British Gas orders 100 Nissan e-NV200

British Gas orders 100 Nissan e-NV200

Nissan happily announced two wins in the Greenfleet Awards 2014 in Warwickshire for the e-NV200 electric van.

The first one was the Industry Innovation of the Year.

The second one - the Outstanding Achievement award - was for the partnership between Nissan, British Gas and Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions in a successful tri-party pilot of the e-NV200 on the British Gas fleet.

We know that British Gas already ordered 100 e-NV200 and with a fleet of 13,000 home service vans, British Gas could order a lot more in the future.

"Presenting the award for Industry Innovation, the Greenfleet judges noted the ‘rarely-seen levels of anticipation' that had surrounded the launch of the e-NV200 and said the model would lead a revolution in UK fleets.

The potential to inspire industry-wide change was also the deciding factor in the judges' decision in the Outstanding Achievement award."

Colin Boyton, Sales and Marketing Manager at Greenfleet Events, stated:

"The e-NV200 is a fantastic vehicle and I truly believe it will shape the eCV market from here on."

"This project stands out from the crowd and is exactly what the fleet sector needed, in terms of proving EV viability. We hope that in awarding the project this accolade that others will sit-up and take notice, and if they achieve a fraction of what has been achieved here, it will be all the more worthwhile."

Collecting Nissan's honours from Awards host, Quentin Wilson, Nissan Motor GB Corporate Sales Director, Barry Beeston, commented:

"We are absolutely delighted to see the e-NV200 being honoured in this way."

"The e-NV200 is a model with the potential to transform fleets, with running costs of just two pence per mile contributing to significantly reduced whole life costs, not to mention the environmental benefits."