New bus and coach market still grappling with effects of the pandemic, down -22.1% as just over 1,000 vehicles join UK roads in third quarter. Drop in registrations driven by double-digit decline in single-deck and minibus demand. Year-to-date performance down -30.4%, with 2,775 passenger vehicles registered in the first nine months of the year.
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UK Van Market Sees Order Boost Ahead of Christmas Season, Up 13.3%
Highest October on record for UK LCV market, as registrations increase by 13.3%, with 28,753 units registered. Growth in demand driven by heavier end of the van market, as operators expand fleets ahead of Christmas season. Year to date market yet to make up 75,000-unit shortfall, with performance in first 10 months down -24.1%, as second lockdown for England raises further challenges.
Safe and Economical All-Weather Kilometers for Medium-Sized Trucks – Nokian E-Truck 19.5 Tyre Sizes Complement the Nokian E-Truck Range
The Nokian E-Truck range of truck tyres strike a balance between economical, care-free kilometers and effective all-weather properties. The latest addition to the range is sizes for medium-sized trucks. The new 19.5 size complements the tyre range, enabling medium-duty trucks in the 12–16-ton range for every season.
Nokian Tyres Again Included in the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Nokian Tyres has been included in the Dow Jones’ DJSI World sustainability index for the fourth consecutive year. The company was also selected for the more strictly defined DJSI Europe index.
BestDrive Expands in Extremadura
Trading Resistance, located in Merida, joins the BestDrive network. With this new member, the network's presence in Extremadura is strengthened.
Michelin Move Makes Perfect Sense for Farrall’s Group
Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages of the Michelin product.
Michelin Switch Reaps Impressive Results for Coolcroo Farm
An arable farm in Ireland has seen significant improvements to its soil health since moving its tractor fleet onto Michelin Ultraflex technology tyres.
Conti Urban: The Tyre for Electric Buses Now with Higher Load Index
Higher load index takes into account the greater weight of electric buses. Conti Urban HA3 can carry up to eight metric tonnes per axle. Good ride quality and high mileage on year-round service.
UK New Van Market Accelerates 26.4% in September, but Uncertainty Ahead
UK new van market grows by 26.4%, following a weaker than usual month last year due to emissions regulation changes. Registrations of most segments show double-digit growth against last year’s low volumes. Market still below ‘normal’ levels, down -6.6% on previous five-year September average. Performance year-to-date remains down -27.4%, a shortfall of almost 80,000 units.
Hankook Tyre UK Wins TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award for the Second Consecutive Time
Hankook Tyre UK is once again announced as the winner of TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award. The award recognises Hankook’s significant contribution to raising driver awareness of tyre safety-related issues. The tyre maker is commended for delivering engaging campaigns to UK drivers, informing and educating them on the importance of tyre safety and maintenance.