NISSAN’S all-electric e-NV200 is proving it can help the environment in many more ways than one — by keeping the historic city of Exeter in tip-top shape.
Exeter City Council has taken delivery of six e-NV200s to add to its 140-strong fleet of vehicles, to give an emissions-free boost to its Environmental Health team.
Three of the vans are equipped specifically for Exeter’s dog wardens, complete with inner cage for the collection of stray or lost animals, while two more have bespoke interiors to carry the necessary chemicals for pest control. The sixth, an e-NV200 combi, is used by the Environmetnal Health team to undertake site visits.
Haydn Davies, Fleet Manager at Exeter Council, said: “We are delighted with them — they’re absolutely ideal for us in so many ways, especially as we’re a small city.
“The average mileage of one of our fleet vehicles is less than 4,000 miles a year, so the e-NV200 is perfect for the short journeys we make daily. Our pool of drivers are delighted to drive them, and as an authority we think we’ll be saving around £1,000 per year per vehicle, thanks to not having to pay out for fuel and car tax. Now we’ve made the electric switch, we won’t be going back.”
Jon Davies, Fleet Business Manager at Exeter South West Nissan on Grace Road West, who supplied the vans, said: “We were delighted to win the tender with Exeter City Council and it’s fantastic to see the e-NV200 fulfil its potential on the streets of Exeter, providing a great service to the city and community and spreading the positive message of electric motoring as well.”
The Nissan e-NV200, which is priced from £24,407 and has a range of up to 106* miles on a single charge, has 4.2m³ of load space, enough to hold two Euro pallets, or cargo weighing up to 703kg.