The new Nissan e-NV200 40kWh van is capable of travelling 124 miles between charges, based on the new, more realistic WLTP combined cycle – that’s a 60% increase in range. The average van in the UK covers 55 miles a day.
The Nissan e-NV200 van has a 705kg payload and enough cargo space for two Euro pallets.
Offering zero emissions mobility, low running and SMR costs, the UK’s best-selling pure electric van is exempt from road tax, the London Congestion Charge, and from all proposed LEZ (Low Emissions Zone) and ULEZ (Ultra Low Emissions Zone) charges.
And with low emissions zones and clean air charges planned for major cities including Oxford, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton, Birmingham and Leeds in the near future, the new Nissan e-NV200 40kWh offers the perfect solution for van operators nationwide.
Iker Lazzari, Fleet Director at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd, said: “With air quality and emissions very much in the news, now is the time to make the switch to electric and see for yourself just how much money you could save on your commercial vehicle operating costs.
“With grants to fund purchase and a whole suite of EV tax incentives, plus the refinement, low running costs and reliability that an electric van offers in daily use, the new e-NV200 is the perfect opportunity to move your fleet, and your business, forwards.”
Enhanced connectivity via the NissanConnect app means owners can digitally track and log driver reports, check information on battery charge level, start charging and set the vehicle’s climate control remotely, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.
The e-NV200 also features Nissan’s unique bi-directional charging technology, enabling operators to return excess energy stored in the battery back to the grid. This capability could help generate extra revenue from charging the van when energy costs are low, and selling back to the grid at peak times.
“The rise of online ordering has led to a sharp increase in the number of multi-drop deliveries nationwide, with some 2.5 billion parcels now delivered in the UK annually,” added Iker.
“The petrol and diesel currently used to deliver those parcels is costing more than ever and with cities taking the steps to improve air quality, the e-NV200 is the perfect choice for those businesses who want to make huge savings on their outgoings and avoid the costly implications of forthcoming emissions legislation changes.
Taking London as an example, where some 221,000 vans are currently registered, non-Euro-6 compliant vans will soon face a daily £24 charge to operate in some parts of the capital. That could add up to a whopping £5,500 per year bill before even a penny has been spent on fuel.
Multi-drop drivers currently using diesel vans will also benefit from savings on heavy wear items like starter motors and clutches and by not using fuel while ticking over.
Available in panel van and Evalia people-carrier versions, the new e-NV200 is priced from £18,599 (including government grant).
Nissan’s global electric vehicle sales jumped 10% last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling EV.
Customers bought 54,451 Nissan LEAFs in fiscal year 2017, a 15% increase from 47,423 a year earlier. Nissan has sold more than 320,000 LEAFs since the model was first introduced in 2010. It is now available in 51 markets worldwide.