All-electric Nissan e-NV200 Proves it’s Top Banana
London's fruit delivery firm - Fruit 4 London - is the latest group to participate in Nissan's ‘£2 Challenge’.
After testing it on a busy day of deliveries across the capital, Fruit 4 London found out that £2 worth of electricity would be enough for up to two days of driving.
"Starting with a full load at New Spitalfields Market in the East End, company director Laszlo Mulato drove a total of 36.6 miles and made 15 deliveries before returning to depot with 50 percent of the vehicle’s original charge remaining.
Based on that performance, the company could expect to make 3,900 deliveries a year, covering almost 10,000 miles for a total electricity bill of just £260."
Energy savings of course are on top of the large congestion charge exemption, saving hundreds of pounds annually.
Laszlo Mulato, Director of Fruit 4 London, stated:
“This challenge really opened our eyes to the benefits of moving towards an electric fleet and the e-NV200 in particular.”
“It’s shown us just how much we could save by making the transition and, as a small business, it’s hard to argue with figures like that.”
“We were also really impressed to see first hand how the e-NV200 could help us win new business, with many of our biggest clients and potential customers expressing a preference to work with green-minded suppliers.”
Nissan argues that additional savings of £1,200 will come from lower maintenance bills (as compared to a conventional diesel van) over four years.
"Watch what happened when fruit delivery company Fruit 4 London and Tommy Walsh accepted Nissan's £2 challenge. How many deliveries could they complete on one charge using the e-NV200?"