Citroen C1 Delivering Meals on Wheels
The C1 VTRs, which are equipped with air conditioning and remote central locking as standard, have their rear seats removed and a ply load compartment floor fitted to enable them to carry up to four specially insulated boxes. They will be part of an ever-growing fleet that delivers meals to some 2,000 clients throughout Hertfordshire. The addition of the C1s is part of a move to provide an even more environmentally respectful service in urban areas, as well as delivering other benefits to the organisation.
“We are very pleased with our current fleet of Citroën Berlingo First vans, but with our new responsibilities in Hertfordshire we have taken the opportunity to add some new vehicles to our fleet. The Citroen C1s will help us to deliver an excellent service to our customers, whilst reducing energy consumption and reducing our costs. We have now moved some of our Berlingo First vans to cover new, longer rounds in Welwyn and Hatfield. The cars are used to deliver hot meals on shorter rounds in and around St Albans,” said Sarah Wren, HCM Chief Executive.
Carrying four boxes at a time, the C1 will deliver to some 30 households each day. The five cars are being operated on Citroen Contract Motoring three year, 30,000 mile, contract hire agreements. At the end of their service life, the C1 cars are easily converted back to standard specification with minimal work.