Wates adds 60 Volkswagen electric vans to fleet


Wates Property Services, which specialises in property maintenance and zero-carbon retrofit services, has added 30 all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans and 30 Transporter vans to its fleet of maintenance vehicles.

The company selected the ID. Buzz Cargo to help reduce its fleet emissions footprint, with the van’s official test (WLTP) electric range of between 252 and 254 miles, depending on trim, allowing access to properties in the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone.

Volkswagen’s all-electric van offers a payload volume of 3.9m2 and a maximum loading width of 1.7m, height of 1.3m and length of 2.2m, providing practicality for Wates and its customers.

Craig Cavanagh, National Fleet Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said, “Wates Property Services selected our ID. Buzz Cargo and Transporter panel van due to their outstanding abilities as a work tool, paired with great comfort and flexibility for the drivers as they support their network of properties.

“We’re confident that the vehicles will exceed the expectations of the finance team, with low-running costs making it the perfect partner for the whole business.”

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, said Wates required a fleet of larger vehicles that combine a good payload, space and flexibility for larger jobs.

He added, “Since 2021, we have introduced 55 fully electric vehicles, replacing some of our older diesel vans.

“Our latest investment into electrifying our fleet highlights our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in our operations and the work we do on behalf of our customers to support a thriving planet.”


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