Alan Day Group is set to launch a pure electric ABT Volkswagen e-Transporter 6.1 onto VW’s Mobile Service Clinic fleet to offer zero-emission maintenance to London-based customers.
Part of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles ‘Working with You’ promise, the EV made its public debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2021 and will deliver a range of 75 miles to allow the retailer’s support team to reach customers across the capital.
The panel van is kitted out with an array of on-board tools including compressed air jacks and even a hand wash basin.
It also features solar panels fixed to its roof that sustainably power the vehicle’s interior electrics with no requirement for an additional battery unit.
John McNally, Alan Day Volkswagen’s aftersales manager, said: “At Alan Day, we are committed to minimising our carbon footprint and reducing vehicle emissions.
“We are based in London, within the ULEZ zone, so with the addition of the Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter, our expert technicians can service our customers all over the capital.
“The past 18 months have shown how unique our customers’ needs can be and how much of a lifeline their vehicles are.
“With this Mobile Service Clinic, we are now in a position to service a vehicle at a customer’s home if they are shielding or feel tentative about visiting a dealership.”
VW said that vehicle downtime costs businesses up to £500 per van.
With its specially converted Mobile Service Clinics, however, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ expert technicians are able to carry out service work, inspections, A/C servicing, MOT repairs, minor warranty work and software updates remotely, while the vehicles are not being used.
James Allitt, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ head of aftersales, said: “We are delighted to announce the first electric van as part of our Mobile Service Clinic offering.
“The addition of the Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter marks a significant milestone in the electrification of our fleet, ahead of the ID. BUZZ Cargo in 2022.”