IOC fellows' early morning delivery at the Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show 2022 - electrifying the NEC

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 IOC fellows made an Express delivery to an early morning visit to the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC.

The trucks are gone; it's vans at the heart of the NEC CV Show and they are electric!.

The rugged Isuzu jeep parked on the rocky outcrop at the entrance, was the prelude to more vans inside

The blue carpet led the way to all things vans and the yellow carpet zone signposted accessories.

- Maxus 12 EV vans
- Ford E transit showcasing almost 200 mile range

Electric vans big at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC

IOC was at the NEC to check out more than 230 exhibitors, vans centre stage, trucks, tankers, trailers and tyres, insurers, telematics specialists, and fuel and lubricant suppliers from across the service support sector, bringing the very latest products, services and technology solutions. Ford had rebranded the CV show as The Ford Pro Show and the blue carpet was the place to be. Express delivery, Dpd and DHL was the showcase of the Ford Electric Vans.

The talk was about the Maxus and the capacity, mileage and recharging, other brands were falling behind, not able to match the Maxus for its effectiveness. Not every van will meet every express delivery companies needs, but it was the fellows' opinion that other brands didn’t quite match up to the Maxus. With the view that electric vans are the way forward for the express sector, sharing testing data amongst fellows will be of great assistance to the decision of which electric van it will be.

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Amongst the electric exhibitors was Maxus, with a fully-electric stand of 12 zero emission vehicles, including an eDeliver 9 panel van, dropside and minibus, eDeliver 3 sports model panel van, tipper, specialist conversion van and milk float. “The CV Show is a great opportunity to get key names in the industry together under one roof. It’s a showcase event for Maxus and the flagship event on our annual calendar,” said Mark Barrett, General Manager at Harris Maxus.

Meanwhile, Ford was promoting its Ford Pro brand, including its electric van back-up service that supports customer charging, fleet maintenance, telematics and intelligence, with Dpd and DHL the focus of their vehicle showpiece.

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The first vehicle benefitting from Ford Pro is the new E-Transit, which has 196 miles of range, carrying up to 15 pallets with a forecast 40% reduction in running costs. Dan Alcock, of Ford Pro, said: “CV Show hosts so many UK business owners, employees and vehicle users all under one roof so it’s really important to Ford.”

One of the newcomers, Ineos, was showcasing its new Grenadier, with product experts on-hand to provide technical and practical information for visitors.

Locks4Vans had two electric vehicles on its stand this year, which will both be kitted out with a wide range of its locking and shielding products. Terry Raynor, Commercial Director at Locks4Vans, said the company has always considered the show as the highlight of the CV calendar and, as such, has consistently exhibited since 2006.


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