Nissan has always enjoyed an enviable reputation for being at the forefront of electric vehicle technology and this willingness to embrace the new mode of powered transport has led to its dominance of the battery electric van market according to the latest data.
eNV200 UK best selling commercial vehicle
After the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) released the registration figures for the full year 2020 last week, it quickly became evident that Nissan had enjoyed a great year as far as electric commercial vehicles sales are concerned.
In fact, when you combine both their electric cars and commercial vehicles sales they became the biggest selling brand, mainly due to the two key products the eNV200 for the commercial vehicle sector and Nissan Leaf in passenger cars.
eNV200 Total 2020 Registrations
There were 5,266 battery electric vans registered during 2020 resulting in 64.4% an increase on 2019 numbers. The e-NV200, which is available as both a van and a seven-seat people-carrier, secured a 66% share of the e-LCV market over the last 12 months. Nissan sold 2,448 e-NV200 in 2020 – more than twice the sales of its nearest rival.
Nissan eNV200 Pricing for 2021
The Nissan e-NV200 – with a range of up to 124 miles WLTP Combined / 187 miles WLTP City – has prices starting from £20,005 ex VAT for the commercial vehicle model, and £29,755 as a seven-seat people carrier.
Nic Verneuil, sales director at Nissan GB, said: “These results offer evidence of an increasing number of UK customers choosing Nissan and its market-leading electric range as their zero emission vehicle and mobility brand of choice. The e-NV200 and Leaf offer class-leading capability and value both from an acquisition and whole life cost standpoint. With significant gains in running and maintenance costs, no road tax to pay and free entry to the increasing number of low emission zones across the UK, the Nissan electric range offers everyday value to savvy motorists looking to upgrade to an electric future – a future we call Nissan NEXT.”