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British Gas launches UK s largest electric commercial vehicle with Nissan e-NV200

Gas has launched the UK’s largest electric commercial vehicle with 28 Nissan e-NV200 The nationwide pilot will for six months and will assess how the perform in winter conditions typical British Gas home usage patterns.

With home services vans, Gas’ fleet is one of the largest in the UK. The is Nissan’s second electric after the multi-award winning hatchback LEAF, and will go on next year.

British Gas is 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans winter to determine the future of 100% electric vehicle as part of its 13,000 home vans fleet.  Run in collaboration Hitachi Capital Commercial Solutions and Gateshead College, the will see the four strategic working together during testing period.

Nissan has been globally the e-NV200 for two years ahead of the van on sale to the public next As the UK’s largest ever commercial vehicle evaluation to the winter test underlines the of the relationship between Nissan and Gas to be involved in this important of zero-emission vehicle testing.

The of the Nissan e-NV200s is being nationwide from November until April 2014 to how the vans perform in winter during typical British Gas services daily usage

As part of a long-standing contract to the entire fleet for Centrica, Gas’ parent company, Capital Commercial Vehicle dedicated British Gas team has involved with extensive to prove the concept and played a key in rolling out to engineers and then on-going 24 hour support.

Capital has also undertaken IMI to a high level in conjunction Gateshead College and will be in generating accurate total of ownership modelling to compare technology with conventional the combustion engine drivetrain.

Gateshead College has delivered all of the to the British Gas drivers to ensure are fully briefed in how to drive and with the 100% electric e-NV200.  Local to Nissan’s Plant, Gateshead College is leading facility for training in LCV and will ensure drivers are able to exploit the Nissan

Available on forecourts next the Nissan e-NV200 is a breakthrough emission compact van that an dramatic reduction in running while also helping the by bringing CO 2 emissions down to at the point of use.  As British Gas services engineers operate a defined zone, the Nissan can easily operate within a Gas’ daily usage

Colin Marriott, general fleet at British Gas said:

committed to leading the industry in the amount of carbon and other tail pipe emissions by our 13,000 strong vehicle This trial, the largest of its in the UK, is a great opportunity for us to understand how the e-NV200 vans perform the winter as we move towards our of having at least 10% of our fleet on electricity by 2015.

“We have closely with Nissan and Capital to ensure that the e-NV200 is ready to support our during even the most of winter conditions. All 28 have been provided with a Gas home charging point and cards to public infrastructure to the vehicles charged up. I would to thank Nissan, Hitachi and Gateshead College who have all us to make this trial a


Jim Wright, Nissan GB managing said:

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Cars

“We’re proud to be the vehicles and services for the UK’s ever electric commercial pilot in conjunction with our partners. Piloting such a number of vans with Gas in advance of the e-NV200 going on in 2014, underlines the closeness of our and marks the final stages of the development.

“Our engineers take the feedback of the British Gas to ensure we launch a vehicle suited to British road and conditions. With an expected winter ahead, the 28 Nissan will be delivering home around the country whatever the demonstrating how strongly the 100% van can perform for large fleets challenging daily routines.”

Jon Lawes, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions divisional director, said:

“We have a long relationship with and the British Gas team, and if this proves a success it could a tipping point in the evolution of the electric vehicle market.

working closely with Gas, Nissan and Gateshead to set up the pilot we will continue to a major part in monitoring its throughout the winter months analysing the results with our partners and deciding on next

Mick Brophy, managing of business, innovation development at College, said:

“We are proud to be a of this flagship development in low technology. If Britain is to continue to the world in the development and adoption of vehicles, we must also top-quality training for the people who design, build and service

“Our purpose built Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing – the UK’s first education dedicated to the clean technologies was perfectly equipped to deliver type of training, which was to meet the needs of British Gas and

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