THE Ergro Group, which operates a 35-strong fleet from its Dartford HQ, has put a Nissan e-NV200 into service with its air conditioning service division engineers operating across London and the South East.
Undertaking the £2 Challenge from Nissan, Ergro engineer Charlie Morgan drove the fully loaded e-NV200 from the company’s Dartford base to central London where he completed a full day’s worth of service calls before heading back. At the end of the day, he had used just £1.20’s worth of the vehicle’s full £2 charge.
Speaking after the challenge, Ergro chairman, Chris Wollen, said, “We’ve been really impressed by the e-NV200 and what it can do. The running costs speak for themselves and are a real no-brainer but there’s a lot more to this van than cost savings.
“As a company that takes the sustainability of its fleet very seriously, we’ll definitely take a very close look at the e-NV200 when we next buy vehicles.”
Based on the Nissan NV200 – International Van of the Year 2010 – and utilising the proven technology of the record breaking Nissan LEAF, the new e-NV200 costs just two pence per mile to run and don’t pay a congestion charge.
It is priced from £13,393 in panel van form incorporating PiVG offers a class-leading 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload.