Electric vans for Portsmouth Naval Base
A fleet of 48 all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vans have been ordered by BAE Systems to support transport operations at Portsmouth Naval Base, the company announced on 13 March.
The vehicles will be used by BAE Systems' personnel to transfer stores, engineering and load-lifting equipment around warehouses within the base.
The electric Nissan vans are expected to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from the naval base's vehicle fleet by around 40% in addition to saving fuel costs over a two-year period.
As part of BAE Systems' commitment to reducing emissions and increasing energy efficiency across the naval base, 26 charging points and 28 designated parking bays for electric vehicles are being installed.
Ian Anderton, integrated delivery director at BAE Systems, said: 'We have worked closely with Lex Autolease and Nissan to introduce this new fleet that makes a significant reduction to carbon dioxide emissions and respects ours customer's need for value for money. Replacing nearly half of the transport fleet at the naval base reiterates the company's commitment to creating more energy efficient ways of working and adopting the latest technologies.'
BAE Systems has already introduced a range of cost-effective, energy efficient measures at Portsmouth Naval Base such as the installation of solar panels, LED lighting in offices, LED street lighting, air-source heat pumps and intelligent control systems.
The agreement with Nissan and fleet management specialists Lex Autolease also includes the delivery of 59 standard diesel vehicles.
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