Nissan has been announced as the Official Vehicle Supplier to the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Nissan is providing a number of e-NV200 – the company’s 100% electric van – to use as official lead vehicles during the elite races.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said; “We are fully committed to reducing our environmental impact and leading the world in our event sustainability. Working with Nissan to use electric vehicles at the event minimises the carbon output from our vehicle operations and helps provide our elite athletes with the optimal conditions to perform at their very best.”

Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd.; ‘Nissan is very proud to be supporting one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we’re proving that greater electrification of vehicles can benefit all aspects of society, from cleaner air to safer streets. We’re delighted to be making this year’s race a truly electric one to watch!”

About Nissan Electric Vehicles

Nissan produces two 100% electric vehicle models, the Nissan LEAF passenger car and the e-NV200, a compact LCV available in both van and passenger variants.

The Nissan LEAF is produced in Sunderland, UK and is available with two battery capacities – 40kWh and 62kWh – with ranges of up to 168-miles and 239-miles (WLTP Combined) respectively. The LEAF is priced from £26,845 including the government grant. The LEAF was the first mainstream, mass-marketed electric vehicle and remains the world’s best-selling EV with over 500,000 registrations since its launch in December 2010.

The Nissan e-NV200 is the UK’s best-selling all-electric van and is offered with a 40kWh battery delivering a maximum range of 187 miles in urban conditions (WLTP City). As a passenger variant it also offers seating for up to seven occupants. The e-NV200 is priced from £20,005 (excludes VAT, includes registration fee and government grant).

In 2021, Nissan will introduce the Ariya, a 100% electric SUV with a range of up to 310-miles (WLTP) from a single charge.

To find out more about Nissan’s electric vehicle range, visit www.nissan.co.uk