Citroen Nemo proves excellent fit for CAS fleet
The company, which has 19 depots, primarily in the Midlands and East Anglia, has bought 41 Nemo 1.4HDi LX vans and two Relay 35 L3H2 120 vans.
Supplied by Citroën dealer Duff Morgan, Norwich, the new Nemo vans were chosen for their fuel efficiency and low emissions. More Nemos are expected to join the CAS fleet later this year, which will mean that well over half of the company's 100+ delivery fleet will be made up of Nemos.
Peter Jipson, CAS operations manager, explained the company's reasons for plumping for the Nemo: 'CAS is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of its vehicle fleet, through driver training and the specification of state-of-the-art technology. As such, the Nemo – which is the UK's most fuel efficient van and has the lowest CO2 emissions for a high-cube LCV van – is an excellent fit for our business. We are delighted with the Nemo's 60+mpg fuel economy capability on our multi-drop delivery pattern and its low cost of operation – while our drivers benefit from a high level of comfort and safety equipment.'
The CAS Nemos are specified with the optional Extenso folding passenger seat, which provides a flat load deck length of almost 2.5m. This allows CAS to carry exhaust pipes and other long parts safely and conveniently within the vehicle.
CAS also specifies its Nemos with optional rear glazed doors and has bought LX specification model for the benefits of remote central locking, nearside side loading door and a fully adjustable driver's seat and steering column.
CAS – a founder member of the UK Parts Alliance, the largest UK-based organisation in the supply of automotive parts – will keep its Nemos for four years. During this time they will be used on an intensive multi-drop operation, delivering OE quality parts from the world's leading suppliers – such as Bosch, Delphi, LuK, Mann, Monroe, Shell and Valvoline – to automotive repair sector garages, fast-fit outlets, retail motor factors and other customers.