Mercedes-Benz launches Van Rental service in Germany


Mercedes-Benz has launched van rental service in Germany, under Mercedes-Benz Vans Mobility GmbH (MBVM), a new Daimler subsidiary. The rental service goes by the name “Mercedes-Benz Van Rental” and is primarily aimed at commercial van customers.

In volatile markets and times, speed and flexibility are essential factors for the success of a business. Setting up your own fleet to tackle sudden order spikes appropriately and profitably is a complex task that requires great administrative effort, and calls for innovative ownership and rental arrangements. This is where the rental service comes in, says Merc.

The van rental portfolio includes innovative options, covering periods from 24 hours to several months. Two different rental tariffs are available, each offering a different degree of flexibility and individualization. At a slightly higher price, the “Flex Tariff”, designed for short-term rentals, promises to offer customers maximum flexibility when it comes to exchanging the vehicle or returning it early if the van is not needed for as long as originally planned. Standard vehicles can be rented under this tariff. A weekend tariff means that the service will also be of interest to private customers who want to rent a van on a short-term basis.

The “Fix Tariff”, on the other hand, offers longer-term rental periods from upwards of three months with a high degree of individualization regarding the rented vans: from individual sector solutions (e.g. refrigerated vans) to customer decals, there are plenty of possibilities on offer. With this tariff, however, returning the vehicle early incurs an additional fee. Further rental options will gradually be added to the portfolio allowing for even more flexibility. These add-on services are to include, for example, insurance options to cover international trips or additional drivers and the possibility of one-way rental. Mercedes promises their customers full transparency of costs.

Mercedes-Benz Van Rental is initially being introduced in Germany and is linked to existing rental points, for example Mercedes-Benz sales and service outlets and Mercedes-Benz partners. In the next stage, the company is planning to offer the portfolio in other European countries and the United States.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Mobility GmbH (MBVM) was founded as part of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ strategic future initiative adVANce and operates under the umbrella of Daimler Financial Services AG.

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