ETRUX Places Multi-Million Pound Order With Magtec For Fleet of 7.5 Tonne Electric Trucks

ETRUX, the advanced manufacturer and commercial vehicle specialist, has placed a multi-million pound order with Magtec for a fleet of MEV75s, the new 7.5 tonne electric truck approved for use in the UK.

The MEV75 is designed for daily urban operations including last-mile logistics, waste collection and refrigerated deliveries and is ideal for low emission zones. The standard 80kWh version has a range of up to 100km, a charge time of up to four hours and a life cycle of up to 10 years.

The deal with electric vehicle drive manufacturer Magtec represents the largest single order to date for the vehicle. Full ratification for use in the UK means it is eligible for a government plug-in grant, offering fleet managers a discounted purchase price and reduced monthly finance option.

ETRUX is a leading vehicle conversion specialist and rental fleet operator which helps public and private sector organisations to reduce carbon emissions in their fleet operations. It will make the MEV75 available to customers through its extensive and growing sales network.

The MEV75 utilises an Isuzu glider chassis and is equipped with a full electric drive system designed and manufactured by Magtec in the UK. ETRUX has developed a range of Luton, refrigerated, curtainsider and drop side options for the vehicle.

This ongoing commitment to the development of quality products that help reduce emissions is something that Gerard Galvin, managing director of ETRUX is passionate about, he said: “We are hugely excited to be offering the MEV75 to fleet operators, which will help them to meet net zero targets. This groundbreaking agreement with Magtec signifies our commitment to the advancement of the market for electric commercial vehicles.”

Magtec secured GB Small Series Approval for the MEV75 earlier this year in a significant milestone for the company. The scheme is applicable for manufacturers wishing to place vehicles and components on the market in Great Britain.

Andrew Gilligan, managing director of Magtec, said: “We are thrilled to be working with ETRUX and helping to meet increasing demand for zero emissions transport. We are very proud of the MEV75, which is the ideal solution for clean urban logistics operations.”

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Top Reasons Why You Should Rent Your Vehicle Fleet

To rent or not to rent? That is the question most fleet managers and transport operators are asking themselves in a bid to curb rising overhead costs and, in an attempt, to make life a little bit easier.

As a rental and leasing company serving a breadth of companies across numerous sectors, the ETRUX team has a great deal of knowledge about the advantages that renting a vehicle fleet can bring – which is what we’re turning our attention to in this month’s blog post.

Added Flexibility

Owning and running a business is tough so any option that adds flexibility is always welcomed. The current economic climate is unpredictable and there will be occasions when operations will need to be scaled up or scaled down depending on workloads, and that’s where renting a vehicle can be very beneficial. You can add additional vehicles to your fleet by signing a short-term lease and return them when you no longer need them – what could be more flexible than that?

Reduced Costs

It’s no secret that purchasing vehicles is an expensive investment but signing a rental contract means that you only pay for what you need. Whether you require a vehicle for a few days, a few months or a few years, renting enables you to find a solution that meets your needs without wasting valuable funds.

Plus the fact that the ETRUX hire package covers the cost of maintenance, tyres, RFL,  breakdown cover and accident management which is another load off your mind.

Increased Reliability

Ensuring that vehicles are reliable is another very important factor for businesses. At ETRUX, our rental fleet is all under a year old, meaning increased reliability and less down time if a vehicle is ever off the road. Of course, difficulties can occur with a vehicle of any age, but with a younger vehicle it’s less likely to happen, which is why we only keep our vehicles for 12 months to keep the fleet fresh, new and reliable.


Deciding to rent your vehicle fleet opens up a lot more choice depending on your business’ specific needs and requirements. For instance, if you’re a food haulage firm, you may need temperature-controlled vehicles to ensure that your load arrives fresh at its destination. Or, if you’re a removal company, a Luton box van may be more applicable to your business.

The bottom line is that whatever your business specialises in, you have the choice of renting a vehicle that best suits your needs, and ETRUX has the ability to move quickly on bespoke conversions with our in-house engineering experts if you require something a bit different.

We recognise that renting a vehicle fleet may not be the right solution for every business, but it certainly offers a world of possibility, flexibility and cost efficiency for many.

If you would like to find out more about ETRUX’s vehicle rentals visit: or call: 0330 912 1467 to speak to a member of our expert team.


If you have any questions about our van conversions or any of our other services and solutions please do not hesitate to get in touch.