Next Green Car – LCV Awards 2014

WINNER: Nissan e-NV200 Combi – CO2: 0 g/km – NGC: 28 (14)**

WINNER: Nissan e-NV200 Combi

Based on the LEAF, the best-selling electric vehicle of all time, the e-NV200 certainly has a good pedigree. Importantly for a van it’s roomy, capable of carrying two Europallets or three extra seats with plenty of space left for luggage. With an official range of 85 miles, 80% reduced fuel costs and a rapid DC charge capability, the e-NV200 is a viable option for many van users or taxi operators, particularly those in the South East where zero tail-pipe emissions means a 100% discount on the London Congestion Charge. Priced from £16,562 (on the base model, we recommend you pay the extra £1,000 for the rapid charging option).

NGC verdict: "With the e-NV200, Nissan has broken new ground offering an affordable and practical zero-emission alternative to the ubiquitous diesel van."

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NGC verdict: "With the e-NV200, Nissan has broken new ground offering an affordable and practical zero-emission alternative to the ubiquitous diesel van."

"We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award as it’s based on scientific fact. Both the award and the impressive Green Car Rating given to the e-NV200 are a ringing endorsement of the model’s impressive environmental credentials. Combine that with levels of versatility, durability and all-round performance that are more than a match for any other van of this size and low running and whole-life costs and it’s easy to see how the Nissan e-NV200 has the potential to redefine the LCV market."
Paul O’Neill, EV Category Manager at Nissan Motor (GB)

COMMENDED: Ford Transit Courier Kombi – CO2: 103 g/km – NGC: 30

COMMENDED: Ford Transit Courier Kombi

The classic transit in a smaller package and an excellent low emission van. Officially capable of 72 mpg and with CO2 emissions of 103g/km the Transit Courier is all you would expect from Ford’s iconic and hardworking brand. Based on Ford passenger cars, the Transit Courier Kombi drives and handles extremely well. Load space is also significant for a small van and it’s capable of carrying a Europallet or in Kombi version 3 passengers on a rear bench seat. Pricing starts at £15,726.

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*TBC – To be confirmed
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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Feb 2020

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