Bron Afon goes electric with our help

BRON AFON Community Housing in Cwmbran is this month (May, 2015) trying out a new eco-friendly 100% electric van from us to see how the vehicle could benefit its organisation.

The company has driven away with a Nissan e-NV200 from our Hadfield Road dealership in Cardiff to help enhance its green credentials.

David Smith, Logistics Manager at Bron Afon Community Housing, explained: “At Bron Afon we’re keen to look at ways we can be more environmentally-friendly. We decided it was time to try out an electric vehicle and the e-NV200 was the most environmentally-friendly, mass-produced van on the market so it was an easy choice.

“As the e-NV200 is a zero emissions vehicle there is no CO2 pollution to worry about and we will also be benefiting from its lower running costs as there will be no need for fuel or oil changes.

“In addition to saving money with the low running costs, I think we will also be saving time, because our drivers will never need to stop at the petrol station. We can just charge up overnight. Our waste recycle centre will be using the van everyday so it will be seen all over Torfaen.

“We firmly believe the Nissan E-NV200 electric van will work well within our business, and if so, we will be looking to purchase more of the vehicles.”

Bron Afon is a social enterprise that is run by staff and members. Its work covers construction, community regeneration, support and much more.

Electric vehicles have grown in popularity as more people and businesses find them to be a viable option. Electricity is cheaper to run on a per-mile basis than petrol and as all-electric vehicles have less moving parts than their petrol or diesel counterparts they will need less frequent servicing too.

Another bonus of the all-electric e-NV200 is there is no road tax to pay and the van is exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

Alec Travillian, our Electrical Vehicle Specialist, explained: “The Nissan e-NV200 is the most economical, commercial vehicle ever produced. It has been designed to be quiet, quick, comfortable, clean and cost-efficient for businesses.

“We’re delighted that Bron Afon has chosen to try the e-NV200 and we think it will be overwhelmed by the benefits to its business.

“We are very keen to push the many advantages of using electric cars and vans to other companies within South Wales.”

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Photograph caption: (From left to right) Simon Richardson, Business Fleet Sales Specialist at Wessex Garages, Alec Travillian, Electrical Vehicle Specialist at Wessex Garages and David Smith, Logistics Manager at Bron Afon Housing, with the electric vehicle .