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IMServ switches from vans to Kia Picantos for site visit agents

Energy data collection company IMServ is deploying a fleet of 51 Kia Picantos for its meter reading team, replacing the previous small vans used by the site visit agents.

Kia Picantos deployed by IMServ

IMServ is to roll out the 51 Picantos across its meter reading division.

The firm took the decision to make the switch to smaller, petrol-engined cars based on cost saving, environmental concerns, safety and comfort. Analysis by IMServ’s leasing provider Hitachi found the Picanto would serve perfectly for the role.

Liveried by Stafford-based company Bri-stor, the 51 Picantos were selected in ‘3’ trim level, which comes with the 1.25-litre petrol engine, and have mainly been specified with manual gearboxes, which bring emissions from 106g/km.

Kate Whitehouse, business support, environment, health, safety & sustainability manager at IMServ, commented: “We were looking for a vehicle which was not only an ergonomically comfortable drive, but one with all the safety and comfort features IMServ requires. The Kia Picanto stood out as the one which met all the requirements and testing the cars both at head office and in the field resulted in a unanimous decision being made. Now that we have seen the end product, including livery and Chapter 8, we are excited to see the cars roll out to represent IMServ.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.