Nissan’s all-electric e-NV200 van is proving popular award-wise in the UK.
The electric van received last week its sixth industry award in as many months, winning the Best Green Van honor at the Business Van of the Year awards in London, held by the Business Van magazine.
Nissan stated the model won at the independent awards after being put through its paces by an outside panel of expert judges. Their verdict, added Nissan, supports that of the wider motoring media, which has bestowed a string of highly regarded awards on the van since its launch in the summer.
In December, the e-NV200 won What Van? magazine’s Green Award; it has also been named Industry Innovation of the Year by GreenFleet, LCV of the Year by Next Green Car and has helped Nissan obtain the ULEV Manufacturer of the Year title at the Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Hero awards; it also received the Green Van Manufacturer of the Year title at the Fleet Van Awards.
“Going green has never been so easy,” said Ralph Morton, Editorial Director at Business Van. “The electric e-NV200 is just like the standard NV200 except it costs just two pence per mile to run, has a range in excess of 100 miles, is emission free, and still manages to provide an uncompromising flat load-space floor that takes two Europallets and a 703kg payload. It’s a brilliant achievement and the van to change the perception of the electric van – it’s practical, green, cost effective all in one.”