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Yorkshire Water switches to Nissan EVs

05 April 2018 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Van

Nissan has supplied 10 electric vehicles to the Yorkshire Water fleet to be used by staff conducting meter readings.

Yorkshire Water is aiming to make 20 percent of its van fleet all-electric by the year 2020, and plans to order another 40 of the e-NV200 in the near future. As a result of this push towards low emission transportation Yorkshire Water has been awarded ‘Go Ultra Low’ fleet accreditation, the first water company to be given the status. The vehicles are also suitable to operate in the forthcoming Leeds City Council Clean Air Zone.

The e-NV200 offers a payload of 703kg with a load area of 4.2 cubic metres, and is eligible for the government’s Plug-In Van Grant incentive of 20 percent of the vehicle cost, up to a maximum of £8,000.

Andy Clark, Head of Procurement at Yorkshire Water, said, “We’re really excited to be starting our journey towards a vehicle fleet entirely powered by renewable energy and are proud to achieve the prestigious ‘Go Ultra Low’ status. As a sustainability-focussed business we recognise the need to lower our carbon footprint and play our part in delivering clean air in our towns and cities across Yorkshire.”

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