Nissan nets double win at GreenFleet Awards

Nissan has netted a double award win after picking up a total of two top honours at this year’s GreenFleet Awards.

The all-electric e-NV200 van was honoured with the title of Industry Innovation of the Year, while Nissan received the award for Outstanding Achievement.

Held at the Heritage Motor Museum in Warwickshire, the GreenFleet Awards” offer some of the industry’s most coveted awards for environmental fleet management and green motoring.

The e-NV200 took home its prize for its impressive ability to reduce both CO2 emissions and total life costs, while judges praised Nissan’s significant contributions to the British Gas fleet.

Partnership with British Gas

Nissan’s partnership with British Gas saw the company take on a total of 28 e-NV200 vans to determine the real-world viability of a fully-electric fleet.

As a result, British Gas placed an order with Nissan for a total of 100 e-NV200 vehicles, and the Greenfleet Awards gave Nissan the Outstanding Achievement accolade for inspiring industry change.

Colin Boyton, GreenFleet Events sales and marketing manager, said: “This project stands out from the crowd and is exactly what the fleet sector needed, in terms of proving EV viability.

“We hope that in awarding the project this accolade that others will sit-up and take notice, and if they achieve a fraction of what has been achieved here, it will be all the more worthwhile.”

Green Van Manufacturer of the Year

This is the latest in a string of accolades and achievements for Nissan and its e-NV200 van, after the company took the title of Green Van Manufacturer of the Year at this year’s Fleet Van Awards.

Nissan GB’s sales director, Barry Beeston, said: “We are absolutely delighted to see the e-NV200 being honoured in this way.

“The e-NV200 is a model with the potential to transform fleets, with running costs of just two pence per mile contributing to significantly reduced whole life costs, not to mention the environmental benefits.”

Nissan’s first all-electric entry into the light commercial van market, the e-NV200 is based on thestandard NV200 van with a powertrain adapted from the popular electric Nissan LEAF .

Standard kit includes electric mirrors, a rear view camera and a radio/CD player with MP3 and auxiliary inputs, while Nissan claims that the van has a range of up to 106 miles.

Having entered production earlier this year, the Nissan e-NV200 is available to buy now, priced from £13,395 for the entry-level Acenta trim.