ALL TIME record van registration figures released by the SMMT sends a clear message.

Numbers for the first half of this year are more than 4,000 units higher than the previous record in 2016 and confirm the long term shift towards heavy vans.

Also, registrations of Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) are over 200% up on the same month last year. This is from a low base, but it’s the beginning of what is likely to be a long term shift in the market as manufacturers introduce new products.