Nissan has signed a deal with BAE Systems to supply 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi vans to Portsmouth Naval Base.

As well as the new vans, 26 charging points and 28 parking spaces have been installed, as the Ministry of Defence aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the dockyard.

According to BAE Systems, which manages the port on behalf of the Royal Navy, the move to electric power will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 40% compared with the previous diesel-powered fleet.

In total, BAE Systems estimated it will save £360,000 in fuel and other costs, such as servicing, over the course of the two-year contract.  

“Nissan’s electric vehicle technology is cutting-edge, so it’s great synergy to be working closely with world renowned BAE Systems to help save energy and reduce emissions at Portsmouth’s historic naval base,” said Darren Payne, sales director at Nissan UK.