350 electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans are joining the fleet of Northgate Vehicle Hire during 2022.

Northgate said the deal made it the first UK rental company to offer the new eVito to its customers, with the first of the new vehicles due to go into service within the next few weeks.

The company said the new vans formed part of its Drive to Zero fleet electrification initiative, a proposition designed to ease the transition to electric LCVs. This includes a fleet suitability analysis, the provision of turnkey charging solutions including infrastructure management via sister company ChargedEV, servicing, maintenance, and driver training support.

Northgate sales and marketing director Neil McCrossan said: “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 eVito vans. We are proud to be the first mobility solutions provider to offer these state-of-the-art electric vans in the UK.

“The ongoing analysis of the mileage data produced across our customers’ fleets proves that the range provided by the eVito is more than practical for their daily usage. 

“With a good payload and six cubic metres of available load space the eVito is already proving a popular choice with companies looking to onboard their first EVs to their fleets.”