Archive for October, 2011

Nissan Show New Electric Nissan Cabstar in Tokyo

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Nissan Cabstar ElectricNissan is adapting the technology the company uses in their LEAF passenger car to be used in the next generation of commercial vehicles. These vehicles are on show at the 2011 Tokyo Truck show, despite the fact that work only started on the electric vans in July this year.

Nissan is showing the e-NT400 Cabstar Concept and the Cabstar Refrigerated van.

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Clean, ‘green’ flower power from Mitsubishi Fuso Canter

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter for sale Operating at the same gross vehicle weight as a typical Ford Transit – 3,500kg (3.5 tonner), The Mitsubishi Canter resembles more closely a truck than a van. This bodes well for durability, but also for green credentials. Windowflowers has taken delivery of more of the flexible tipper 3.5-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Canters.

Windowflowers is the UK’s largest independent supplier of floral and horticultural services to the commercial sector. It grows 1.2 million plants a year at its 34-acre nursery in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, and relies on its eight Mitsubishi Canters to perform a variety of roles.

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Mercedes Sprinters Receive New Standard Safety Features

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

A seat belt warning system and secure engine start, are to become standard specification on all Sprinter models straight way. Mercedes-Benz claim to beahead of the packa s far as safety features are concerned, so they have intoriduced a warning light and buzzer, which are triggered if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened at the start of, or during, a journey. In addition, the engine will now only start if the the driver has their foot pressed down on the clutch pedal.

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New 2012 Model Ford Ranger | Specification | Dimensions |

Friday, October 28th, 2011

New Ford Ranger 2012 Mdel - out November 2011The Ford Ranger is out in the UK from November 2011. The full specifications are detailed below for anyone needing the chapter and verse. Enjoy!

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Prices Announced for New Ford Ranger

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Ford Ranger new model yearThe brand new Ford Ranger has just had its prices announced before it goes on sale in November with prices from £15,515 (on-the-road, excluding VAT).

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France Orders Thousands of Renault Kangoo Electric Vans

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Renault Kangoo ZE Electric -VanIn a move tha thas put the UK’s green effort to shame, Renault has received orders for a total of 15,637 Kangoo Van Z.E. (electric vans) from the 19 companies taking part in the call for bids, including 10,000 for La Poste, 1,500 for ERDF, 1,200 for UGAP, 510 for Veolia Environnement, 450 for GDF-Suez and 330 for Spie.

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New Vauxhall Combo 2012 Model | Euro 5 | Fiat Doblo Badge-Engineered | Combo Sportive Available |

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Vauxhall Combo Euro 5Vauxhall have released the details of their new 2012 model year Euro 5 Vauxhall Combo. If you think it looks a lot like the Fiat Doblo in terms of visual appearance and specification, that’s because behind the Vauxhall badge sits a Fiat Doblo.

The vauxhall Combo Available in two wheelbases, two heights, two gross vehicle weights (2,000kg and 2,300kg) two trim levels and with four engine choices, Combo boasts the highest payload (up to 1,000kg with driver), large load volume (up to 4.2m3), highest rear axle capacity (1,450kg) and longest wheelbase in its sector.

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FIAT DUCATO EURO 5 | 2012 MODEL | LAUNCH OCT 2011 | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW | AND THINGS YOU DON’T

Monday, October 17th, 2011

NEW Fiat Ducato Euro 5 2012 ModelAfter three decades and five generations, the new Euro 5 Fiat Ducato goes on sale in October 2011.

With an extended range of completely new engines, the latest Ducato is cheaper to run than the model it replaces. A new interior gives it a much more car-like cockpit while retaining the Ducato’s trademark functionality. And with more versions than ever before, Fiat is offering the commercial vehicle buyer huge variety.

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Citroen Vans Win Green Gong

Friday, October 14th, 2011

For a third year, third year, Citroën has won the GreenFleet LCV Manufacturer of the Year award.

Scott Michael, Citroën’s Commercial Vehicle Operations Manager, commented: “We are delighted that Citroën has gained the GreenFleet LCV Manufacturer of the Year award. This accolade recognises Citroën’s continuous focus to minimise the environmental impact and improve the efficiency of its LCV line-up.”

“Now with the full range of Citroën Euro 5 LCVs coming on stream we will be raising the stakes again in the delivery of fuel efficient, ultra-low emission vehicles,” Scott Michael continued.

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Buy your Van Racks online

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Vansupplies.com - design and buy racking onlineIf you have no time to spend during the day considering the layout and design in the back of your van, online racking provider, www.vansupplies.com think that they have the answer.

The company has launched a new online kit converter whereby you can design your own van racking inside your vehicle. This is a completely new feature that has never been done before for an ecommerce site. Tradesman are able to design their ideal van racking to fit into their own vehicles online within seconds. The configurator will show a wide range of internal racking options, along with and scaled image of their vehicle with dimensions, weights and pricing.

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