Nissan's e-NV200 electric van wins prestigious Fleet World Honours eco award
Nissan's all electric van, the e-NV200, isn't even on the market yet, but it has won its first award. In the prestigious 2012 Fleet World Honors, the e-NV200 was awarded the Environment Award by Van Fleet World Magazine. The e-NV200 is the electric version of Nissan's new NV200 commercial van.
Van Fleet World editor, John Kendall, said: "If there are two obvious vehicle types where electric power could make serious inroads, it would have to be in the delivery and commuter vehicle sectors. Nissan flicked the electric switch first with the LEAF and the e-NV200 prototype has adopted the same basic technology and applied it to a delivery vehicle. You can't go out and buy one yet, but Nissan has been conducting trials with FedEx and British Gas, part of the company's global proving test with the vehicle. Range can be extended by rapid charging which can boost the batteries to 80 per cent of full charge in 30 minutes."