Nissan’s e-NV200 electric-powered van was named winner of What Van? magazine’s Green Award.

The magazine’s judges said they found the e-NV200, which costs two pence per mile to run, a worthy winner of the coveted honor and praised its arrival as a “shining example of how to introduce an ultra-low emission light commercial vehicle.”

According to Nissan, they also said the e-NV200 deserves great commercial success for its contribution to making electric vehicles a viable proposition for fleet operators and business van users.

Their verdict backed that of the wider motoring media, which has sent quite a few industry awards in the van’s direction since its launch in the UK this summer.

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“In the right situation, the Nissan e-NV200 can save operators money without compromising on payload or volume, as well as very effectively portraying a company’s green credentials,” said Paul Barker, What Van? Editor.

Nissan stated the magazine’s What Van? Awards are decided by the editorial panel of What Van? Magazine, based on their combined decades of experience in the light commercial vehicle industry. The What Van? Awards seek to reward the best products, companies and services in the industry for their ability to make life easier, cleaner, safer and more efficient for light commercial vehicle operators in the UK.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win this award and that the e-NV200 continues to win industry appreciation and acclaim,” said Barry Beeston, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB). “Receiving an honor like this from such a well respected industry publication is further validation of the incredible potential the Nissan e-NV200 has to revolutionize the light commercials sector.”

This electric version of the NV200 combines the electric drivetrain architecture of the Leaf to Nissan’s small commercial vehicle.