The decision for our new van fleet to switch to Volkswagen was taken because of their unparalleled reliability. Two types of van, the VW Transporter T.6.1 and the new VW Caddy 5 will reduce off-road time and increase operational efficiency.
Unplanned maintenance is one of the fleet department’s principal challenges with administrative time lost for a variety of reasons, such as arranging recoveries, spare vehicle logistics, and downtime. The new fleet will keep maintenance to a minimum as well as being much more sustainable, as they are equipped with the latest VW euro 6.2 emission compliant engines and provide a 5% real-world increase in fuel economy over competitors.
Not only that, but the new vehicles are far more ergonomic. Equipped with lumbar support seats, A/C, rear parking, and mobile phone integration to ensure comfort and safety on long-distance journeys.
Purchasing vehicles, including this new van fleet, is one of our major expenditures since we buy them outright. So, we take great care that all of our vans are maintained and surpass manufacturer requirements. As we continue to dispose of our older, more troublesome assets we will see a reduction of around £5-10k per month in direct maintenance costs.
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