Nissan e-NV200 excels in latest £2 challenge
The Ergro Group, which operates a 35-strong fleet from its Dartford HQ, put the model into service with its air conditioning service division, which employs a team of skilled engineers operating across London and the South East.
Undertaking the £2 Challenge, 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, Morgan claims to have used just £1.20’s worth of the vehicle’s full £2 charge, demonstrating how the e-NV200 can help fleet operators and business van users significantly reduce running and whole-life costs.
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 and utilising the proven technology of the Nissan LEAF, the new e-NV200 costs two pence per mile to run. Companies like Ergro that operate in central London could also benefit from the model’s exemption from the congestion charge.
The model, which is priced from £13,393 in panel van form (incorporating PiVG) offers 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload.