A: Yes, Minibus Lite has been developed and built to fully comply with the VCA regulations which came into force in October 2011.
Q: Is the vehicle registered as a minibus and not a panel van?
A: Yes, the vehicle will be registered as a "minibus" on the V5 registration document.
Q: Will my new minibus pass its first MOT as a minibus?
A: Assuming you look after the vehicle it will pass an MOT. There is nothing in the conversion that would prevent the vehicle from passing an MOT.
Q: Does it meet Euro 6 low emission law?
A: Yes, all Minibus Lites meet Euro 6 low emission law. The 2.2 litre HDi Peugeot engines used in the MinibusLite are Euro 6 compliant.
Q: Will it be difficult to arrange insurance?
A: The schools we have supplied with vehicles have not reported to us that they have not been able to get insurance.
Q: Can we tow a trailer on a B car licence?
You would need to take a trailer test to tow.
Q: Is it light weight because of weaker materials?
No. The hours of research and testing were spent looking at materials used in other industries... without giving too much away to our competitors! While we have spent time looking at saving weight we have always kept safety as paramount. The vehicle has not been changed - all we have done is to convert the inside to a 16-17 seater minibus while focussing on keeping the weight of the components down.
Q: What is the longevity?
MinibusLite is based on the Peugeot Boxer - a tried and tested commercial vehicle used by many conversion companies. We chose the Boxer for its class leading width and generous interior dimensions. The longevity of the vehicle, as with any vehicle, will be dependent on how it is looked after. The Boxer has been a top seller in Europe for over ten years and remains so.