Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has landed a new fleet deal with 15 ABT e-Transporter vans delivered to aviation detailing business, Up & Away. The all-electric fleet will be used by the team to transport equipment to and from airports across the UK.
Up & Away Aviation Detailing serves the UK’s private aircraft industry by offering a full range of interior and exterior valeting, and detailing services. The company has grown considerably since it was founded in 2006, and now operates a full team of operatives and staff at airports across the UK and Europe.
The new fleet of all-electric ABT e-Transporters features a bespoke livery and is converted with a tailored racking solution to store equipment securely in the vans.
The all-electric vans were chosen due to the premium brand alignment between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Up & Away. Additionally, Up & Away counts efficiency and sustainability as key business priorities, with the ABT e-Transporters helping it reach its carbon neutral targets.
Stefan Murphy, Managing Director for Up & Away Aviation Detailing, commented on the deal: “We needed a fleet of vans that represented us as a business; vans that looked and felt premium, offered utmost reliability and provided us with a sustainable solution to help us reach our goal to become carbon neutral. The ABT e-Transporter fits that brief expertly and we are delighted with our new fleet of vans.”
Rob Holdcroft, Head of Fleet for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, added: “We strive to work with our customers through every stage of the purchasing and aftersales experience and we are delighted to have been able to offer tailored, liveried premium vans to Up & Away Aviation Detailing as well as helping the business on its way to reach carbon neutral status. We look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”
The ABT e-Transporter was developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, combining quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging, and high load capacity. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles, with cargo space of 6.7m3. Flexible charging options allow for 80% charge in just 45 minutes.