Facilities transformation company Mitie has ordered 650 converted all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans. The vehicles will join the company’s growing fleet of 4,000 electric vehicles. About the vehicles, Mitie 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 3.9m3, and a maximum loading width of 1.7 m, height of 1.3 m and length of 2.2 m. Swiss company Helion has recently received 100 ID. Buzz electric vans.

VW ID. Buzz Cargo: customization on the verge

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.

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

Heidi Thompson, Group Fleet Manager, Mitie, added: “As one of the UK leaders in electric fleets, with more than 4,000 Mitie EVs on the road, we’re always looking for new vehicle options that will help us meet our broad range of business needs. With Mitie colleagues giving great reviews on the comfort, driving experience, and practicality of the ID. Buzz Cargo, this model was an ideal choice to cater to the diverse requirements of our engineers, cleaners and landscaping colleagues that will be driving the Buzz.”

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