A DJ has turned the tables on expensive running costs by switching to the all-electric Nissan e-NV200.
Ross Winhall, who runs Buckwild Entertainments, had been spending around £250 a month travelling to gigs and delivering equipment in his old diesel van.
But since switching to the e-NV200 he has more than halved his monthly outlay, with the savings covering the cost of leasing the vehicle.
Lower maintenance costs – another major benefit of the e-NV200 – are also helping to minimise the total cost of ownership.
This, in turn, is helping Ross win new business by keeping his prices competitive.
The businessman, who lives in Pulroan, Cornwall, said: “I looked into the numbers and it’s a complete no brainer.
“I was spending hundreds of pounds on diesel every month just getting to and from gigs. But with the e-NV200, my running costs are almost non-existent as I can charge for free at many service stations.”
He added: “It’s not just cheap to run though. It’s also fantastic to drive.”
The e-NV200 is based on the Nissan NV200 – International Van of the Year 2010 – and utilises the proven technology of the record-breaking Nissan LEAF.
In addition to low running costs and zero emissions mobility, 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 – and an unbeatable proposition for businesses large and small thanks to the unique driving experience of the e-NV200, drivers will feel less fatigued due to the lack of engine vibration in the cabin.
Meanwhile, the model, which is priced from £13,568 in panel van form (incorporating PiVG), offers a class-leading 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload.
Ross added: “It’s a great way to save money and the environment. It’s also a fantastic way of drawing attention to my business. Every time I stop at a service station to charge up people always come up and ask me about it.”
For more information about Buckwild Entertainments, visit www.buckwild.co.uk