Nissan has delivered 138 Primastar vans to bolster the British Gas service fleet, with the energy provider’s home services division taking delivery of 80 Primastars and the remaining 58 being allocated to its business services division.
The short and long wheelbase vans have been deployed around the country and all of the vans are in British Gas cyan blue and thanks to the support of Nissan's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) the vans were able to be equipped with internal racking to house the engineer's tools and parts, a telematics system and an impactful livery .
Over five years of service each Primastar will cover up to 90,000 miles en route to delivering maintenance services to businesses and residential homes across the country.
The deal comes after British Gas earlier successfully trialled the Nissan e-NV200 last year as part of its ambition to switch 10% of its 14,000 LCV fleet to electric over the next three years.
British Gas general fleet manager Colin Marriott said: "We're delighted with the new Primastars and the conversion work to fit racking, telematics and striking liveries.
“Throughout this deal the professional support from Nissan has been excellent and they are now proving to be a serious LCV fleet manufacturer. The e-NV200 trial was a success and we're happy to continue to build our relationship with Nissan with these new Primastars."
Jon Pollock, Nissan's corporate sales director, said: "This is a prestigious order that underlines our commitment to LCV growth.
“The Primastar is an ideal van for British Gas and the engineers will enjoy the good levels of driver comfort and ample load space to carry all of their tools and equipment.
“With SVO's support on the conversion we were able to ensure that British Gas has taken delivery of some excellent bespoke vehicles without impacting the vehicle warranty."