Nissan and Avis Denmark have signed a deal to create the largest fleet of Nissan electric vehicles anywhere in Europe, with a new order of 401 Nissan e-NV200 vans and a further 60 units of the Nissan Leaf.

In 2014 Avis ordered 400 Nissan Leaf electric cars and after placing them through its leasing scheme has added the Nissan e-NV200 electric light commercial and passenger vehicle variants to its electric offering. In addition, to continue to meet demand in the Danish market, the company has ordered an additional 60 Nissan Leafs, bringing its total EV fleet to date to 861 vehicles.

Avis Denmark Managing Director, Kasper Gjedsted commented: “We had great success already with the Nissan Leaf in Denmark and we leased all of the units we purchased from Nissan very quickly, which has led to us ordering more. To follow up that success we have decided to add the e-NV200 vehicle to broaden our offering and appeal to new types of customers.”

Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe, Jean-Pierre Diernaz said the deal shows that there is a broadening market for big fleet EV customers in Europe. “We are very happy to be working with Avis again to create a lease offering for customers in Denmark. With big companies like Avis in Denmark and DHL in Italy placing significant orders for Nissan electric vehicles we can see that more people are realising the unique combination of driving comfort, low running costs and zero emissions is very appealing.”