A number of electric and hybrid vehicles will be on display at this year’s Fleet & Mobility Live event, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC on October 5-6.
The annual Fleet & Mobility Live event is returning to a physical format this year, meaning delegates can see the latest electric and hybrid cars and vans in the flesh and learn more about them from brand representatives.
Among the highlights at the show will be the public debut of the new Nissan Townstar, the brand’s recently revealed compact van. The Townstar will replace the NV250 and e-NV200 in Nissan’s line-up, offering a choice of petrol or electric powertrains.
Featuring up to 3.9 square-meters of cargo space with a swivelling partition that increases available cargo space for long items, the new compact van can transport two Euro pallets and 800Kg of cargo with ease and has an up to 1,500Kg towing capacity.
Ford will also be in attendance, showcasing the Transit Custom PHEV, Kuga PHEV and Mustang Mach-E.
Neil Wilson, fleet director at Ford of Britain, said: “Fleet and Mobility Live is a great opportunity for us to speak directly with our customers, and equally gives them a voice to share what’s most important to them and their businesses. At a time when we’re seeing a monumental shift into hybrid and all-electric vehicles, across passenger and commercial vehicles, it is our job at Fleet and Mobility Live to help customers make the right choice to suit their needs.”
Rob Morris, head of fleet and remarketing at Volvo, and the Volvo fleet team will be on stand B30, where visitors can stop for a coffee and Swedish pastry and get the latest update on Volvo’s progress towards its goal of going all-electric by 2030.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, which is already proving to be popular with fleets, will be on display on the Volvo stand, offering up to 259 miles of range and with Google built-in.
As well as the Volvo pure electric offering, delegates can learn more about the Volvo next generation plug-in hybrid range, with both the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid and the XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid on display.
Volvo’s expert fleet and business team will be available to assist with any questions about the Volvo range and around moving to an electrified fleet.
Polestar will be offering Polestar 2 test drives at the event, which visitors can book upon arrival on a first come, first serve basis by visiting the brand’s stand.
Matt Hawkins, head of sales at Polestar, said: “Fleet & Mobility Live has always been a fantastic opportunity for people to learn from the experts about fleet management and how to drive an organisation’s objectives forward.
“This year it is more important than ever, as climate targets and electrification grow even more in importance, and fleets are adapting to changing demands. For Polestar, Fleet & Mobility Live is an unique opportunity to further demonstrate the positive aspects of electrification. Fleet Management is often associated with legislative change, taxation, policy and cost management, all of which are vitally important. But the opportunity to see and test drive Polestar 2 for the first time while at the event brings some fun and helps to refocus on the fact that EVs are amazing cars that drivers should be excited at the prospect of transitioning in to.
“Polestar is looking forward to discussing fleet objectives and electrification with all types of delegates over thetwo2 days to give some insight on how we can support fleets in a truly collaborative way.”
As well as seeing the latest vehicles and products, the event offers plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be a range of seminars, with more than 20 expert speakers present across the two-day event.
The safety of visitors, exhibitors and staff is the top priority for Fleet News and the NEC, and a series of robust measures will be in place to protect everyone. Fleet decision-makers and suppliers will be able to attend the event in complete confidence.
The agenda for Fleet & Mobility Live is now available to view and registrations are open and free to fleet decision makers.