Hire firm Europcar is adding 100 new Citroen Berlingo vans to its nationwide fleet.

The new Berlingos are in mid-range Enterprise trim, said to be in response to increased demand for higher-spec vans with plenty of standard equipment.

Europcar is also introducing several Berlingo Electric vans, to meet demand for zero-emission vehicles for last-mile deliveries and from fleets operating in low-emission zones.

PSA Group fleet sales director Martin Gurney 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.

“The Enterprise versions of the new Berlingo van give Europcar customers all they could wish for.”

Europcar director of commercial vehicles Stuart Russell said: “The commercial vehicle needs of businesses have changed significantly in a very short space of time.

“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.”