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Last edited 17 May 2022
A van is a vehicle for transporting goods that is often relatively small is in size. The word comes from a shortening of caravan which around the mid 1800's referred to covered a goods transporter typically pulled by a horse. Today the word van is commonly used to describe a small transport vehicle, often used by trades. More formally these may also be referred to as a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV).
There are a variety terms to describe the range of vehicles that might be referred to as vans.
- large / medium / small van
- mini van
- compact van
- long / short wheel base van
- combi van
- crew van
- trade van
- transit van
- luton van
- box van
- dropside van
- side opening van
- camper van
- refrigerated van
- transporter van.
- electric van
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