A motorist from Middlesex is the first to purchase the all-new Nissan e-NV200 from the Glyn Hopkin group.

Mr Parmi Jutlay of Isleworth, approached Glyn Hopkin Nissan St Albans for information on the suitability of Nissan’s electric van for business use. As the owner of environmentally-friendly printing business, Fillink, Mr Jutlay decided to enhance the business’ green credentials by adding the Nissan e-NV200 to his fleet.

The e-NV200 is Nissan’s new 100 per cent electric commercial vehicle. With zero emissions and running costs from two pence-per-mile, the van offers many environmental and financial benefits to businesses, including the Government’s £8,000 plug-in grant, and is exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge. Potential savings add up to £5,500 over four years for operators outside London and up to £10,600 for businesses in the capital.

Of his landmark purchase, Mr Jutlay says: “My experience of Glyn Hopkin has been amazing. The dealership has been very understanding of my business requirements throughout and helped me to build a sound business case in favour of the EV. We have multiple clients around our local area and we average 67 miles a day, which is perfect with the e-NV200. “At least 40 of our clients are based within central London so the vehicle’s low running costs and congestion charge exemption will yield big savings over time. I’d have no hesitation in returning to Glyn Hopkin Nissan St Albans for anything else in the future.” The e-NV200 has rapid charging abilities meaning the vehicle can be fully charged within 30 minutes. It is available in the UK either as an LCV with a cargo volume of 4.2m3, or as a passenger van, seating up to five passengers.

The e-NV200 uses lithium-ion battery cells produced at Nissan’s battery plant in Sunderland, UK, with a range of 106 miles when fully charged.

Shab Chowdhury, sales manager at Glyn Hopkin Nissan St Albans adds: “Mr Jutlay’s decision to invest in the e-NV200 will truly transform his business, by providing low-cost motoring in a practical, highly affordable package.

“Glyn Hopkin is seeing high demand from individuals and business fleets and we’re very confident that the commercial EV sector will exhibit strong growth in coming years.”

For more information about the Nissan e-NV200 or to take a test drive, visit Glyn Hopkin Nissan St Albans, Lyon Way, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0LQ. The showroom is open from 8.30am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. For more information about the Nissan EV range and the services available, please contact the dealership on 01727 733500 or visit www.glynhopkin.com