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eNV200 proves to be cream of the crop for dairy delivery

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 15:00

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The eNV200 covers around 50 miles a day making roughly 500 deliveries

Grimshaw Lane Dairy adds four Nissan e-NV200 vans to its fleet

It’s no secret that FleetPoint were big fans of the e-NV200, giving it a **** review last month, but a Lancashire dairy is promising the milk all of its benefits by using the all-electric van as a traditional milk float – making the public perception of EV’s go full circle.

Grimshaw Lane Dairy in Ormskirk has taken delivery of four e-NV200 vans from Crosby Park Nissan in Liverpool and is using them to make its daily deliveries to homes and businesses in and around the town.

The four vehicles – named Tilly, Bovine, Ermintrude and Daisy by the drivers – have replaced a fleet of aging diesels and each covers around 50 miles a day making roughly 500 deliveries apiece and saving £900 a month in fuel bills.

Managing Director Andrew Brown, is delighted since making the switch: “Switching to the Nissan e-NV200 was a no brainer for us. Basically the savings we’re making on the fuel have paid for the contract hire on the vans and we’ll be saving on the maintenance too. We’ve effectively got four new vans for what we’d have been spending on fuel.”

When considering the e-NV200, Andrew was impressed that the model came with two sliding side doors as standard and offered easy cross-cab access, perfect for multi-drop delivery operations.

Driver satisfaction was also a major consideration, but equipment levels on board the e-NV200 – particularly the ability to defrost their vehicles from an app on their phones before getting up to start their shifts in the early hours – has proved an instant hit.

Launched last year, the Nissan e-NV200 combines the NV200 – a former International Van of the Year – with the proven technology of the record breaking Nissan LEAF – the world’s bestselling electric car.

In costs just two pence per mile to run and users also benefit from low maintenance costs that make for unrivalled total cost of ownership – £1,200 lower than a conventional diesel van over four years.

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