Ford Transit Customs in stock. Not many, but enough to help you out.
These vans are the high-spec Ford Transit Custom Limited model, with a lot of additional features included.
The BVRLA have released an online guide for fleets and drivers to provide information on the Clean Air Zones that are cropping up around the country.
Vauxhall have revealed the first images and details of the new Movano-e.
The latest version of the Movano is Vauxhall’s first large van that is fully electric with zero emissions.
Van Ninja have become an official sponsor of the Redcar Bears speedway racing team.
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.
The figures are in from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and they are very promising for van manufacturers, sales and leasing companies.
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.
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.
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.
In this article, we’re going to have a look at some of the more popular medium vans and examine their load space and weight capabilities, to see which brands come out on top.
As electric technology advances, more and more manufacturers are producing their take on the electric van. Many of these are based on their diesel counterparts and look very similar to the previous models.
According to sales and registrations figures from the SMMT, the Vauxhall Combo is the best-selling small commercial vehicle of 2021 to date.
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.
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.
Vauxhall are continuing their move to zero carbon emissions with the introduction of the Vauxhall Combo-e Cargo.
This fully electric small van follows the Vivaro-e as Vauxhall expand on their electric range.
While the large proportion of LCV users find that a standard panel van meets their requirements, there is a significant number that require something different.
Just how many Ford Transit variants are there? Let’s have a look at the full range and see which Ford Transit might suit your business.
Looking for a double cab van lease for your team? Look no further. Van Ninja have road tested a range of 5 and 6 seater vans to find the best crew vans on the market.
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.
Good news for van drivers across the UK as £500 million has been allocated to local authorities for highway maintenance.
According to the Department for Transport, an average pothole costs £50 to fill and repair…
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.
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.
A chassis cab vehicle is exactly what it sounds like. It provides only the chassis and the cab, leaving the rear area empty and ready for modification.
When our customers look to lease a large van, capacity is the primary concern. To that end, we’ve put together a comparison of some of our largest vans and what their unique strengths are.
The latest model, the Mercedes Sprinter Progressive, is now available to order at Van Ninja. This large van lease is an excellent choice for drivers that need a lot of space but don’t want to sacrifice comfort or technology in the process.
A new app has been released by Ford for drivers of Ford vans and commercial vehicles. The goal of FordPass Pro is to make drivers’ lives easier by connecting your phone to your van so you can operate some systems remotely
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.
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.
Driving a fully loaded 3.5 ton van is significantly different to driving a car or motorcycle. The additional weight increases stopping distance and you’ll take longer to accelerate.
At the end of a contract hire agreement, your van will need to be returned to the finance company. There are a few steps which you will need to be aware of as you approach the end of your van lease.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Van drivers can spend a lot of time behind the wheel. Courier and delivery drivers especially can be affected by long hours driving the UK’s roads. If you’re leasing a van for the first time…
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
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.
Times are certainly strange. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and the landscape is changing for both the leasing and the sales markets.
At the end of a contract hire deal, your van will need to be returned to the finance company.
When you return the vehicle, it must meet an acceptable standard of wear and tear…
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…
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…
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.
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…