Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced the ABT e-Transporter van onto its Mobile Service Clinic fleet.
The new electric commercial vehicle will be used to provide remote, zero-emission, expert servicing to businesses as part of the brand’s ‘Working with You’ promise.
The zero-emission van will be in operation later this year, with a range of 75 miles off a single charge allowing Volkswagen trained technicians to reach businesses all over London, including those located in zero-emission zones, and reduce their downtime.
Similar to the existing fleet of Mobile Service Clinic vans, the ABT e-Transporter is specifically tailored to the needs of its customers. The panel van is kitted out with an array of on-board tools including compressed air jacks and even a hand wash basin.
The ABT e-Transporter conversion features solar panels fixed to its roof that sustainably power the vehicle’s interior electrics with no requirement for an additional battery unit.
The vehicle has been provided by Alan Day Volkswagen, a long-term franchise partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, providing premium customer service since 1972, and is the first Van Centre to add an ABT e-Transporter to its lineup of Mobile Service Clinics.
John McNally, aftersales manager at Alan Day Volkswagen, 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.”
James Allitt, head of aftersales for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, commented: “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.”