Up & Away flies into action with a fleet of Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 electric vans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK has landed a new fleet deal with aviation detailing business, Up & Away, to deliver 15 ABT e-Transporter electric vehicles (EVs). The all-electric fleet of vans will be used by the team to transport equipment to and from airports across the UK.

Up & Away aviation detailing serves the UK’s private aircraft industry by offering a full range of interior and exterior valeting, and detailing services. The company has grown considerably since it was founded in 2006 and now operates a full team of operatives and staff at airports across the UK and Europe.

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The new fleet of all-electric ABT e-Transporters features a bespoke livery and is converted with a tailored racking solution to store equipment securely in the vans.

The all-electric vans were chosen because of the premium brand alignment between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Up & Away.

Additionally, Up & Away counts efficiency and sustainability as key business priorities, with the ABT e-Transporters helping it reach its carbon neutral targets.

Stefan Murphy, Up & Away aviation detailing managing director, said: “We needed a fleet of vans that represented us as a business. Vans that looked and felt premium, offered utmost reliability and provided us with a sustainable solution to help us reach our goal to become carbon neutral. The ABT e-Transporter fits that brief expertly and we are delighted with our new fleet of vans.”

Rob Holdcroft, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles head of fleet, said: “We strive to work with our customers through every stage of the purchasing and aftersales experience.

“We are delighted to have been able to offer tailored, liveried premium vans to Up & Away aviation detailing as well as helping the business on its way to reach carbon neutral status. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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