Nissan e-NV200 Electric
- Gross vehicle weight: 2,000 kg
- Payload: 703kg
- Load volume: 4.2 cu m
- Fuel economy (combined): n/a
- CO2 emissions: 0g/km
Price (ex-VAT): £21,775
HUGE strides forward have been made in the world of electric vans in the past few years, with Government incentives and the promise of low running costs with zero emissions.
The battle for acceptance of electric vans hasn’t been an easy one – but one manufacturer which has been in the forefront of promoting these vehicles is Nissan, which is now reaping the benefits of its huge investment in zero emissions driving.
So what makes the Nissan e-NV200 the right choice for environmentally-aware SMEs? Well, it’s probably the fact it makes doing the right thing, both easy and cost effective.
Firstly, look at the e-NV200 as a van like any other. It’s got a hefty 703kg payload, can accommodate two Euro pallets and boasts all the mod cons and creature comforts the modern driver demands.
It’s also got a range of 106 miles – more than enough to cover the vast majority of business van journeys made in the UK.
On top of that, it costs just two pence per mile to run and a lack of engine oil, fewer filters, no belts or clutch to replace or inspect and brake pads which last longer due to the effect of regenerative braking means a 40% reduction in maintenance costs.
All of this adds up to a greatly reduced total cost of ownership and means SMEs keen to do their bit for air quality and sustainability can finally do so without compromise and while making big savings.
Nissan operates a healthy vehicle bank covering all specification variants of the e-NV200 panel van and Combi to ensure customer orders are fulfilled in a prompt fashion – usually between five days and two weeks.
In the event that a vehicle needs to be ordered direct from the factory, the customer would take delivery within a maximum of 12 weeks.
One judge commented: “The eNV200 gives a fully practical alternatively-fuelled vehicle that ticks all the boxes. It makes economic sense to drive electric vans for the first time.”