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Electric vans are the future

May 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Motoring News

Nissan team up with British Gas to create and test new electric van.

Nissan chose British Gas the large energy supply company to test their new e-nv200 electric van over these previous few weeks. The result of the trial was a success with British Gas’s general manager, Colin Marriott promising to switch 10 percent of the companies 14,000 vans to electric ones in the next three years.

British gas test new electric van


Selected members of staff from British gas were chosen to drive the new e-nv200 to and from work, load the vehicle to its full weight capacity and travel the country performing their normal day to day work duties until they had clocked 1,200 miles in their electric vans.

With the price of fuel just continuing to rise, Marriott says that his drivers reported to be happy to charge their vans rather than spending money on diesel. British Gas says they will be buying OEM vehicles not conversions and hope that other large companies with fleets will follow in their footsteps.

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