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The University of Birmingham is one of the early adopters of the all-electric Nissan e-NV200
The University of Birmingham is one of the early adopters of the all-electric Nissan e-NV200

THE University of Birmingham was one of the first fleet operators in the UK to order the Nissan e-NV200, which is now in campus service on postal duties.

The Nissan e-NV200, which can cover 106-miles on a single charge and costs just two pence per mile to run, is now enrolled as part of a 98-strong fleet believed to be one of the most sustainable in the country.

Offering true zero-emissions mobility, the Nissan e-NV200 will contribute to the university’s strict carbon management plan and help it qualify for additional funding from the Higher Education Funding Council.

Monica Guise, University of Birmingham’s Post, Portering and Transport Manager said: “We had been eagerly awaiting the launch of the e-NV200 for about two years and we were delighted to be the first to place and take delivery.

“We’ve been really impressed by its performance, versatility and handling.

“The van will only cover about 4,000 miles per year, doing 25-35 miles per day, so we only need to charge it a couple of times a week. But in terms of the emissions, the e-NV200 will help us deliver on our environmental commitments and will play a big role us meeting the carbon targets that trigger additional central funding.”

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