Facts and Figures - LCV October update

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Let's take a look at some recent facts & figures from the world of Low Commercial Vehicles:


· Minimising vehicle operating costs will already be a key ambition of businesses


· CO2 emissions from LCVs (vans) fell by 1.2% in 2013 to 186.1g/km

 

· LCV manufacturers are delivering technological improvements to vehicles, to help reduce CO2 emissions


 · Van market continues to drive growth; up 18.1% year-to-date to 242,071, and 14.1% in September to 49,123 units 


 · Average values for light commercial vehicles remained at near record levels in September


 · September commercial vehicles registered so far this year, up 12.6%.


 · BCA's general manager - commercial vehicles, Duncan Ward: "We are now moving into the time of year when the demand for parcel, courier and delivery vans of all types and capacities starts to ramp up, and this will help to keep values firm over the coming weeks."


NEW MODELS - FOCUSING ON LOWER EMISSIONS:


· The UK is home to a number of van manufacturers, such as Land Rover, 

MINI and Vauxhall that are also developing lower emitting models 


· Other manufacturers will have to deliver further technological progress 

number of new, smaller, more efficient vans are entering the market, such as the

 new Ford Transit Connect and Transit Courier 


 · Hybrid Iveco VISION van looks to the future of light commercial vehicles 

concept shown at the International Motor Show of Commercial Vehicles 

suitable for longer journeys and for extra-urban missions,

reducing consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25%


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