Nissan is the UK’s biggest supplier of battery electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) into the true fleet market, and the second most popular EV brand overall, new figures suggest.
The manufacturer sold a combined total of 10,674 electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK during the past 12 months.
The e-NV200, which is available as both a van and a five or seven-seat people-carrier, secured a 66% market share, making Nissan the biggest supplier of e-LCV over the past 12 months. Nissan sold 2,448 e-NV200 in 2020 – more than twice the sales of its nearest rival.
Nissan redefined its fleet strategy at the start of 2020 to focus on helping companies understand the benefits to their organisation of moving away from petrol and diesel and into zero emission vehicles.
The strategic vision was also aligned to changes in company car taxation rules, which have given drivers and fleet operators added incentive to upgrade to an electric future.
Peter McDonald, fleet director at Nissan GB, said: “I’m pleased to say we’ve strengthened our relationships with a number of key fleets over the last year and, more importantly, we’re really proud to be a major partner in the decarbonisation of UK fleet transportation.
“I want to thank each and every one of these businesses and our leasing company, dealer and intermediary partners for their custom.”
Capable of driving up to 168 miles (WLTP Combined) on a single charge, the Leaf 40kWh is now joined in Nissan’s EV range by a longer range 62kWH Leaf e+ version, which has a WLTP combined range of up to 239 miles.
The Nissan e-NV200 has a range of up to 124 miles WLTP combined/187 miles WLTP city and is available as either a van or a five or seven-seat people carrier.