Trade Van Driver – the UK’s top van magazine for small business users – has named the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 its Best Alternative Fuel Van.
The award recognises the groundbreaking model’s unbeatable appeal to owner-drivers and small fleet operators; Nissan e-NV200 offers an impressive 703kg payload despite costing just two pence per mile to run.
Importantly, the model was chosen not just by expert journalists from the magazine, but also by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their business.
Trade Van Driver Magazine editor, Matthew Eisenegger, commented: “Trade Van Driver Magazine prides itself on offering a true reflection of the thoughts and feelings of its readership.”
He added: “With more and more firms discovering the environmental credentials and low running costs of electric vans, one name – the Nissan e-NV200 – is emerging as market leader in the field.
“The Nissan is not only zero emissions – it also offers the biggest loadspace of any vehicle in its sector and is a worthy winner of this award.”
Launched last year, the Nissan e-NV200 combines the NV200 – a former International Van of the Year – with the proven technology of the record breaking Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestselling electric car.
In addition to ultra low running costs, users also benefit from low maintenance costs that make for unrivalled total cost of ownership – £1,200 lower than a conventional diesel van over four years.
Meanwhile, the model, which is priced from £13,393 in panel van form (incorporating PiVG) offers a class-leading 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload.
What’s more, the e-NV200 can cover 106 miles on a single charge and can be charged from zero to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.
Commenting on the award, Barry Beeston, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “It’s fantastic to win any award but to receive one that has been judged by fleet operators, owner-drivers and small business users is extra special.
“They are the kind of people the e-NV200 is aimed at and who would benefit most from the many advantages and benefits it offers.
“Knowing that they have put the e-NV200 through its paces and tested it against the competition and found it worthy of this award is testament to the quality and potential of this game-changing van.”