Pimlico Plumbers, has renewed its fleet of vans with an order of 100 Volkswagen Transporters, which is estimates will save the company £330,000 each year on emission charges.
The deal means the plumbing company’s entire fleet is now fully compliant with the latest ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) restrictions in London, which is estimated to save the business over £330,000 each year on emissions charges – based on London’s ULEZ charge of £12.50 per working day per van.
Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers said: “With the updated congestion and ULEZ restrictions, and as a business that is constantly on the move, it is crucial that we have reliable vans that fit with all of the latest regulations so this new fleet of vans works perfectly for us.”
The 100 new Volkswagen Transporters will feature bespoke conversions, including Fleet Shield roof racks, an on-call light box, Track Vine Telematics for fleet, a wash basin and new vehicle racking.
The vans, which are being delivered over the coming months in batches of eight to ten, have been supplied by SMG Croydon.
Claire English, head of fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Services, commented: “We have worked carefully with Pimlico Plumbers to convert this fleet of vans to fit their exact needs including roof racks, fleet telematics and a wash basin in the back of each van.”
Pimlico Plumbers has continued to work throughout the COVID-19 crisis delivering critical work for customers. The business has also offered free emergency repairs to all NHS staff as a thank you for their efforts.
Mullins added: “It was around 35 years ago, after trying other vehicles, that we went with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and they’ve been an outstanding part of the business ever since. The vehicles have with no doubt been a big part of our success and ensured we have a recognisable presence across the city of London. They are smart and efficient and we are delighted to be updating our fleet of over 350 vans as we move into the next decade of the business.”