The City of London Corporation, the local authority services provider for the ‘Square Mile’, has completed a successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van, with typical daily journeys done on one charge.
The e-NV200 was tested for a week by fleet drivers and members of the senior management team on the streets of central London as they look to reduce costs and emissions in the City.
With the rising cost of filling up at the pump, the 100% electric e-NV200 promises to help reduce running costs while also helping the environment by bringing CO2 emissions down to zero at the point of use.
John Tomlinson, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s port health and environmental services committee, said: “We are pleased to be one of the first organisations to trial the e-NV200 - and the feedback has been very positive.
"We also had access to the Nissan Leaf which was well received by our staff, so we had no hesitation in wanting to try the e-NV200.
"The drivers were impressed with its comfort and responsiveness.”
Barry Beeston, corporate sales director at Nissan GB, said: “The e-NV200 is one of our most exciting developments in years and the trial with the City of London Corporation marked an important part of Nissan’s research and development process ahead of the vehicle’s 2014 launch.
"We now look forward to further developing a relationship with City of London Corporation over the coming months.”