The road ahead: what’s in store for the future of vans?

The future is drawing closer with technological advances, such as connected vans that can ‘talk’ to each other, fast becoming a reality. FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics industry, welcomes these changes and recognises their importance in line with the government’s Road to Zero strategy. In this article, Denise Beedell, FTA’s Policy Manager for Vans and Urban, shares a glimpse into the future of vans. The government’s Road to Zero report, which recommends that all new cars and vans should be effectively zero emission by 2040, sends a clear signal to operators. Although electric vehicles only represent a small portion of the market, by the end of 2018 there were 5,395 plug in electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs) on the UK’s roads. And as manufacturers continue t...[Read More]