DATA provider cap hpi has launched LCV Chooser.

This new online tool, aimed at LCV specialists and fleet operators, allows users to compare key differences across a shortlist of vans.

cap hpi says you can compare technical and specification data against every current LCV available on the market.

The new LCV Chooser is available as a standalone tool or can be integrated within existing fleet management systems.

In addition to inputting the basic requirements such as vehicle type, seating capacity, weights and dimensions, LCV Chooser will allow you to narrow down search criteria.

Variables include power output, key standard equipment and Euro emission standards – for those operators who now need to consider the introduction of Ultra Low Emission Zones.

The tool will also display the VAT and VED information, and all can be outputted, providing clarity to users and customers.

Steve Botfield, Commercial Vehicle Expert at cap hpi commented:

“Choosing the right LCV to fulfil the needs of a business is not a simple task, with over 7000 derivatives from 27 manufacturers. The new LCV Chooser is undoubtedly an invaluable data-based resource designed to remove these previous pain points.

“The most important consideration in picking a vehicle is that it is fit for purpose, for both today but also the future if the business’s needs plan to change. There are multiple areas to think about when choosing a vehicle, including usage, load area capacity, vehicle size and weight, fuel type and likely distances covered in the van.

“One other key area to consider is the duty of care to employees, with organisations needing to ensure that the environment that the driver works in is adequate for length of time they are behind the wheel – items such as air conditioning, telephone connectivity, as well as the other driver aids which have become more prevalent in modern working vehicles to provide that ideal work space.”

Future features of LCV Chooser will incorporate more detailed total cost of ownership (TCO) comparisons and an options configurator says cap hpi.

Amanda Morgan, head of fleet cap hpi
Amanda Morgan, Head of Fleet cap hpi: detailed comparisons at the push of a button

Amanda Morgan, Head of Fleet at cap hpi commented:

“Comparing the specification of LCVs has proved itself a real headache for leasing companies for years, often resulting in separate commercial vehicle teams being established. Our research showed that decisions need to be made across a wide range of factors that shouldn’t close off choice too early. The new tool from cap hpi can return detailed comparisons at the push of a button, providing greater choice and improved data accuracy.

“Drawing data directly from our own comprehensive database, we are now empowering our customers with the most accurate LCV vehicle data combined with tailored preferences. It will save operators a lot of time, energy and money and also fully complements the sales process.”

For more information visit http://extras.cap-hpi.com/lcv-chooser

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