The demands by customers for rented vans can vary widely, depending on the intended area of application: transporting cartons, crates and general cargo, gravel, sand, construction rubble, fruit and vegetables or workers and their tools to the next construction site, make very different demands on the vehicle. The delivered vans belong to a total of 50 special-purpose vehicles – included for the first time in a Europcar order – with which the rental company wishes to extend its range of offers in the field of van leasing to meet such special customer requirements from the commercial sector. The vehicles are intended for use as rental vehicles on the German market.
The special-purpose vehicles include in particular variants of the
Mercedes-Benz best-seller and all-rounder, the Sprinter, equipped with body solutions for special applications in the logistics and construction industry. Some of the vehicles are equipped with a COOLER FLITZER® refrigerated body from Kiesling or a refrigerated box body from Kerstner for the transport of food and other heat-sensitive goods. The Sprinter with a three-way tipper body from Dautel is the specialist for the construction site. Other vehicles are supplied as versatile platform trucks with crewcabs, equipped with tarpaulins and bows. All the Sprinter special-purpose vans are 316 CDI models powered by 120 kW (163 hp) four-cylinder diesel engines (fuel consumption combined: 7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 187 g/km). These large vans are accompanied by the Vito Mixto 116 CDI with seating for up to six people and a great cargo volume (fuel consumption combined: 6.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 166 g/km). The special-purpose vans are to be initially deployed in the rental business of Europcar in Berlin and Hamburg on a trial basis, and then, if there is sufficient demand, at other German locations.