Almost half of van drivers could use an eNV200, survey shows

Posted on March 1, 2013 by in Latest News, News

env200VAN drivers are better drivers when their van is clean, their favourite radio station is Radio 2, a packed lunch is their food of choice, some take a nap when they are stuck in a traffic jam and most of them are over 45 years old.

These are just some of the interesting facts published in the 2013 Nissan Van Report.

Nissan surveyed 250 drivers to reveal more about their lives on the road and what makes them tick in one of the first pieces of research into this group of professional drivers.

Nearly half of drivers questioned (48 per cent) are driving 100 miles or less per day reinforcing that they could successfully use a Nissan eNV200 van without having to compromise their daily delivery routines. Spending longer behind the wheel are the 26 per cent of drivers who said they drove more than 200 miles every day.

Young blood

More than one third of van drivers (39 per cent) are over 45 years of age, but only three per cent of respondents were aged between 16-24, reinforcing that companies will have to start recruiting young blood to replace an ageing workforce. Van drivers are a loyal bunch with 45 per cent of respondents saying they had been with their employer for six years or more.

‘Van drivers have been given some unfair press in the past which is why we wanted to build up a real picture of what they do, how they think and the features they value on their van. Our research says they are health-conscious, hardworking and loyal individuals,’ said Jon Pollock, Nissan’s corporate sales director.

‘Nissan is becoming a serious LCV manufacturer and we’re excited to be in the final phases of testing the eNV200. Our van driver research supports our decision to build an electric van as almost half the van drivers questioned could use the eNV200 as they drive less than 100 miles a day. The eNV200 promises low running costs and zero CO2 emissions at the point of use.’

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