Appliance manufacturer Miele GB has taken delivery of the first of five all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans, which will serve as part of its customer service and aftercare fleet in the UK.
The firm’s wishlist of special features included a custom shelving system designed to meet the requirements of service employees for stowing materials, replacement parts and tools.
A centre console has also been installed with an integrated folding table to serve as the driver’s workstation.
The vehicle customisation was realised as part of a joint development process between Miele, conversion partner Würth, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Recently named ‘International Van of the Year 2023’, the ID. Buzz Cargo is the workhorse of the ID. Buzz family, available to purchase in two trim levels – Commerce and Commerce Plus.
Craig Cavanagh, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said “With Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) expanding and the push to meet strict net zero targets by 2050, there is a growing urgency to reduce on-road emissions when delivering products and services.
“We’re delighted Miele has selected Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles once again and we can embark on the next exciting step in this long-standing partnership together.”
Mandy Vanstone, Fleet Manager for Miele GB, said, “As part of Miele’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, we are excited to welcome the new fully-customised Volkswagen ID. Buzz Cargo vans to our fleet of over 2,700 service vehicles worldwide.
“We are right at the start of this journey, but it is something we are very passionate about. Over the coming years, we intend to purchase many more fully-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.”