VMS Fleet Management Ltd and Clarks Vehicle Conversions have unveiled the first Maxus eDeliver9 Welfare Van that will be joining VMS Fleet Management’s contract hire fleet, to assist various VMS clients.
The Maxus eDeliver 9 vehicle was supplied to VMS Fleet Management by MAR Vehicle Solutions before heading to Clarks Vehicle Conversions to be N2 Type Approved under the GB National Approval scheme.
The features of the new Maxus eDeliver9 Welfare Van include:
- Standard welfare features, including a microwave, water boiler, dining table/desk, interior lighting, bathroom
- Accommodates up to 7x100kg of people, plus additional 250kg of weight
- Clever access points to vehicle and power elements
- Solar power set up supporting a lithium welfare system -charging when the vehicle charges
The vehicle on test has a WLP range of 185 miles and a maximum range of up to 212miles on a single charge dependent on route topography, load and driving style. Ideal for all aspects of looking after transient workforce , the Maxus eDeliver9 also has the layout and capability for traditional highway work.
VMS has invested heavily in its EV fleet as the business is looking to aid customers in making the decision to ‘go electric’ and become more sustainable in the future. This vehicle also adds to the bespoke conversions that VMS often creates, to be able to deliver new innovations to its customers.
Martin James, Managing Director of VMS Fleet Management said: “After months of working closely with our partners Clarks Vehicles Conversions, I am so proud to say that we can unveil the UK’s first Maxus eDeliver9 Welfare Van. Huge thanks to MAR Vehicle Solutions for helping us secure this vehicle so that we could transform it for our clients to utilise in the future.
The Maxus eDeliver9 is an innovative, low emission vehicle and converting this into a Welfare Van has extended its use across various sectors. We’re glad to be able to add this innovative vehicle to our contract hire fleet for customers from all different industries to enjoy in the future.”
David Chilvers, Head of Sales at Clarks Vehicle Conversions, said: “It’s been a real pleasure helping our longstanding customer VMS create this new generation welfare van. We pride ourselves as a business on listening to our clients and coming up with a solution that meets their needs and that’s what we did with this particular conversion.
The Mauxs Edeliver9 is an ideal option for the EV welfare market and the advances we’ve made to the vehicle build show how the industry is changing and moving forward. Driving this van is an intuitive and tactile experience, we look forward to continue developing our offering to VMS and their customers in the future.”
Formed in 2002, Hertfordshire-based VMS has grown from offering accident and vehicle management, to providing a full range of contract hire and fleet management solutions, together with a wide range of support services. VMS currently operates in excess of 6000 vehicles in its overall fleet, with over 2000 vehicles in its rental fleet alone.