CV Show 2024
23 - 25 APRIL 2024 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK
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Huge electric van deal for Volkswagen

Volkswagen secures largest electric van deal with 650 ID Buzz Cargo vans for Mitie, enhancing its net zero emissions fleet.

EVs

Volkswagen has clinched the largest electric van deal to date with an order for 650 ID Buzz Cargo vans from Mitie. The first vehicles have already joined the fleet, with the company marking the milestone of deploying its 4,000th EV recently.

As part of its Plan Zero pledge to reach net zero emissions for its own operations by the end of 2025, Mitie needed to add to its growing electric fleet. The ID Buzz Cargo was selected following a competitive pitch, because of its premium driving experience, all-electric range and competitive price. Mitie also required a load space suitable for a large variety of requirements that support its applications. The ID Buzz Cargo has a payload hold volume of 3.9 cu metres and a maximum loading width of 1.7 metres, height of 1.3 metres and length of 2.2 metres.

Working alongside Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Mitie’s nominated conversion partner, Gentili UK, they devised a solution which includes one side of lightweight racking with four shelves to safely hold parts and equipment, as well as a lockable cabinet for high-value tools. The vehicles feature a load-through bulkhead, removing the need for roof racks and external pipe carriers.

Craig Cavanagh, national fleet manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said:

The ID Buzz Cargo is a sustainable business companion, operating as an on-the-go all-electric office. We are delighted that we were able to facilitate the bespoke solutions for Mitie, so that it can use the ID Buzz Cargo in the manner that it requires.

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