As part of its ongoing commitment to the electrification of its customers’ fleets, Northgate Vehicle Hire is taking delivery of 350 of the latest Mercedes Benz e-Vito electric vans during 2022.

Thanks to its partnership with Mercedes Benz, Northgate is the first UK rental company to offer the new Vito to its customers, with the first vehicles due to hit the UK’s roads within the next few weeks.

The new e-Vito promises a range of up to 162 miles and comes with DC rapid charging ability of 0-80% in just 35 minutes. With a gross vehicle weight of 3,200kg and a payload of up to 807kg, the e-Vito is an ideal zero emission van for both fleets and SMEs.

“After the huge success onboarding electric panel vans with our customers in 2021, we are continuing to grow our eLCV fleet with the provision of 350 new Mercedes e-Vito vans. We are proud to be the first mobility solutions provider to offer these state-of-the-art electric vans in the UK,” said Neil McCrossan, Northgate’s Sales and Marketing Director.

Taking delivery of the new e-Vito forms part of Northgate’s wider drive towards fleet electrification, entitled Drive to Zero. The proposition was developed to ease the transition to electric LCVs and includes A fleet suitability analysis, the provision of turnkey charging solutions including infrastructure management – via its charging sister company ChargedEV – as well as servicing, maintenance, and driver training support.

“The ongoing analysis of the mileage data produced across our customers’ fleets proves that the range provided by the e-Vito is more than practical for their daily usage. With a good payload and six cubic metres of available load space the e-Vito is already proving a popular choice with companies looking to onboard their first EVs to their fleets,” said McCrossan.