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Nissan e-NV200 Shows Its Top Banana

Fruit 4 London a leading fruit delivery firm has proven to fleet operators and business van users just how much juice they can expect to squeeze from Nissan’s 100% electric e-NV200 in the freshest installment of Nissan’s £2 Challenge.

The London firm put the e-NV200 model to the test on a busy day of deliveries across the capital to see how far a charge costing for just a couple of quid would take them.

It started with a full load at New Spitalfields Market in the East End, company director Laszlo Mulato drove a total of 36.6 miles and made 15 deliveries before returning to the depot with 50 percent of the vehicles charge remaining.

The company are expected to make 3,900 deliveries a year, covering almost 10,000 miles for a total electricity bill of just £260 based on the e-NV200 performance during its deliveries.

With the van’s zero emissions performance it means the company would also benefit from congestion charge exemption, saving hundreds of pounds more across the year.

Laszlo Mulato, Director of Fruit 4 London, said: “This challenge really opened our eyes to the benefits of moving towards an electric fleet and the e-NV200 in particular.

“It’s shown us just how much we could save by making the transition and, as a small business, it’s hard to argue with figures like that.

“We were also really impressed to see first hand how the e-NV200 could help us win new business, with many of our biggest clients and potential customers expressing a preference to work with green-minded suppliers.”

The Nissan NV200, a former International Van of the Year, combines the technology of the British-built Nissan LEAF – the best selling electric car it can cover 106 miles on a single charge, and can be charged from zero to 80% in as little as 30 minutes, and it costs just two pence per mile to run.

Aswell as low running costs and emissions, users can also benefit from greatly reduced maintenance bills that make for unrivaled total cost of ownership – £1,200 lower than a conventional diesel van over four years.

Priced from £13,393 in panel van form (incorporating PiVG) offers a class-leading 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload. Meanwhile, the van’s unique driving experience, with an absence of cabin vibration, helps to minimize driver fatigue.


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