Jersey Post has received a very special delivery of its own – a fleet of 15 all-electric Nissan e-NV200s. The Channel Island’s postal service will use the Nissans to deliver the mail on routes across Jersey.
They are the first electric vehicles to be added to the company’s fleet of more than 100 vehicles and their purchase follows an extensive 18-month trial. The addition of the advanced all-electric vans will reduce Jersey Post’s carbon footprint by 35 tonnes a year.
As well as the environmental benefits, Jersey Post was drawn to the e-NV200 by its performance and its useful load capacity. With the company choosing to buy its new vans outright, Nissan’s market-leading five-year, 100,000 miles warranty also influenced its purchasing decision.
Andy Jehan, Director of Operations at Jersey Post, said: “The Nissan e-NV200 was the right vehicle for us on every level. The vans are going to make a very significant contribution in our ambition to lower the environmental impact of our fleet and help preserve the beauty of our island – both in terms of carbon emissions and noise. And they’re also ideal for the short distance, stop/start driving that the job involves.”
Jehan added, “The value is exceptional too, our decision to switch being ultimately based on the financial projections we have made on whole life costs. If our projections prove accurate, then there’s no reason why many more of our vehicles shouldn’t be electric.”
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. This makes it an unbeatable proposition for businesses, and 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 offers a class-leading 4.2m3 capacity and an impressive 703kg payload.