Northgate Vehicle Hire is taking delivery of 350 Mercedes Benz e-Vito electric vans during 2022 as part of its ongoing commitment to help electrify its customers’ fleets.
It is the first UK rental company to offer the new Vito to its customers, with the first of them due on the roads in the next few weeks.
The new e-Vito has a range of up to 162 miles and comes with DC rapid charging ability of 0 to 80% in 35 minutes.
Taking delivery of the new e-Vito forms part of Northgate’s wider drive towards fleet electrification, entitled Drive to Zero, developed to ease the transition to electric LCVs.
This includes fleet suitability analysis, charging solutions via Northgate’s charging sister company ChargedEV, as well as servicing, maintenance, and driver training support.
Northgate operates from 67 UK locations, with a fleet of 50,000 and a team of mobile engineers.
Neil McCrossan, Northgate’s sales and marketing director said, “After the huge success onboarding electric panel vans with our customers in 2021, we are continuing to grow our eLCV fleet with the provision of 350 new Mercedes e-Vito vans.
“We are proud to be the first mobility solutions provider to offer these state-of-the-art electric vans in the UK.
“The ongoing analysis of the mileage data produced across our customers’ fleets proves that the range provided by the e-Vito is more than practical for their daily usage.
“With a good payload and six cubic metres of available load space the e-Vito is already proving a popular choice with companies looking to onboard their first EVs to their fleets.”