Europcar UK, a subsidiary of Europcar Mobility Group, has been selected by Eversmart Energy to help mobilise its fleet of engineers.
The company has signed an agreement for a fleet of Europcar commercial vehicles on long term hire, which have been liveried with the Eversmart Energy brand.
Eversmart provides gas and electricity to homes throughout the UK and required a vehicle rental partner that could provide flexible and cost-effective transport solutions, enabling it to expand its operations without the financial and operational commitment of vehicle ownership.
Barney Cook, managing director of Eversmart Energy explained: “As a growing business, we want to stay agile and able to adapt as our customer needs change. We, therefore, wanted to avoid outright vehicle purchase or leasing which would lock us into the same fleet for a period of time. Instead, we believe that long-term vehicle hire gives us the flexibility to mobilise our team of 40 engineers.
“We needed to find a partner that could not only deliver a competitive price, but could also adapt as our business needs change. Europcar gave us the confidence that it would offer the flexibility we needed, providing a fleet of liveried vans that feature all the latest motoring technology to keep our engineers on the road. And, importantly, Europcar’s long-term hire service means we haven’t had to tie up capital in vehicle acquisition, meaning we can expand and change our fleet requirements as the business grows without incurring any financial penalties.”
Stuart Russell, director commercial vehicles, Europcar UK Group, added: “Eversmart Energy required a van rental partner that could be flexible as well as cost-effective which we can clearly deliver. We recognised that the emergent company needed to focus on other investments and wanted to eliminate the long-term commitment of vehicle ownership. By using our services, it can upscale its operations in line with business growth. We are looking forward to working with Eversmart to manage an effective transport solution that supports its business objectives.”