- UK sales of Nissan e-NV200 increase by 200% as business leaders switch to zero emission deliveries
- e-NV200 tops zero-emissions LCV sales in 10 European markets, including UK, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands
- The Nissan e-NV200’s environmental credentials and practicality attracts fleet customers including DHL, Chronopost, in adddition to private hire businesses
LONDON, UK (June 14, 2019) – UK sales of the fully electric Nissan e-NV200 have increased by 200% in 2019 as small business leaders look to increase fleet efficiency and reduce costs, amid changing emissions legislation and the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
The surging demand echoes the results of a recent Nissan survey, showing that 24% of UK small businesses expect van fleets to be fully electric within a decade*.
1 in 3 UK van fleet operators also say that business efficiency is their main motivation when adopting new technologies, followed by cost saving (17%). The e-NV200 is perfect for addressing this demand, with running costs from 2p per mile, and zero tailpipe emissions that ensure the vehicle is exempt from low emission charge zones.
Paolo D'Ettore, Director LCV Business Unit Nissan Europe, said “The success of e-NV200 truly demonstrates that we have the right product at the right time. The acceleration of fleet electrification – especially in city centres – is a challenge for our customers, so we recognise the need to work with them and provide the optimal ecosystem to support a smooth transition to electric vehicles.
“Thanks to its intelligent design and zero-emissions powertrain, the Nissan e-NV200 is the perfect tool to help businesses maximise their operational success and contribute to a more sustainable future.”
With particularly high demand from last-mile delivery businesses the 40kW e-NV200 has posted record sales across Europe, with over 10,000 orders since its introduction in February 2018.
This success builds upon the versatile Nissan e-NV200’s status as the best-selling zero-emissions LCV in 10 markets across Europe last year – including the UK, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands.
Since it was first launched in 2014, the Nissan e-NV200 has enjoyed sales success across Europe, with over 20,000 new vehicles delivered to customers. Alongside the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 is at the forefront of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy, employing intelligent power, intelligent driving and intelligent integration to contribute towards a more efficient and connected society.
Strong availability on the 40kW e-NV200 also means customers who order one could get behind the wheel in three months.
For more information on the Nissan e-NV200 range, please visit: www.nissan.co.uk/env200
*Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi LCV Business survey (Feb 2019) of over 500 UK small businesses
**Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare figures with vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. The electric range shown achieved using the new (WLTP) test procedure. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Actual real world driving results may vary depending on factors such as the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted after registration, weather conditions, driving styles and vehicle load.
***Figures quoted are for a 40kWh battery. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated home (or office) charging requires use of a 32 A / 6.6 kWh (7kW) wall box. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger.
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ABOUT NISSAN IN THE UK
- Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, Infiniti Q30 and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
- Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
- Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than 9 million units with 80 per cent of production exported to over 100 markets worldwide
- Total investment made and announced since then is over £4.0 billion
- 495,645 units were produced at Sunderland plant in 2017
- Employment in Nissan’s UK design studio (Paddington, London), technical centre (Cranfield Bedfordshire), manufacturing plant (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) and sales and marketing operations (Maple Cross, Hertfordshire) now totals more than 8,000.
- A further 28,000 jobs in Nissan’s UK supply chain and 4,000 in its UK dealer network takes the total British jobs supported by Nissan to more than 40,000
ABOUT NISSAN IN EUROPE
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