In addition to cars and vans, we also offer leasing solutions for the MINIBUS LITE – a ground-breaking, multi-person vehicle that can be driven without the need for a specialist minibus licence.
MINIBUS LITE is available in a choice of 16 or 17 seats, and five specifications. Four of the five specifications can be driven without D1 entitlement on your licence.
About the MINIBUS LITE
Thousands of hours of research have gone into developing the MINIBUS LITE. Extensive use of weight saving materials has resulted in a 16 seater which is below 3.5 tonnes, the point at which a D1 licence is required.
- LITE on weight – MINIBUS LITE is built using the latest lightweight materials including lightweight seats to aid manual handling
- LITE on the environment – because MINIBUS LITE saves on fuel it lowers your carbon footprint. It is also built using recycled materials where possible
- LITE on fuel – a lightweight vehicle uses less fuel, so with more miles per gallon you will spend less at the pumps
- LITE on your licence – the lightweight vehicle means you don’t need to have a D1 licence to drive it (depending on specification). This means your organisation will save time and money on D1 training and test expenses
- LITE on your budget – competitive pricing, excellent economy and fewer driver restrictions means your money will go further
The MINIBUS LITE is available to lease for between three and five years.
What are the advantages of the MINIBUS LITE?
For many organisations (such as schools), MINIBUS LITE allows more staff to drive the minibus without incurring the cost of training for a D1 licence.
The majority of school minibuses need the driver to have D1 entitlement because the vehicles weigh over 3.5 tons. Training and test fees for a D1 licence will cost approximately £900 per person, as well as at least two days out of the office. Furthermore, the national pass rate for the D1 test is just 60%, so there is no guarantee your investment will be worthwhile and there is a strong chance a re-test will be required.
Multiply this sum for each employee and the figure quickly escalates. Over five years the additional cost of training four members of staff per year could be in excess of £18,000 – nearly the cost of a new minibus.
Wheelchair accessible versions
MINIBUS LITE is also available in a choice of three wheelchair accessible versions, each with 17 seats. Access to the vehicle is via a full-width ramp or an electric lift, which will take the wheelchair passenger into the rear of the vehicle. Four-point restraints and a three-point seatbelt keep the wheelchair passenger safe and secure.
MINIBUS LITE wheelchair accessible versions can take up to four wheelchair passengers. Agility Fleet also offers a wide range of mobility adaptations so we can tailor your MINIBUS LITE exactly to your requirements.