Blind Veterans UK has taken delivery of six new Volkswagen Transporters, which have been specially converted to suit wheelchair needs.
The vehicles join the charity’s existing Transporters, two Caddys and two Crafter minibuses, which are used to transport members between their residential addresses and the two centres in Brighton, Sussex and Llandudno, Wales.
The Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle was chosen for its comfort and spacious interior as well as its standard-fit safety features, including Front Assist and City Emergency Braking.
The charity has also opted for BlueMotion Technology to be used across its fleet, bringing various features to offer higher fuel efficiency.
Gary Norman, operations lead at Blind Veterans UK, said: “Many of our veterans depend on us to get to and from our centres so a reliable fleet is an essential part of our service. We have a great relationship with JCB Group in Portslade who provide exceptional aftersales with service discounts, which is one of the many reasons we continue to stay loyal to the brand. We also believe it’s important to provide our drivers with a pleasant working environment so additional features, such as air conditioning and cruise control, are an added bonus for us.”