Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles strikes electric fleet deal

ABT e-Transporter electric vans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has secured a new fleet deal with aviation detailing business, Up and Away, for 15 ABT e-Transporter electric vans.

The all-electric fleet will be used by the team to transport equipment to and from airports across the UK.

Stefan Murphy, managing director for Up and Away Aviation Detailing, said: “We needed a fleet of vans that represented us as a business; vans that looked and felt premium, offered utmost reliability and provided us with a sustainable solution to help us reach our goal to become carbon neutral.

“The ABT e-Transporter fits that brief expertly and we are delighted with our new fleet of vans.”

Up and Away Aviation Detailing serves the UK’s private aircraft industry by offering a full range of interior and exterior valeting, and detailing services.

The company operates a team of operatives and staff at airports across the UK and Europe.

The new fleet of all-electric ABT e-Transporters features a bespoke livery and is converted with a tailored racking solution to store equipment securely in the vans.

Rob Holdcroft, head of fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, added: “We strive to work with our customers through every stage of the purchasing and aftersales experience and we are delighted to have been able to offer tailored, liveried premium vans to Up and Away Aviation Detailing as well as helping the business on its way to reach carbon neutral status.

“We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

The ABT e-Transporter was developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles, with cargo space of 6.7m3. Flexible charging options allow for 80% charge in just 45 minutes.

Although production of the ABT e-Transporter has now stopped, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has a range of finance offers on remaining stock.

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