A new fleet has been launched at Portsmouth Naval Base, with 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi electric vans added to the Royal Navy site by contractors BAE Systems.
The deal for the Ministry of Defence has also seen 26 charging points installed around the base, with the new vans accounting for more than a third of BAE System’s vehicle fleet in Portsmouth.
With low running costs for both fuel and maintenance – it costs as little as 2p per mile to run the Nissan vans – BAE Systems expects to save around £360,000 over the course of the contract with Lex Autolease.
Darren Payne, Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “Nissan’s electric vehicle technology is cutting-edge, so it’s great synergy to be working closely with world renowned BAE Systems to help save energy and reduce emissions at Portsmouth’s historic naval base.”
Ian Anderton, integrated delivery director at BAE Systems, said: “We have worked closely with Lex Autolease and Nissan to introduce this new fleet that makes a significant reduction to carbon dioxide emissions and respects our customers need for a value for money solution.
“The reduced emissions and fuel use by replacing nearly half of the fleet with Nissan electric vehicles would have a significant environmental impact on Portsmouth Naval Base. The arrival of such a large number of Nissan electric vehicles to support our activities at the Naval Base reiterates the company’s commitment to creating more energy efficient ways of working and adopting the latest technologies.”
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Pictured: Commodore Jeremy Rigby, Naval Base Commander, with some of the new fleet of Nissan e-NV200 Combis.