The Secret Smokehouse is a rapidly growing fish smoking business based in London Fields. They approached ZEN to assist with reducing delivery costs and improving their impact on the environment. The ZEN organised a trial of the Nissan e-NV200 van to see if it was a suitable fit for the business. The trial allowed Secret Smokehouse to test out the electric van and see if going electric was feasible. Range anxiety was an issue and staff had no experience of using electric vehicles or charging points so being able to test the vehicle first was extremely important.
“It has been amazing working with Patrick and his team to understand clearly the huge benefits of switching to an all-electric business vehicle. I initially had some anxiety with the range and how to charge it up but all became clear and a no brainier after a four day trial of the Nissan e-NV200. Not only was it an amazing vehicle but I felt so relaxed after a day of driving electric compared to my diesel car! I’m now in the final stages of buying my very own - the cost saving alone we calculated at £4.5k per year versus the diesel equivalent.” - Max Bergius, Owner