City of London Corporation trials versatile Nissan electric-NV200 van

September 18th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

The City of London Corporation has completed a successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van as part of efforts to meet the highest levels of environmental responsibility across all areas of its operations.

After enjoying a similarly successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF earlier this year, Nissan offered the City of London Corporation the chance to try the e-NV200.

Rob Ellis, corporate transport manager at City of London with Nissan LCV sales manager Lena Kempson and the Nissan e-NV200 and LEAF, the two 100% electric Nissan vehicles on trial with City of London. Credit: Professional Images

Rob Ellis, corporate transport manager at The City of London, and Lena Kempson, Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle sales manager, stand between a black Nissan LEAF and a white Nissan e-NV200 van, which were on trial with the City of London (image courtesy of Nissan, Photo credit: Professional Images)

The City of London Corporation, the local authority services provider for the ‘Square Mile’, tested the e-NV200 for one week on the streets of central London with universally positive feedback from all the drivers as they look to reduce costs and exhaust emissions in the City.

The vehicle was tested by fleet drivers and members of the senior management team.

They successfully demonstrated that the pioneering electric van can cover typical daily journeys on one charge.

With the rising cost of filling up at the pump, the 100% electric e-NV200 promises to help reduce running costs while also helping the environment by bringing CO2 emissions down to zero at the point of use.

Nissan e-NV200 van trialled by The City of London Corporation (The e-NV200 van, one of two 100% electric Nissan vehicles on trial with City of London. Credit: Professional Images

Nissan’s e-NV200 van trialled by The City of London Corporation (click image to expand – image courtesy of Nissan, photo credit: Professional Images)

John Tomlinson, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Port Health & Environmental Services Committee, said “we are pleased to be one of the first organisations to trial the e-NV200.”

“The feedback has been very positive,” he said.

“We also had access to the Nissan LEAF which was well received by our staff, so we had no hesitation in wanting to try the e-NV200.”

“The drivers were impressed with its comfort and responsiveness,” Mr. Tomlinson said.

Barry Beeston, Nissan GB corporate sales director, said “the e-NV200 is one of our most exciting developments in years.”

“The trial with the City of London Corporation marked an important part of Nissan’s research and development process ahead of the vehicle’s 2014 launch.”

“We now look forward to further developing a relationship with City of London Corporation over the coming months,” Mr Beeston said.

 

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