Mitie orders 650 customised Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo vans, propelling its electric fleet to over 4,000 vehicles

  • Mitie orders 650 electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans for sustainability, aligning with ‘Plan Zero’ goals.
  • ID. Buzz Cargo excels in driving, pricing, electric range, expanding Mitie’s fleet to 4,000.
  • Tailored solutions, 3.9m3 payload, collaboration with Volkswagen, and ‘Working with You’ support.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles provides 650 fully customised ID. Buzz Cargo vans to Mitie

Mitie, a leading UK facilities management company, has secured an order for 650 converted all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans. The move aligns with Mitie’s ambitious ‘Plan Zero’ initiative, aiming to achieve net zero emissions for their operations by 2025.

Craig Cavanagh, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented: 

“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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The ID. Buzz Cargo stood out in the selection process due to its commendable driving experience, competitive pricing, and an electric range that resonates with Mitie’s eco-friendly objectives. This procurement propels Mitie’s electric vehicle fleet to an impressive 4,000 units.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, said:

“As one of the UK leaders in electric fleets, with more than 4,000 Mitie EVs on the road, we’re always looking for new vehicle options that will help us meet our broad range of business needs. With Mitie colleagues giving great reviews on the comfort, driving experience, and practicality of the ID. Buzz Cargo, this model was an ideal choice to cater to the diverse requirements of our engineers, cleaners and landscaping colleagues that will be driving the Buzz.”

Tailored for Mitie’s operational needs, the ID. Buzz Cargo offers a 3.9m3 payload volume, providing adaptable solutions. Working closely with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Gentili UK, a bespoke solution emerged. This includes lightweight racking with four shelves for parts, a secure tool cabinet, and a load-through bulkhead, eliminating the need for roof racks.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ commitment to their ‘Working with You’ promise drives this move. Comprehensive support is ensured throughout the purchasing journey. From aiding in selecting the right vehicle to offering financial support, van centres across the UK collaborate closely with businesses, providing tailored solutions.

As fleet decarbonisation takes centre stage, especially to weather lulls in the market, this deal is a huge win for all concerned. The order also highlights how significant tailoring is in the market. A modern van can be optimised to perfectly fulfil its role, which makes emobility an even more attractive option for fleet operators.

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