Iveco eDaily Electrifies Driveaway Ready-Built Programme
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by Phil Huff
1d ago
Iveco has extended its Driveaway programme to include the all-electric eDaily. The programme provides ‘ready-built’ specialist vehicles and now includes models built around the two-battery version of the eDaily. These vehicles are available now for immediate delivery from all Iveco dealerships at a ‘single invoice’ price and come complete with a 2XL Planned Maintenance Package, which helps keep ownership costs predictable for operators. Each vehicle features a three-year body warranty for ultimate peace of mind. Iveco eDaily Dropside The Iveco eDaily, with a durable alloy Dropside body, provid ..read more
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First Drive: Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Pickup Review
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by Professional Pickup Editorial
6d ago
The new Quartermaster pickup truck is the latest addition to the rugged Ineos Grenadier 4×4 line-up, joining the Station Wagon, Utility Wagon, and Commercial models. It is the first pickup variant to emerge from Ineos and has been designed as a functional and highly capable off-roader from the ground up. The front-end design is identical to the rest of the Grenadier range up to the B-pillar, with a 305mm longer wheelbase to accommodate the truck bed and extend the vehicle to 5,440mm long. It also shares the same straight-six BMW-sourced petrol and diesel engines, and is underpinned by the same ..read more
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Going Underground: Ineos Grenadier in Potash Mine Test
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by Phil Huff
6d ago
An Ineos Grenadier is undergoing a demanding trial 1,300 metres underground at the K+S potash plant in Zielitz, Germany. The mine’s salt-rich environment places significant demands on any vehicle operating within it, making it perfect for testing the Grenadier’s durability and capabilities. The K+S plant spans over 23 square miles and extracts around 45,000 tons of raw salt each day. Despite needing to withstand these conditions, the Grenadier has been left with its standard corrosion protection, with the chassis receiving complete electrocoating, wax sealing in the cavities, and powder coatin ..read more
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Two-Thirds of UK Van Drivers Ready to Plug Into Electric Savings
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by Phil Huff
2w ago
Most UK van drivers now accept that electric vans are cheaper to run than their petrol or diesel-powered rivals. More than two-thirds of LCV drivers quizzed in a study by Volkswagen Commercial Services also say that EVs would suit their business needs and day-to-day work. Almost one-third (29%) of respondents said that the ULEZ expansion in London is the driving force behind a change to electric power. The survey also demonstrated that there’s growing acknowledgement of the benefits of making the switch to electric, while some barriers to adoption persist. Almost three-quarters of van drivers ..read more
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Citroen Berlingo Stays Ahead of the Pack as UK’s Top Small Van of the Decade
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by Phil Huff
3w ago
The Citroen Berlingo Van remains the top-selling small van in the UK, according to the latest registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The Berlingo leads the UK’s small van market year-to-date, with 4,870 units sold in 2024. Its popularity among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has kept it at the top of the UK small van sales charts since 2020, with 50,043 registrations. This surpasses the Ford Transit Connect, with 46,317 sales, while the Berlingo’s sister van from Peugeot, the Partner, is in third place with 43,036 sales. The new Berlingo Van is part ..read more
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Ineos Launches VAT Qualifying Grenadier Commercial at £52,000
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by Phil Huff
3w ago
The Ineos Grenadier is a capable off-road vehicle, but commercial users have been frustrated at paying VAT on the Utility Wagon version. The manufacturer has resolved that problem, launching the Grenadier Commercial, a customised version of the 4×4 that qualifies owners to reclaim VAT and receive lower benefit-in-kind tax rates. Replacing the existing two-seat Utility Wagon, the Grenadier Commercial features several changes to ensure it qualifies as a commercial vehicle. The rear windows have been replaced with aluminium panels — perfect for sign writing — while the rear passenger door windows ..read more
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Jewson Builds Fleet With 178 Iveco Daily Vans
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by Phil Huff
3w ago
Jewson has added 178 Iveco Daily 3.5-tonne dropsides to its fleet to support its network of 250 tool hire branches nationwide. The building merchant’s fleet expansion includes Daily chassis cabs with a 3,450mm wheelbase and larger 3,750mm models designed to accommodate longer loads. Joining Jewson’s existing fleet of 1,600 commercial vehicles, the Daily’s robust truck-based chassis supports a significant payload capacity, enhancing the vehicle’s ability to transport heavy equipment efficiently. The model also offers a 3.5-tonne towing capacity, suitable for hauling generators and other large m ..read more
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Innovation Automotive to Launch ‘Next Level’ DFSK and Skywell Electric Vans
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by Phil Huff
1M ago
Innovation Automotive, the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle company, is reinventing itself ahead of introducing three new electric vans. After introducing the compact DFSK EC35 van to the UK in 2021, Innovation Automotive will replace it with vans in the small, medium, and large segments. The medium-sized van is expected to be based on the Dongfeng Sokon RuiChi EC75, a Chinese model powered, in its home territory, by a 42kWh battery pack that’s good for a range of 156 miles. That’s a long way short of the forthcoming Ford E-Transit Custom’s 236-mile range or 230-mile capability of the M ..read more
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Maxus Debuts eDeliver 5 Electric Van With 208 Mile Range and £34,000 Price Tag
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by Phil Huff
1M ago
Maxus has revealed its new eDeliver 5 electric van at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. As the name suggests, it’s larger than the compact eDeliver 3 but smaller than the eDeliver 7 and large eDeliver 9 vans. The pre-reveal slogan “The BUZZ is great, but it’s time to DELIVER” clearly signposts Maxus’s primary target customer, with the eDeliver 5 bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo. Power comes from a 163hp electric motor that develops 240Nm of torque. Energy is provided by a 64kWh battery pack that, according to WLTP testing, is enough to g ..read more
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BYD Shark Plug-in Hybrid Pickup Teased Ahead of European Sales
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by Phil Huff
1M ago
BYD is entering the pickup market with the Shark, the newly confirmed plug-in hybrid pickup that will be coming to Europe. The Chinese manufacturing behemoth has teased its forthcoming model while confirming that it will wear the Shark badge. This ties in with BYD’s use of aquatic names for its models, including, in the UK, Dolphin and Seal. The front end of the BYD Shark is reminiscent of the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup, with a similar light signature and bold, blanked-off grille with a large corporate logo in the centre. The rest of the pickup follows the general trend for the genre, with sl ..read more
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