Nissan e-NV200 Completes £2 Challenge

NOV 10 2014 BY MARK KANE 6

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan launched in the UK ‘£2 Challenge’ (some $3.20) to present how low energy costs are to use all-electric cars.

One of the companies that accepted the challenge is the Ergro group of companies, which put the e-NV200 into service within its air conditioning division.

As it turns out, one day of driving for them cost just £1.20 in electricity:

“Undertaking the £2 Challenge, Ergro engineer Charlie Morgan drove the fully loaded e-NV200 from the company’s Dartford base to central London where he completed a full day’s worth of service calls before heading back.

At the end of the day, he had used just £1.20’s worth of the vehicle’s full £2 charge, clearly demonstrating how the e-NV200 can help fleet operators and business van users significantly reduce running and whole-life costs.”

Ergro chairman, Chris Wollen, stated:

“We’ve been really impressed by the e-NV200 and what it can do.”

“The running costs speak for themselves and are a real no-brainer but there’s a lot more to this van than cost savings.”

“As a company that takes the sustainability of its fleet very seriously, we’ll definitely take a very close look at the e-NV200 when we next buy vehicles.”

Nissan said that total costs of ownership of e-NV200 are lower than a conventional diesel van, but the higher initial price still is barrier for some:

“In addition to low running costs and emissions, users will also benefit from low maintenance costs that make for unrivalled total cost of ownership – £1,200 lower than a conventional diesel van over four years – and an unbeatable proposition for businesses large and small. Thanks to the unique driving experience of the e-NV200, drivers will feel less fatigued due to the lack of engine vibration in the cabin.”

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That really is what this Van is all about:

Low Cost of Ownership.

It is incredibly simple with fewer major items that could need repair.

If you can deal with the range you save money!

C’mon Nissan. Make a version with a larger battery. Even just boosting it to 30KWH or 36KWH might give people a much bigger feeling of range security.

For short-range delivery, these vans should be no-brainers. Charge up at a centralized station at night and have ~80 miles to do deliveries during the day. But they would feel much more secure with 120 miles of range.

Not to worry, you can get in line now for a Tesla Model X, and when it arrives in 2016, the expansion of the Supercharger network will be ready for your security blanket needs, since it will have not less than North of 175 miles range for the smaller battery! Over 200 miles range for the bigger one, and I would guess up to 250 miles range.

Or, a fleet buyer could maybe negotiate with Nissan for a double battery!

I assumed the X would have similar range to the 2 wheel drive S..?

You can drive the van or any other electric car for free provided you have solar panels! In the case of a Tesla you can drive it for free for life not just for a day and travel from any point to any point in Norway for example for free. The UK will be like Norway soon. King David Cameron will have to find another way to make money since he takes 300% tax of gas from the British drivers!

This is great marketing. BC Hydro and Washington Hydro should market a $1 challenge. Since we’ve owned our Leaf in Vancouver we’ve been averaging 7.7km per kWhr. That’s less than a penny per kilometre, as home electricity is $0.06 per kWhr here, or under a dollar a day. Most cars are more like $10/day. A year of driving is under $200. And that’s all on carbon free hydro power!