Mitie adds 650 ID. Buzz electric cargo vans to its growing fleet of 4,000 EVs

Facilities transformation company Mitie has added 650 converted all-electric Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo vans, which will join its growing fleet of 4,000 electric vehicles, in one of the largest fleet deals for the ID. Buzz Cargo to date, with the first vehicles already on UK roads. As part of its Plan Zero pledge to reach net zero emissions for its own operations by the end of 2025, Mitie required a new model of vans to add to its growing electric fleet.
Mitie adds 650 ID. Buzz electric cargo vans to its growing fleet of 4,000 EVs
Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo electric van. Courtesy of Volkswagen UK.

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 square 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.

“The ID. Buzz Cargo is a sustainable business companion, operating as an on-the-go all-electric office” said Craig Cavanagh, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “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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