1. Home
  2. Nissan
  3. Navy lands Nissan electric vans
Navy lands Nissan electric vans

Navy lands Nissan electric vans

Stewart Smith, 2017-03-13

Powered by Driving Force

A FLEET of 48 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi vans has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base in a deal with BAE Systems who manage the site on behalf of the Royal Navy.

The agreement is aimed at creating a more modern and energy efficient naval base fit for the 21stcentury.

And as part of the BAE System's commitment to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency across the site, 26 charging points and 28 designated parking bays for electric vehicles are being installed.

The result will be that the 100 per cent electric Nissan vans will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 40 per cent in comparison with the previous vehicle fleet.

Darren Payne, sales director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: "Nissan's electric vehicle technology is cutting-edge, so it's great synergy to be working closely with world renowned BAE Systems to help save energy and reduce emissions at Portsmouth's historic naval base.

"Of course the other real bonus of operating Nissan electric vehicles are the ultra-low running costs, starting from as little as two pence per mile."

In total, the conversion of more than a third of BAE Systems' vehicle fleet to Nissan's e-NV200 Combis will save £360,000 in fuel and other costs over the duration of the contract.

Ian Anderton, integrated delivery director at BAE Systems, said: "We have worked closely with Lex Autolease and Nissan to introduce this new fleet that makes a significant reduction to carbon dioxide emissions and respects our customers need for a value for money solution.

"The reduced emissions and fuel use by replacing nearly half of the fleet with Nissan electric vehicles would have a significant environmental impact on Portsmouth Naval Base.

"The arrival of such a large number of Nissan electric vehicles to support our activities at the Naval Base reiterates the company's commitment to creating more energy efficient ways of working and adopting the latest technologies."

Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to get the latest car news from Eurekar


Find dealer > Visit website >

Image Library

Information correct at article date.

Powered By Driving Force

Driving Force comprises some of the most experienced motoring journalists in the United Kingdom. For more information click here.

Super Search

Super Search

Choose from one or more of the options to find the car for you.

Powered by Driving Force

1Choose a car

2Choose your lifestyle

To find the car that's right for you


THE Nissan e-NV200, which is the UK's leading all-electric powered van, has topped the sales charts as Europe's...

More>

SOME of its features are pure flights of fantasy, but crossover pioneer Nissan has provided an intriguing glimpse of...

More>

REMEMBER the Nissan Almera? No, not many people do.Well, it was a perfectly acceptable - if rather dull - family...

More>

Dealer Locator

Dealer Locator

Based on your search find the dealership nearest to you.


INVENTING something popular does not necessarily mean you are going to benefit financially from it.Sir Tim Berners-Lee...

More>

A NISSAN Qashqai that can drive itself will be on the road next year.Following the Queen's Speech at the Opening of...

More>

THE Nissan Juke, just like its stablemate the top-selling Qashqai, has been something of a surprise package with...

More>