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New electric LCV rental and charger bundle launched by Northgate

Northgate charge point

A new EV bundle, which enables customers on 12 months-plus contracts to rent an electric light commercial vehicle (LCV) and charger for a single monthly payment, has been launched by Northgate Vehicle Hire at Fleet & Mobility Live.

Northgate believes it is the only electric LCV rental contract of its kind where a single monthly payment covers a fully maintained vehicle and a charger.

Northgate says it has developed the product to make the switch to an EV as easy as possible for businesses and their drivers.

The bundle includes installation of a 7kw charging unit that will be supplied and installed by Northgate’s charging partner ChargedEV, which has more than 30,000 domestic installations to its name.

All charging units come with servicing and maintenance included within the monthly bundle price.

Businesses also have access to an online platform for full visibility of their drivers charging use and a ‘company wallet’ function which can be used to set charging reimbursement plans.

Within the platform a charging app allows the driver to access auto scheduled charging to take advantage of cheaper tariff hours.

The charging platform can set up multiple payment methods for drivers using both personal and business payment cards, which will help reduce administration time for the fleet manager.

Northgate’s 12 months-plus contract includes vehicle rental of between 12 and 60 months including any livery or racking and full servicing, maintenance, and breakdown cover.

Launched as a key component in Northgate’s Drive to Zero fleet electrification programme, the new bundle initiative aims to help make it more straightforward for businesses switching to electric vehicles.

“Supporting our customers with their switch to EVs has always been important to Northgate,” said James Eustace, Northgate’s director of product and marketing.

“They said they wanted to take the complexity out of switching to electric light commercials which we have done.

“This is the first time an integrated package of this type has been made available for a single monthly price which we are very excited about.”

Fleet & Mobility Live, the biggest exhibition show in the fleet calendar, opened its doors today (Tuesday, October 11) at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event, which has been curated by the Fleet & Mobility Live Visitor Advisory Board (VAB) and is supported by headline sponsor SMS, features a packed schedule of presentations from key industry stakeholders and is open to visitors today (Tuesday, October 11) and tomorrow (Wednesday, October 12).

For more information on Fleet & Mobility Live and to claim your free ticket, click here.

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