Ergo becomes the latest UK business to partake in the Nissan e-NV200 ‘£2 challenge’, attempting to complete a days work without spending more than £2 charging the electric vehicle (EV).
Ergro, which operates a 35-strong fleet from its Dartford base, put the e-NV200 into service with its air conditioning service division, which operates across London and the South East.
Engineer Charlie Morgan drove the fully loaded e-NV200 into central London where he completed a full day’s worth of service calls before heading back to base.
At the end of the day, he had used just £1.20’s worth of the vehicle’s full £2 charge, demonstrating how the e-NV200 can help fleet operators and business van users significantly reduce running and whole-life costs.
Companies that operate in central London also benefit from Congestion Tax exemption.
Nissan e-NV200 is priced from £19,003 in panel van form (incorporating the Plug-in Van Grant). The e-NV200 offers the same 4.2m³ load capacity as the diesel-powered variants and provides a 703kg gross payload.
“We’ve been really impressed by the e-NV200 and what it can do,” said Ergro chairman Chris Wollen. “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.”