New electric van registrations increased by over half in April as UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined by almost a third. According to the latest figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), new electric van registrations increased by 52.7% year-on-year to 919 units in April – representing one in 24 new vans joining the road. In the same period UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations declined to 21,597 units, down by -29.1% year-on-year. SMMT noted […]
Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime.
Engine production fell by 27.5% in July compared to the same month in 2020, but the SMMT said the reduction was artificially heightened by comparison to last year when output was recovering.
The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour.