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Northgate adds more electric vans to rental fleet

Northgate Vehicle Hire has expanded its electric rental fleet with the addition of 25 new Nissan e-NV200 vans to help customers meet requirements of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone as well as local Clean Air Zones.

Northgate has added 25 e-NV200 vans to its electric rental fleet

Specified in Acenta trim, the vans will be available to Northgate’s customers from July and can be reserved now. The vans offer 4.2m³ of load space, giving enough room for two Euro pallets or 705kg of cargo. The e-NV200s are also easily accessible with wide opening 60:40 split rear doors and sliding side panel doors.

The new vehicles join the company’s existing electric vehicle line-up, which includes a range of full-electric and 24 hybrid vehicles. For businesses affected by London’s ULEZ who are eligible for the Transport for London scrappage scheme, Northgate also offers a discount on 12-month+ van hires.

It also features a 40kWh battery, giving an official range of up to 188 miles on the WLTP cycle.

Tim Bailey, fleet director at Northgate Vehicle Hire, said: “We have long provided our customer with bespoke specific electric vehicles to support specific needs or projects. We are delighted to be increasing our fleet of electric vans available on the general rental fleet for a wider range of customers to experience. Our customers are coming under increasing pressure to adopt more environmentally friendly vehicles and electric vans are often the best choice. They are especially relevant to last-mile delivery companies that don’t need to cover large distances but need to operate within city centres.

“By making the switch to vehicle hire, businesses can add less-polluting vans and EVs to their fleets immediately without the substantial financial outlays. We also offer to buy our customers’ old vans and rent them newer models, so that they can reduce their environmental footprint and invest the freed-up capital in business growth.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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