The e-NV200 triumphed at the independent awards after being put through its paces by an outside panel of expert judges, specialising in their own field and in the SME sector.
Their verdict supports that of the wider motoring media, which has bestowed a string of highly regarded awards on the van since its launch in the summer.
In December, the e-NV200 won What Van? magazine’s Green Award. It has also been named Industry Innovation of the Year by GreenFleet, LCV of the Year by Next Green Car and has helped Nissan to the ULEV Manufacturer of the Year title at the Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Hero awards and the Green Van Manufacturer of the Year title at the Fleet Van Awards.
Congratulating Nissan, Ralph Morton, Editorial Director at Business Van, said: “Going green has never been so easy. The electric e-NV200 is just like the standard NV200 except it costs just two pence per mile to run, has a range in excess of 100 miles, is emission free, and still manages to provide an uncompromising flat load-space floor that takes two Europallets and a 703kg payload.
“It’s a brilliant achievement and the van to change the perception of the electric van – it’s practical, green, cost effective all in one.”
Barry Beeston, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “The fleet and LCV media has been unanimous in its praise for the e-NV200 and the potential this incredible van has to help fleets simultaneously bring down costs and emissions.
“I would encourage fleet operators to try the vehicle for themselves to see just how easily and it could help them make a real impact on both their carbon footprint and their bottom line.”