650 converted all-electric ID. Buzz Cargos to join Mitie fleet

LONDON: British facilities management and professional services company Mitie has ordered 650 converted all-electric ID. Buzz Cargo vans, which will join its growing fleet of 4,000 electric vehicles.

It is one of the largest fleet deals for the all-electric van to date, with the first vehicles already on UK roads.

As part of its Plan Zero pledge to reach net zero emissions for its own operations by the end of 2025, Mitie required a new model of vans to add to its growing electric fleet.

The ID. Buzz Cargo was selected following a competitive pitch, because of its premium driving experience, all-electric range and competitive price.


Mitie also 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 1.7m, height of 1.3m and length of 2.2m.

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.


“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," said Mitie group fleet manager Heidi Thompson.

"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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