A HACKNEY-based fish curers and smokers has turned to Nissan’s modern technology to deliver their very traditional produce.
Max Bergius, owner of Secret Smokehouse chose the all-electric e-NV200 in order to substantially cut his vehicle running costs and reduce his carbon footprint.
His van, supplied by nearby Nissan dealership Glyn Hopkin, has become the perfect mode of transport for getting around London. In fact, Max estimates he will save up to £4,500 in running costs a year compared to running a diesel equivalent.
The extra bonus is that Max is eligible for a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge in the centre of the city where many of his clients, including Michelin starred restaurants, are situated.
In addition, Max was also awarded funding to help him buy his e-NV200 from the Zero Emissions Network (ZEN), a tri-borough (Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets) initiative that helps businesses reduce their impact on air quality.
Max said: “Secret Smokehouse prides itself on remaining faithful to the fish smoking principles and techniques laid down in the 1800’s where it all began.
“However, for delivering our produce, including smoked salmon, trout, haddock and kippers, we are using a very modern all-electric Nissan e-NV200 van. This helps to massively reduce every day running costs, while also having a major environmental advantage producing zero emissions on the roads of London.”
Nissan’s multi-award winning e-NV200 is Europe’s best-selling electric van and running costs start at just 2p per mile.
Darren Smith, Business Development Manager at Nissan dealer group Glyn Hopkin, said: “Max is investing in a Nissan e-NV200 EV to help save on fuel, tax, parking and congestion costs, while also reducing his emissions.”
To learn more about the Secret Smokehouse, visit www.secretsmokehouse.co.uk