Jersey Post has added 15 all-electric Nissan e-NV200s to its fleet.
The Channel Island’s postal service will use the vehicles, which were supplied by local dealer Freelance Nissan, to deliver the mail on routes across Jersey.
They are the first electric vehicles to be used by the company which has more than 100 vehicles. The purchase follows an extensive 18-month trial.
Jersey post is expecting the all-electric vans to reduce its carbon footprint by 35 tonnes a year.
Andy Jehan, director of operations at Jersey Post, said: “The Nissan e-NV200 was the right vehicle for us on every level. The vans are going to make a very significant contribution in our ambition to lower the environmental impact of our fleet and help preserve the beauty of our island – both in terms of carbon emissions and noise – and they’re also ideal for the short distance, stop/start driving that the job involves.”
The e-NV200 is based on the Nissan NV200, it has a payload capacity or 703kg and uses the same powertrain technology of the Nissan Leaf.