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Are you prepared for London’s ULEZ – because it’s coming next year

ON April 08, 2019, be prepared if you drive your van into London. Be prepared for the start of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ is separate to the Congestion Charge which...

‘Black Panther’ and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Unprecedented Oscar nods for Netflix and Hulu, 'American Gods' returns, and more of the week's top culture news

London Mayor announces van scrappage scheme for ULEZ

GREAT news for London-based trades ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone introduction (April, 2019): there’s a new scrappage scheme for older, more polluting vans. Announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, it’s worth...

One Scientist Hopes to Engineer the Climate With Antacid

In the first solar geoengineering experiment in the lower atmosphere, scientists will test a recipe that could provide some temperature control back on Earth.

Volkswagen Transporter Highline T30 SWB 2.0 TSI 150PS review: is this your ULEZ alternative?

IF you want a panel van that lifts you above the mundane, gives you the edge for your trade, reflects the values of your business, then often there is only one choice: a Volkswagen...

How One Photographer Traces the Moon and Stars Across the Country

In his series "Of Heaven and Earth," photographer David Shannon-Lier records the movements of the moon and stars, then adds his own earthly markings.

Isuzu D-Max Utah V-Cross double cab – get yours from January

IF you fancy something a bit special after Christmas then check out this: the new Isuzu D-Max Utah V-Cross double cab. It’s a special edition D-Max. The Utah V-Cross will be limited to 100 vehicles...

Angry Nerd: Google’s Smart Reply Makes Us All Dumber

AI has its uses, of course. But Google’s multiple-choice attempt at linguistic outsourcing in our inboxes? That's a real horror.

Letter to Jesse Norman MP regarding van VED

THIS is a letter written by Business Vans reader Tony Hull to his local MP Jesse Norman (pictured left), who is also Minister of State for Transport. It concerns Vehicle Excise Duty for vans...

The History of the X-Acto Knife, From Battlefields to Craft Tables

From military medical tents to the drafting table, the versatile X-acto knife always makes the cut.

Top 10 used vans

THOSE boys at data specialists cap hpi have been doing some number crunching for you to find out which are the vans that doing best in the wholesale used van market. And they’ve put together...

DIY Robotics Gear: CNC Router, Arduino, Dremel Tool, Solder Station

Whether you’re hacking a Roomba into a home-­security droid or assembling your own robocreation, outfit your workbench with these essentials.

Can you put your commercial van to personal use?

If you work from your van then it can seem like a strange idea to think about using it for private use. After all, surely you spend enough hours in it in the week?...

3 Smart Things: The Hidden Lives of Liquids

Did you know human salivary glands pump out about a quart—a Big Gulp!—a day?

Volkswagen Vans prepares for WLTP for CVs with 6m euro investment

VOLKSWAGEN Commercial Vehicles is preparing for the new emissions testing regime for commercial vehicles, which all vans will have to comply with by September 2019. It has already been introduced for cars. Volkswagen has invested...

Dogs are a (van) man’s best friend

DOGS are a man’s best friend the saying goes. But they are also a van man’s best friend too. More than 200,000 van drivers have a dog to accompany them on any given day according...

Thinking of an electric van? Head to MK EV Experience Centre to see Volkswagen...

Check out Volkswagen’s electric van at the Milton Keynes EV Experience Centre But do it now: Volkswagen e-Crafter on display from Friday December 07 to Monday December 10 EV Gurus on hand to offer impartial advice...

Gold status for graphics specialist

SCIENCE-based technology company 3M has recognised one of its long-term vehicle graphics specialists, Wrap Cube, by appointing it as a Select Gold Partner. The Gold Partner designation recognises Wrap Cube’s support for its vehicle wrapping...