The all-electric Nissan e-NV200 is helping to make the West Midlands a better place to live after joining the fleet of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
The electric van is being used by the local authority’s Neighbourhood Services team on a wide range of community focused projects.
It’s one of the first 100% electric vehicles on the council’s 69-strong fleet.
Councillor Tony Dicicco, Cabinet Member for Environment, Housing and Regeneration said: “The e-NV200 has shown us just how electric vehicles can work for us.
“From our perspective, the technology has come so far that every time a department has a need for a new vehicle or a lease comes up for renewal we’ll be looking to see if there’s a viable electric option.”
He added: “In addition to our clean-air responsibilities, it’s important that we as a council also do what we can to reduce the number of large vehicles on our roads.
Available in panel van or five or seven-seat Combi form, it costs just two pence per mile to run and users 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.