A long-term hire agreement to provide vans to energy company Eversmart Energy has been signed by Europcar.

The vans have been liveried with the Eversmart brand, and will be used by its team of engineers.

Eversmart said it needed a rental partner that could provide flexible and cost-effective transport solutions to support its growth strategy.

Eversmart managing director Barney Cook (second left) said: “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.”

Cook said Eversmart wanted a rental partner that could adapt to changing business needs.

He continued: “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.”

Europcar UK director of commercial vehicles Stuart Russell (left) said: “Eversmart 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.”