Northgate has launched its new EV bundle which enables customers on 12months+ contracts to rent an electric light commercial vehicle and charger for a single monthly payment.

It is the only electric LCV rental contract of its kind where a single monthly payment covers a fully maintained vehicle and a charger which Northgate has developed to make the switch to an EV as easy as possible for businesses and their drivers.

In addition to Northgate’s full-service rental proposal and wide choice of vehicles, the bundle includes installation of a 7kw charging unit. This will be supplied and installed by Northgate’s award-winning charging partner, ChargedEV which has more than 30,000 domestic installations to its name. All charging units come with servicing and maintenance included within the monthly bundle price.

Businesses also have access to an online platform for full visibility of their drivers charging use and a ‘company wallet’ function which can be used to set charging reimbursement plans. Within the platform a charging app allows the driver to access auto scheduled charging to take advantage of cheaper tariff hours.

The charging platform can set up multiple payment methods for drivers using both personal and business payment cards, which will help reduce administration time for the fleet manager.

Northgate’s 12months+ contract includes vehicle rental of between 12 and 60 months including any livery or racking and full servicing, maintenance, and breakdown cover. This fixed monthly cost approach improves cashflow and reduces upfront costs whilst still giving operators access to a range of flexible renting solutions such as telematics and fleet management.

Launched as a key component in Northgate’s award-winning Drive to Zero fleet electrification program, the new bundle initiative aims to help make it more straightforward for businesses switching to electric vehicles.

“Supporting our customers with their switch to EVs has always been important to Northgate. They said they wanted to take the complexity out of switching to electric light commercials which we have done.

“This is the first time an integrated package of this type has been made available for a single monthly price which we are very excited about,” said James Eustace, Northgate’s Director of Product and Marketing.

By Alison