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December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Photo: XL Hybrids.

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid- electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greennhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Tags: New York, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Verizon

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, E-GEN, E-100, Cargo Vans, Delivery Fleets, Package Delivery Fleet, Step Vans, FedEx

December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Prices 2018 NV Vans

Photo of 2018 NV cargo vans courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan's 2018 NV full-size vans will retail for at least $30,025 for the cargo model and $36,345 for the passenger variant, Nissan announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY, Pricing

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Metris Recalled for Wheel Bearings

Photo of Mercedes-Benz Metris courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, issued to address a wheel detachment risk, covers 109 vans in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Daimler, NHTSA, 2017-MY, Mercedes-Benz Metris, Vans

November 2, 2017 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Offers $4,000 Rebate for Electric Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems is offering a rebate to fleets that order its battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan's 2018 NV200 Cargo Van Starts at $22,755

Photo of 2018 NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan is increasing the starting retail price of the NV200 compact cargo van by $450 to $22,755 for the 2018 model year and adding a few enhancements, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Nissan, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans, 2018-MY, Cargo Vans

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Tags: Conversion, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Lightning Systems, Vehicle Modifiers

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Awards Spartan Motors $214M for Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

The U.S. Postal Service has ordered 2,000 fleet vehicles from Spartan Motors on a $214 million contract for two types of delivery trucks with Utilimaster bodies, the vehicle manufacturer announced.

Tags: USPS, Spartan Motors, Cabovers, Utilimaster, Medium-Duty Trucks

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Natural Gas 2018 Ford Trucks by April

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo is expecting certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to sell natural gas-powered models of several 2018 Ford vehicles, including the E-350 and F-250/F-350 by April 1.

Tags: CARB, CARB Certification, Vehicle Modifiers, Ford E-Series, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Natural Gas Vehicles

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Express Van Adds Fleet-Oriented Options for 2018

Photo of 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet will offer four new option packages with its 2018 Express full-size van based on feedback from fleet and other commercial purchasers, the company has announced.

Tags: Chevrolet, Cargo Vans, Chevrolet Express, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Vans Tests Drone-Delivery Program

Mercedes-Benz Vans, Matternet, and Siroop start a pilot project for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods in Zurich. Photos: Mercedes-Benz.

The Matternet M2 drones used in the pilot can carry packages of up to 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over distances of up to 20 kilometers (12.4 miles).

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Utility Fleets, Switzerland, Delivery Fleets, Drones

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Sketch of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Vans showed an early look at its next-generation Sprinter full-size van that it will launch in Europe by July 1 and roll out to the U.S. and other markets later in 2018.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, NACV Show

September 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Idle Transit Production for Two Weeks

Photo of 2015-MY Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. will halt production of its Transit full-size van for two weeks to better align production with demand, the company said.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

September 15, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Parts Supplier Adopts Specialized Crane for Transit Vans

Photo courtesy of Venco Venturo.

Automotive Parts Solutions worked with a truck equipment upfitter, North Central Truck Equipment, to install a specialized crane application developed by Venco Venturo, the Venturo VC1000 Van Crane, for the Ford Transit.

Tags: Equipment, Cranes, Venco Venturo, Full-Size Vans

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

FCA Updates Ram Vans for 2018

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Ram Commercial has added several safety and convenience features to its ProMaster full-size van and ProMaster City compact van for the 2018 model year.

Tags: Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, 2018-MY, FCA, Cargo Vans

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Adds Fleet-Only Options for 2018

Photo of the 2018 Jeep Compass courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler has added fleet-only options for several of its vehicles for the 2018 model year, including the Ram 1500 pickup, ProMaster City compact van, and Jeep Compass.

Tags: Jeep Compass, Ram 1500, 2018-MY, FCA, Optional Equipment, Ram ProMaster City, Paratransit

August 23, 2017 - Industry News

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

Tags: Cargo Vans, DHL, Germany, Ford Transit, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Tags: Ryder System, Chanje Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5

August 10, 2017 - Global News

Chanje Bringing Class 5 Electric Cargo Van to U.S.

Chanje's first North American offering will be a Class 5, 16,500-lb GVW all-electric panel van with a 100-mile range. Photo: Chanje

Can an electric medium-duty vehicle manufactured at a global scale and priced on par with a diesel finally achieve mass-market appeal? Chanje is betting on it.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Chanje, Global, Cargo Vans, Class 5, Full-Size Vans

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

J.B. Poindexter Acquires Masterack

Masterack LLC, maintains its corporate headquarters in Decatur, Ga., a manufacturing plant in Social Circle, Ga., and five company-owned installation facilities across the United States. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO.

Tags: Masterack, Mergers & Acquisitions, J.B. Poindexter, Van Equipment

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Auto Truck Group Begins Transit Connect Ship-Thru

Photo of 2017 Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

The Auto Truck Group will begin using its New Jersey facility to offer ship-through services for the Transit Connect compact van under a new agreement with Ford, the upfitter has announced.

Tags: Auto Truck Group, Ford Transit Connect, Ship-Thru, Van Upfitting

August 2, 2017 - Press Release

NTEA Offers Commercial Van Report

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry recently released Commercial Van Overview and Market Data Insights, a report delivering an update on this popular vehicle segment and its influence on work truck industry dynamics.

Tags: Cargo Vans, NTEA, Full-Size Vans

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