Revamped and Ready to Rumble: Ford Unveils Ranger Tremor Pickup
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by Phil Huff
4d ago
Ford Pro, the commercial vehicle division of Ford, has unveiled the Ranger Tremor pickup, a high-end off-road model that expands the next-gen Ranger series and features an innovative flexible rack system — a first-of-its-kind in its segment. Aimed at customers who demand increased performance in demanding off-road environments, the Ranger Tremor has undergone significant modifications, with upgraded suspension that includes advanced Bilstein dampers as a standard feature. The pickup also comes with off-road-oriented driver assistance systems, instilling confidence, while its rugged appearance ..read more
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak X Bridges the Gap to Raptor
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by Phil Huff
4d ago
Ford’s commercial vehicle arm, Ford Pro, has revealed the new Ranger Wildtrak X pickup. This high-specification off-road focussed model extends the next-generation Ranger line-up and introduces a segment-first flexible rack system. Targeting customers who require enhanced capability in challenging off-road conditions, the Wildtrak X features a substantially reworked chassis with suspension upgrades, including advanced Bilstein dampers as standard. Off-road-focused driver assistance systems enhance confidence, while the new Ranger variant’s rugged style reflects its prowess in tough conditions ..read more
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Sketched Images Reveal First Hydrogen Van Details
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by Phil Huff
4d ago
First Hydrogen has revealed additional images outlining its vision for its Generation II hydrogen-fuelled or battery-electric LCV. The latest sketches show the design process that the company is undertaking alongside mobility experts EDAG Group. While some shadowy renders have been seen before, the new images show the vehicle’s overall form in greater detail and indicate some of the First Hydrogen van’s technical assets. We’ve already seen the vertical taillights and branded daytime running lights, as well as the aerodynamic bodywork, but now First Hydrogen has revealed the robust fenders and ..read more
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Volkswagen Generated Half a Billion in Profit in 2022 Despite Drop in Deliveries
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by Phil Huff
5d ago
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has produced a significant profit again, finishing 2022 by adding around half a billion euros to its coffers, despite a drop in deliveries. Sales values rose, hitting €11.5 billion (£10.1bn) for the year, although there was a slight decline in the total number of vehicles sold, falling to 328,600 from the previous year’s figure of 359,500. The increased revenue per vehicle led to an operating profit of €529 million (£467m). Volkswagen increased its market share in many territories, with the brand taking nearly 13% of the European market, up by 1.5%. Thanks to the ..read more
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Toolstation and Vanaways Drive Home Success With First Customer Vans Sold In-store
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by Phil Huff
2w ago
Toolstation customers have been able to pick up a drill, some screws, and even a van or two in-store, thanks to a partnership with Vanaways, which has now delivered the first customer vehicles to be sold through the innovative partnership. The ground-breaking link between the independent supplier Vanaways and trade and DIY retailer Toolstation was launched in December last year. It’s designed to give trade customers, home improvers and self-builders access to vans of virtually any make or model at competitive prices, with the absolute minimum of hassle. Vanaways’ services are marketed directly ..read more
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UK Gov Pledges £56M for EV Charge Points but Suitability for Vans and Pickups in Question
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by Phil Huff
2w ago
The UK’s government has pledged an additional £56 million to increase electric vehicle charge points across the country, but there are calls for HM Gov to ensure new installations are suitable for electric vans. Transport Minister Jesse Norman announced that the investment, coming from public and industry funds, will help deliver up to 2,400 additional charge points while working to support local councils to deliver tens of thousands more in the long term. The funding will expand the current Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot and boost the existing On-Street Residential Chargep ..read more
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Northgate Helps Customers Fast-Track EV Transition
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by Phil Huff
2w ago
Northgate is making it easier for fleets to transition to electric vehicles by addressing lead-time delays on the latest commercial EV models. Although many businesses are keen to electrify their fleets before the 2030 deadline, the delays being faced by customers looking to take delivery of new eLCVs means that companies looking to begin this process ahead of time still need help finding available stock. To help businesses begin the transition process immediately, Northgate has ensured a ready supply of various eLCVs that can be delivered to customers without any lead time delays. Customers w ..read more
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Ford Celebrating 101st Pikes Peak Hill Climb with SuperVan 4
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by Phil Huff
2w ago
Ford is readying itself for the 101st running of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — an event it’s been involved with since the very beginning — and entering the all-electric SuperVan 4. The famous race climbs Pikes Peak, named in honour of Zebulon Pike, despite the American explorer never reaching the summit. Situated just outside Colorado Springs, the mountain has hosted the hill climb event since 1916, when Ford entered a Model T. The famous motor car climbed the 14,115ft peak in a little over 28 minutes, although the record is now held by a race-prepared Volkswagen ID R, which ..read more
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Is This Stylish 1954 Fiat 500 Topolino the Pickup Investment You’ve Been Looking For?
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by Phil Huff
3w ago
Want a truck that will attract more attention than any Ford Ranger Raptor or Isuzu D-Max Arctic Truck ever could? Then this Fiat 500 Topolino pickup might be the perfect investment for you. This particular model was initially produced as a van in 1954 and then converted into a pickup in 1961 by Grazia coachbuilders in Bologna. It’s been comprehensively restored, with the chassis stripped back to bare metal and repainted, the bodywork repaired and repainted, and the cabin retrimmed in a bold blue material. The car has also received a mechanical overhaul, as you would expect. The exterior of th ..read more
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Vauxhall is eLCV February Best Seller
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by Phil Huff
3w ago
Vauxhall topped the electric light commercial vehicle (eLCV) registration charts in February with its Vivaro Electric panel van, despite an overall drop in electric van sales. Despite strong competition from other contenders, such as the Ford E-Transit, Toyota Proace Electric and Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo, Vauxhall sealed second place too, with the smaller Combo Electric van, giving Vauxhall a 39.2% share of the eLCV sector for the month. Figures issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed 264 Vivaro Electric vans were registered in February, with 115 of the smaller Combo E ..read more
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