"We are replacing our fleet, and the Mercedes Sprinter Van was chosen for several reasons including the state-of-the-art technology and safety features incorporated into the design as well as performance of the vehicle," MetroAtlanta’s Fleet Manager Ed Long said in a press release.
"The new Blue-TEC diesel engines will almost double our fuel efficiency without compromising performance, and it has proven to be one of if not the single most environmentally friendly and cleanest diesel engines in the world," Long said in the release.
The safety systems on the Mercedes Sprinter, which include acceleration skid control, anti-lock braking and stability control, make it very safe to drive, according to the release.
The units also have a technically new and computerized electronic brake distribution system, which helps maintain more control of the vehicle when having to maneuver in and out of traffic.
The company plans to replace the entire fleet of vehicles over the next two years.