London-based Pimlico Plumbers is renewing its fleet with an order of 100 new Volkswagen Transporter vans.
The long-standing Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles customer expects to save £330,000 per year in Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges with the new Euro 6 vehicles.
The new Transporters will feature bespoke conversions, including Fleet Shield roof racks, an on-call light box, Track Vine Telematics for fleet, a wash basin and new vehicle racking.
Charlie Mullins, Founder of Pimlico Plumbers said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, something that we are very proud of. They stand for quality and excellence and therefore have a natural synergy with our brand.
“With the updated congestion and ULEZ restrictions, and as a business that is constantly on the move, it is crucial that we have reliable vans that fit with all of the latest regulations so this new fleet of vans works perfectly for us.”
SMG Croydon is supplying the vehicles, which all feature bespoke livery.
The Transporter 6.1 features an enhanced specification with a new electro-mechanical power steering system designed to improve on-road performance and enable the fitment of a number of standard and optional safety and assistance features.
Claire English, head of fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Services, said: “We have worked with Pimlico Plumbers for many years and as ever, it is a pleasure to be able to provide them with a fleet of new vans.
“As part of our Working With You brand promise, we strive to tailor our vans to customers’ bespoke requirements to ensure they can carry out their work as efficiently and comfortably as possible. We have worked carefully with Pimlico Plumbers to convert this fleet of vans to fit their exact needs including roof racks, fleet telematics and a wash basin in the back of each van.”
The deal means the plumbing company’s entire fleet is now fully compliant with the latest ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) restrictions in London. According to Transport for London (TfL) regulations, vehicles allowed within the ULEZ zone include small vans (weighing up to 1.205 tonnes), larger vans, 4x4 light utility vehicles and pickups (over 1.205 tonnes unladen weight up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight). Any petrol vehicles that do not meet Euro 4 standard or diesel vehicles that do not meet Euro 6 standards would incur a charge.