Apply for an electric van trial

Due to high demand, all available trial dates are now fully booked. We will not be considering new applications at this time.

In order to aid the uptake of electric vans, the Council is offering organisations in Sheffield the chance to trial a Nissan e-NV200 electric van for eight weeks.

The trial scheme is designed to help organisations decide if they want to invest in an electric van as their next vehicle.

We have now extended the trial for a further six months and are offering a fully insured van with a one-off admin fee of £200, to give even more businesses an opportunity to take part in the trial.

This scheme has been funded by National Highways (formally Highways England) Designated Fund for Air Quality and will run until January 2024.

Who can apply

The trials are aimed at organisations from the public, private and third sector based in Sheffield who are not already operating electric vans in their fleet.

If you don't currently meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme but think you would still benefit from the trial, please contact us.

What you are applying for

  • an eight week trial of a fully insured Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with a one-off admin fee of £200


  • a free report covering your use of the vehicle, including financial and environmental benefits
  • an optional device for your current vehicle to record usage data for direct comparison with the trial vehicle

Costs of taking part

  • a fully refundable £250 deposit to be paid at the start of the trial
  • a £200 admin fee for a fully insured van
  • electricity costs to charge the van during the trial

About the Nissan e-NV200

  • 100% electric
  • range: 124 to 187 miles
  • cargo capacity: 4.2 cubic metres
  • security: standard locks and factory fitted alarm system
  • length: 4560mm
  • width: 1755mm
  • height: 1858mm (unladen)
  • max payload: up to 705kg
  • charging time: 80% of battery within 1 hour with a rapid charger

The van is installed with a system to record usage data from each individual trial. This will help you understand the financial and environmental benefits.

Charging the van

Rapid charging 80% of the battery takes just 30 to 40 minutes at a public charge point. 

We have installed rapid electric car chargers in a range of locations across the city. The chargers are in council car parks and on-street parking across the city, including six locations in the city centre.

View the map of public charging points

How to apply

Applications for the trial are currently closed. If you have already applied, we will contact you about your application within seven working days of your application date.

Contact Electric Van Trial

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