Converted eNV200 Nissan models to be used for deliveries by London logistics firm
Fleet electrification provider Voltia is making its debut in the UK, with an order for a number of its flagship Nissan EV conversions to a London logistics firm.
The van is based on the Nissan eNV200 and offers a driving range of 106 miles. The latest model, available in 2018, will add a 40 kWh battery pack will drive 173 miles per charge.
It can charge in 30 minutes from a rapid charger, in 4-8 hours from a 32A wallbox charger at home or work, or in 12 hours from a regular wall outlet.
It also offers 8m3 of cargo space, and a total load capacity of 600kg – a decent amount given its small size relative to other delivery vans.
The company also offers a converted all-electric Citroen Jumper, which comes in numerous sizes and can hold between 8m3 to 17m3 of cargo, payloads from 840kg – 1,200 kg, and ranges from 95km -185 km.
Gnewt Cargo, which has ordered 15 of the eNV2000 models them so far, has been delivering in London for eight years using all-electric vans.
The Voltia will be a very welcome addition to our fleet,” said Gnewt founder Sam Clarke. “The added cargo space will allow us to better organise each van and load more per trip, therefore making fewer visits to and from the depot each day. The walk-in rear door access will be a great benefit for our drivers. Overall, the vehicles will increase our effectiveness and efficiency. We’re delighted to be leading the way in innovative operations courtesy of the Voltia design.”
The adoption of these electric vans is part of a push by London mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London to reduce pollution from delivery vehicles in the city. According to TfL studies more than 281,000 daily road journeys in the city are for commercial freight, 97% of which are by diesel powered vehicles.
Voltia also recently won a tender in Germany to provide eNV200 and Citroen conversions to BV1 Selbsthilfgruppe, a consortium of companies in Germany interested in using electric light commercial vehicles in their operations.