This is where you’ll find all of our blogs, articles, insights and general musings around the world of business vehicle leasing, purchasing and management.

The present and near future of plug-in hybrid and electric vans

When it comes to cars, there's no doubt that motorists are being encouraged to switch to plug-in hybrid and all-electric models as soon as possible by all manner of voices and there is certainly plenty of choice out there. In the light commercial vehicle (LCV) world, though, PHEV and EV vans are far from ubiquitous, electrified offerings having been slower to emerge. We look at electric van developments and available models so far, along with what's on the horizon.

2nd October 2019
Writted by Oliver Hammond

Let’s hope Brexit doesn’t stop the UK getting these fully-electric panel vans through LeasePlan

With diesel proclaimed as dead by so many voices, partly fuelled (ahem) by ever-increasing concerns over public health linked to emissions, van manufacturers the world over are busy beavering away at developing commercial vehicles with mild and conventional hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains, but fully electric vans didn't seem to be within reach – until now.

1st October 2018
Writted by Oliver Hammond

Danni Bagnall spends a week road-testing a Vauxhall Vivaro van to review its pros and cons

The very first edition of this well-known van remained on sale for 13 years, so it's no surprise that Vauxhall has stuck with the same saleable formula for its successor… with a few upgrades, of course. Danni Bagnall explains.

5th April 2018
Writted by Oliver Hammond

Need to lease a van with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5t but don’t want a 7.5t truck on your fleet?

Vehicle Consulting can help by identifying the most cost-effective business contract hire (leasing) packages for your fleet or sole trader business from the growing number of 'halfway house' vans being introduced with increased gross vehicle weights and therefore payloads.

29th January 2018
Writted by Lee Wolstenholme