Efficiency makes Mercedes-Benz vans the Vital ingredient

Published:  24 August, 2015

A leading provider of low-carbon energy solutions has bought 30 Mercedes-Benz Citan 109 CDI long panel and nine Sprinter 313 CDI short panel vans.

Vital Energi says it has invested in the vehicles because, working in the low carbon sector, it needed to run a fleet with the best fuel economy and lowest emissions.

Group Fleet Manager Paul Carberry said: 'Energy efficiency is our field of expertise so naturally we expect our vehicles to be as sustainable as possible in terms of fuel use and exhaust emissions. The average carbon footprint per vehicle of our fleet is already way below the target specified by the European Union, and these new vans will only help to reinforce our position.

‘During my time in the transport industry I have experienced vehicles from most leading manufacturers and Mercedes-Benz vans are head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to reliability.'

The fact that we have access to round-the-clock support from the manufacturer's dedicated 24-hour dealer network is also a significant plus-point for Vital Energi's operational needs.

The vehicles have been delivered in batches over the past six months by Ciceley Commercials, the reigning Mercedes-Benz Van Dealer of the Year.

‘We've operated Sprinters for some years but until Mercedes-Benz launched the Citan a couple of years ago we always had to shop elsewhere for vehicles of this size,' said Paul Carberry.

‘We're delighted that now we can source all our vans from a single, reliable supplier.'

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