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Meridian branches into hybrid medium-term rentals

By / 7 months ago / UK News / No Comments

Meridian Vehicle Solutions is to start offering hybrids on its medium-term rental fleet with the possibility of adding electric vehicles too.

BMW 530e iPerformance

Meridian plans to offer the BMW 5-Series diesel, petrol and hybrid from April

The firm said it was moving away from its previous diesel-only fleet status as changing customer appetites prompted it to cover new fuel types.

This includes the BMW 5 Series, which will be offered by Meridian in diesel, petrol and hybrid versions from April.

Managing director Phil Jerome said: “The fact is that hybrid versions of some of our most popular models are in very high demand and, if we could buy them, we would put them on the fleet. However, over time, we intend to offer all over our most popular model ranges in all three fuel configurations.”

Jerome added that Meridian was also starting to consider offering a small selection of EVs.

“This is something that we are monitoring. At the moment, we simply don’t get asked about these vehicles but the experience of the last 12 months shows how quickly the situation regarding fleet fuel preferences can change, so we are on a watching brief.”

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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.