Arrival of a fleet of electric vans will save Naval Base £360,000 in running costs

A fleet of 48 electric Nissan e-NV200 Combi vans have arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base in a deal with BAE Systems who manage the site on behalf of the Royal Navy.

The lease agreement between BAE and Lex Autolease is aimed at creating a more modern and energy efficient Naval Base fit for the 21st century, a key goal for the Ministry of Defence.

Commodore Jeremy Rigby, Naval Base Commander, alongside Nissan e-NV200 Combis
Commodore Jeremy Rigby, Naval Base Commander, alongside Nissan e-NV200 Combis

 

It also forms part of the BAE System’s commitment to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency across the site, 26 charging points and 28 designated parking bays for electric vehicles are being installed.

The result will be that the 100 per cent electric Nissan vans will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 40 per cent in comparison with the previous vehicle fleet.

In total, the conversion of more than a third of BAE Systems’ vehicle fleet to Nissan’s e-NV200 Combis will save £360,000 in fuel and other costs over the duration of the contract.

Ian Anderton, integrated delivery director at BAE Systems, said:

“The reduced emissions and fuel use by replacing nearly half of the fleet with Nissan electric vehicles would have a significant environmental impact on Portsmouth Naval Base.

“The arrival of such a large number of Nissan electric vehicles to support our activities at the Naval Base reiterates the company’s commitment to creating more energy efficient ways of working and adopting the latest technologies.”

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