Anchor Vans is here to bring you a round-up of all the latest news affecting the used vans and light commercial vehicle sector.
FUEL: The government has postponed a 3p-per-litre rise in fuel duty. The hike in price was planned for August, but due to pressure from lobby groups such as MPs, motoring groups and businesses with fleets, it has been put off until until 2012. The duty increase would have added £1,200 a year to the cost of running a truck but is likely the rise will now take affect in January.
ENVIRONMENT: Toyota has been voted the greenest brand of the year by the annual Best Global Green Brands report. This is the second year running the manufacturer has won the award, which covers US, Japan, China, UK, and more. Toyota was recognised for its efforts with hybrid cars, its overall commitment to sustainability and its internal initiatives. Volkswagen came 6th.
INDUSTRY: Automobile production has boomed to its highest point since 2004, with figures showing that numbers were 42% higher May 2011. This is good news for the industry as a whole, and suggests consumer confidence is healthily on the rise.
INDUSTRY: Saab has been sold to a Chinese-Swedish investment company, National Electric Vehicle Sweden. The car manufacturer went bankrupt in December last year. Its new owners have plans to change the company into a developer and manufacturer of greener electronic cars.
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