Media and entertainment company Sky has procured 11 electric eVito model vans from Mercedes-Benz as part of its ambition to reach net zero carbon by 2030.
The eVito model is equipped with a 66kWH battery to enable rapid DC charging and has a reported 162-mile (260-km) range and will enter service as part of the company’s engineer fleet.
Lorraine McNiven, fleet operations manager at Sky, said: “The eVito is a 100% electric model that means there is no need for us to compromise while taking a greener path.
“The size and specifications of the vehicle make it an ideal workspace for our engineers once it has been customised to our needs by Bott, and we can enjoy the confidence that comes with Mercedes-Benz manufacturing.”
The 11 vehicles have been converted by van racking and conversion firm Bott, meaning they are now equipped with the racking and telematics systems needed by Sky, as well as company branding.
Carol Kirk, vans fleet business manager, Midlands and South at Mercedes-Benz UK, said: “We are thrilled that Sky has selected the eVito as a perfect combination of fantastic practicality, extensive range and, best of all, zero emissions.
“The new model is proving popular with business customers from sole traders to large corporations; there seems to be very little the eVito cannot handle.”
Midlands Truck and Van, an approved Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealership for the West Midlands and Shropshire regions, will support the delivery of the new vans to the engineers, including a handover process providing a product overview, charging guides and driving style tips.