What’s on at the Commercial Vehicle Show?


The 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 18-20 April, is the place to discover the latest vehicles, components and services that help fleet operators drive business efficiencies and deliver on decarbonisation targets

The annual Commercial Vehicle Show is the perfect platform to see new product launches, re-engage with existing contacts and connect with key decision makers.

From truck, van, and pick-up manufacturers through to products including accessories, cameras, consumables, electrical components and systems, fleet management systems, vehicle security, van storage systems, vehicle conversions, garage and workshop equipment, the Show provides everything fleet operators and sole traders need to help them purchase and maintain the safest and most efficient vehicles.

Meet the exhibitors

More than 200 exhibitors have confirmed their presence at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. Top LCV manufacturers Ford, Isuzu, Nissan, Harris Maxus will be there alongside leading HGV brands including IVECO, Renault Trucks, Hydrogen Vehicle Systems and Volta featuring in the Show’s all new Truck Zone.
Returning exhibitors include Motormax, Parksafe Group, Sortimo, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Fischer Panda, Fonix Telematics, Merridale, and many others. The organisers are delighted to welcome many exhibitors over the course of the three days including, Netradyne Technology, Locks 4 Vans, Enel X Way UK, Uniquip Group, Tuffa UK, SWARCO Smart Charging, FAPI Motors amongst others from every corner of the commercial vehicle industry.     
Several exhibitors will also be showcasing their new products and services through launch events including Motormax, IVECO, Fischer Panda, Brigade Electronics, Isuzu, Hydrogen Vehicle Systems, Harris Maxus, Parksafe, and TVL Security and ProtecAVan.
Decarbonising trucks

As well as a fleet of tractor units from Iveco, HVS and Renault Trucks, the truck manufacturers will also have representatives on hand to talk about their net zero ambitions, with new and future vehicles that shift away from diesel.
Battery-powered electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell trucks and HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) trucks are all set to play a role in the road transport industry’s shift away from fossil fuels.
Two big names making their return to the Commercial Vehicle Show are Iveco and Renault Trucks.
Lisa Fuller, brand marketing and communications manager for Iveco UK says: “Iveco are very excited to be at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, especially as our brand new all electric eDaily will be making its UK debut. The Show will present a great opportunity for visitors to come and meet this class-leading product range. In addition to eDaily, we will also have an S-Way Natural Gas on display as we help to drive the road of change. The Iveco team are really looking forward to welcoming people onto our stand.”

Alex Williams, head of brand and communications at Renault Trucks UK and Ireland, says: “Renault Trucks is excited to be back at the CV Show this year with a battery-electric 18T E-Tech D Wide rigid from the Vertellus fleet. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our stand to discover more about our latest products and services, how we can support their transition to a low carbon world, and to present the Vertellus EV Discovery programme – a unique opportunity for fleets to test EV products in their operations for a fixed three-month period.”

Electric vans

Light commercial vehicles also feature prominently at the 2023 Show once again with a comprehensive line-up of vans and pick-ups. There will be new electric vans from Ford, Iveco, Maxus and Nissan, with a few more surprises to be announced in the lead-up to the Show. In addition to the vehicle manufacturers, a number of the UK’s top leasing and rental providers will be displaying examples of their latest offerings to cover every corner of the road transport sector.
For a third consecutive year, MAXUS is going fully electric at the CV Show and stand 5D110 promises to be a pure EV experience featuring 12 zero emission vehicles, including the MIFA 9 all-electric MPV, the T90EV zero-emission pickup, and the flagship eDELIVER 3 and eDELIVER 9.
MAXUS is gearing up for a big reveal at CV Show 2023, as part of the brand’s continued commitment to greener motoring, copper-fastening its position at a leader in the commercial EV market. While the details are still under wraps, MAXUS has confirmed that it will unveil a new eLCV to the UK market on Tuesday 18 April at 11am and invites CV Show visitors to join the team for the big announcement.
Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris MAXUS said: “The CV Show is always a highlight on the calendar for MAXUS, and like previous years, we will be using our presence at the CV Show to unveil a brand-new eLCV vehicle to the public, joining the stable of state-of-the-art vehicles which we have introduced to the UK market in recent years. This is an exciting vehicle launch and we invite show-goers to drop by on Tuesday and check it out.  

One of the most consistently dynamic and prominent exhibitors at CV show since 2016, MAXUS is recognised for raising the bar both at the show, and on the road, year on year.”

Automotive innovation

The Fischer Panda UK team is also back at the Show with two live working applications on the stand this year, demonstrating their low emission hybrid power solutions and full-system design capability. Fischer Panda UK is a leading distributor of diesel generators, air-conditioning systems, hybrid electric solutions and integrated mobile power solutions. Following on from a fantastic first year in partnership with Autoclima, they’ve just announced a new service partner network to support the aftersales and aftercare service they offer customers across the UK.
The team will be on hand at the show from Fischer Panda’s large welcoming stand, giving customers the opportunity to discuss system solutions with the expert technical team. Visitors to the stand can see exciting practical examples of LCV conversions fitted with hybrid power systems which enable them to operate in hybrid and in full zero emission mode for critical times and locations when required.
Fischer Panda UK is looking forward to this important industry show where they have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to the specialist vehicle builder and fleet converters visiting the show and meet personally with those who are interested in the topical industry development of how these innovative, green and efficient systems can support a multitude of project and fleet specifications with the transition to reduced or completely zero emission mobile payload power.

The place for CV professionals

Several thousands of visitors have pre-registered for their free tickets and many more are expected to do so in the run-up to the Show as more details of what’s on offer are revealed. The Show provides the place for everyone working within the commercial vehicle industry to be at – offering the best opportunity for seeing new products and services, networking with industry colleagues and the event where business gets done.
And with two live Theatres – Workshop Theatre, in association with Commercial Vehicle Workshop, and the Road Ahead Theatre – offering presentations on industry megatrends and live discussions over the three days of the Show, it’s one not to be missed. These featured discussions will address some of the most crucial and important topics facing the industry whilst answering questions from attendees and are crucial for anyone wanting to keep abreast of the latest developments and technologies in commercial vehicles, garage equipment and aftermarket, and cost-effective technologies.
The SMMT’s CEO Mike Hawes will present a discussion on the progress and pitfalls on the path to a decarbonised CV industry, which will be followed with a presentation from Sukky Choongh, the SMMT’s Environmental Manager, who will talk about zero-emission HGV charging and refuelling.
Robin Futcher from Commercial Fuel Solutions will discuss hydrogen’s role in decarbonising transport and give an insight into the future of commercial refuelling.
With all the latest vehicles, trailers, equipment, and technology on display, the 2023 Show will be unmissable for thousands of fleet owners, directors, senior managers and engineers and to anyone running commercial vehicles as part of their business. There is no better place than the Commercial Vehicle Show for suppliers to showcase their latest vehicles, products and innovations and no better place for operators to catch up with every new development in their industry.

For your free ticket to the 2023 Commercial Vehicle Show, visit www.cvshow.com.