The manager of the electricity network has just taken delivery of thirty or so 4×4 versions of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. A fleet for mountain interventions.
As manager of the French electricity network, Enedis is called upon to intervene on all terrains, even the most difficult ones. To carry out all its missions, the EDF subsidiary has a fleet of 18,000 vehicles consisting of company cars, vans, small and large vans. Access to the steepest areas requires elements with particular crossing and adherence qualities.
In particular, Enedis has chosen the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 since 2002. A long-standing interest that continues with the new generation of which 33 units were delivered in 2019. About sixty must follow by the end of 2020. ” Since the Sprinters of previous generations have been satisfied for almost twenty years, it seemed logical to continue with the new generation, and the market in terms of 4×4 vans in the PL version is limited. ‘exploitation is between 1 and 1.2 tons which requires the transition from 3T5 to the PL version , “ says Jean-Pierre Bouvet , referent vehicles and machinery at the headquarters of Enedis in La Defense (92).
For mountainous regions
The newcomers, 516 twin-wheeled vans animated by the block of 163 hp associated with an automatic transmission, are arranged by SD Services (shelves, lockers, drawers …). They are also equipped with a complete temporary signage (marking, flash sorting, beacon) and ladder gates (one of 6 and one of 8 meters).
“These units are located in mountainous regions, with winter conditions rather harsh and where access to the network is sometimes complicated due to weather conditions ,” says Jean-Pierre Bouvet. ” They are used for maintenance work on the distribution network. electricity, sometimes accompanied by a nacelle or an auxiliary crane, but also for repairs of the network 24/24 and 7 / 7j “.