Sky goes zero with new Mercedes-Benz eVito
Main media and leisure firm Sky has bought 11 new Mercedes-Benz eVito electrical panel vans – as a part of its drive to go web zero carbon by 2030.
Sky opted for the newest eVito van, that includes a 66kWH battery with fast DC charging, because of its 162-mile vary and flexibility.
The electric vans might be utilized by engineers to service TV and broadband prospects throughout the UK.
All 11 autos have been transformed by Leicestershire-based Bott to include the bespoke racking and telematics methods required by Sky and spectacular graphic wraps recognisable to the general public.
The acquisition, made with the assistance of Seller Midlands Truck & Van, aligns with the Sky Zero mission; to chop its carbon emissions and people of its suppliers by not less than 50% throughout the subsequent seven years whereas inspiring folks to “#GoZero”.
Lorraine McNiven, Fleet Operations Supervisor at Sky, mentioned: “The eVito is a 100% electrical mannequin which means there isn’t any want for us to compromise whereas taking a greener path.
“The dimensions and specs of the car make it a perfect workspace for our engineers as soon as it has been customised to our wants by Bott, and we are able to benefit from the confidence that comes with Mercedes-Benz manufacturing.”
Rob Hannam, Head of Fleet at Unipart Logistics, which works with Sky as a restore and customer support companion, mentioned: “There are only a few electrical panel vans in the marketplace, and even fewer which might be appropriate for carrying the tools engineers want to repair issues rapidly – so the eVito was the apparent selection.
“I’m positive drivers will love its wonderful dealing with and luxury, whereas most significantly the brand new car will assist Sky lower its carbon footprint even additional.”
Carol Kirk, Vans Fleet Enterprise Supervisor, Midlands and South at Mercedes-Benz UK, mentioned: “We’re thrilled that Sky has chosen the eVito as an ideal mixture of improbable practicality, intensive vary and, better of all, zero emissions.
“The brand new mannequin is proving widespread with enterprise prospects from sole merchants to giant companies; there appears to be little or no the eVito can not deal with.
“Ben Redding and the staff at Midlands Truck & Van have been wonderful in supporting Rob Hannam and have labored with all events to organize and ship the autos for conversion to Bott, and can additional help within the onward supply to the engineers with a full handover.
“This very important service will embrace an in-depth product overview, charging guides and driving fashion suggestions, offering Sky engineers with a useful schooling into the world of electrical mobility, in addition to the entire options and advantages the eVito has to supply.”