EUROPCAR is in the process of adding 100 New Citroën Berlingo Van models to its nationwide hire fleet, including electric models.
Responding to increased demand from business users for high-specification vans, Europcar Mobility Group UK has chosen the Berlingo because of its high specification.
Standard features include air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cruise control, speed limiter, automatic electronic parking brake, alarm, one-touch electric windows, heated and electrically-operated folding door mirrors, front fog lights with cornering function and tyre pressure monitoring.
Citroën’s EXTENSO modular folding passenger bench seat with pivoting writing table and load-through bulkhead, 8-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorScreen also mean that drivers have a flexible and connected working space.
Europcar Mobility Group UK is also receiving more interest in zero-emission vehicles for “Last Mile” deliveries and van fleets operating in low-emission zones. The Citroën Berlingo Electric will qualify for a 100% discount when the new London Ultra-Low Emission Zone comes into force in April 2019.
Martin Gurney, Groupe PSA Fleet Sales Director, said: “The van rental market is changing. Organisations that use rental vehicles for extended periods are looking for specification that will enhance their drivers’ safe and comfortable working environment, while private van rental customers expect the comfort and convenience features of a modern car.”
Stuart Russell, Director of Commercial Vehicles, Europcar Mobility Group UK. “There’s a high focus on driver efficiency – particularly in relation to deliveries, but also in respect of the day to day job while on the road.
“Features in the New Berlingo Van such as air-con and cruise control can make driving a much more pleasant experience. But it’s the rear parking sensors that stand out for me. They don’t cost businesses any extra and can save hundreds of pounds a year, giving drivers a level of safety and security above and beyond what they’re used to.”