Mitie Expands Fleet with Electric Vans

Mitie, a leader in facilities transformation, is adding to its electric vehicle fleet with an order of 650 all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans. This acquisition is part of Mitie’s ambitious ‘Plan Zero’ initiative, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2025. The ID. Buzz Cargo vans were chosen for their exceptional driving experience, substantial electric range, and competitive pricing, marking one of the largest deals for the electric van sector to date.

Key Highlights:

  • Mitie orders 650 all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans to join its fleet of 4,000 electric vehicles.
  • The move supports Mitie’s ‘Plan Zero’ sustainability goals with a target of net-zero emissions by 2025.
  • Selection based on premium driving experience, electric range, and value.
  • Vans feature customized load space and specialized racking for a variety of needs.
  • Collaboration with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Gentili UK for bespoke vehicle solutions.
  • Mitie’s commitment to sustainability and innovation highlighted by one of the largest electric van fleet deals.
Mitie Expands Fleet with Electric Vans

Mitie has firmly positioned itself as a frontrunner in the adoption of electric vehicles within the UK, with the latest addition of 650 ID. Buzz Cargo vans from Volkswagen. This move not only enhances its fleet, now totaling over 4,000 electric vehicles, but also aligns perfectly with its ‘Plan Zero’ commitment to achieve net-zero emissions across its operations by the end of 2025.

The decision to opt for the ID. Buzz Cargo vans followed a competitive evaluation, emphasizing the vans’ superior driving experience, impressive electric range, and cost-effectiveness. These vehicles are particularly suited to Mitie’s diverse operational needs, offering ample load space and a custom conversion to accommodate a variety of tools and equipment securely.

Craig Cavanagh, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, highlighted the ID. Buzz Cargo’s role as a sustainable business solution, offering an all-electric mobile office setup. Volkswagen’s ‘Working with You’ promise ensures that businesses like Mitie receive comprehensive support throughout their vehicle purchasing journey, including selection, financing, and maintenance services.

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager at Mitie, underscored the importance of finding vehicles that meet the company’s wide-ranging business needs. The ID. Buzz Cargo’s comfort, driving experience, and practicality received high praise from Mitie’s staff, making it an exemplary addition to their expanding electric fleet.

Mitie’s substantial order of ID. Buzz Cargo vans not only underscores the company’s dedication to sustainability but also sets a precedent for large-scale electric fleet adoption in the UK. Through strategic partnerships and a clear focus on both environmental goals and operational efficiency, Mitie is paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future in the facilities management industry.

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