EV sales up 200%
UK sales of the fully electric Nissan e-NV200 have increased by 200% in 2019. The surge has been attributed to small businesses moving to electric ahead of changing emissions legislation and the introduction of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone.
The surging demand echoes the results of a recent Nissan survey, showing that 24% of UK small businesses expect van fleets to be fully electric within a decade.
One in three UK van fleet operators also say that business efficiency is their main motivation when adopting new technologies, followed by cost saving (17%). The e-NV200 is perfect for addressing this demand, with running costs from 2p per mile, and zero tailpipe emissions that ensure the vehicle is exempt from low emission charge zones.
Paolo D'Ettore, Director LCV business unit issan Europe, said, 'The success of e-NV200 truly demonstrates that we have the right product at the right time. The acceleration of fleet electrification – especially in city centres – is a challenge for our customers, so we recognise the need to work with them and provide the optimal ecosystem to support a smooth transition to electric vehicles.'
With particularly high demand from last-mile delivery businesses the 40kW e-NV200 has posted record sales across Europe, with over 10,000 orders since its introduction in February 2018.
Strong availability on the 40kW e-NV200 means customers who order one could get behind the wheel in three months.