Driving 100 miles or less per day?

Nissan has today made available its first ever detailed report into the modern day professional driver.
Some of the interesting facts published in the 2013 Nissan Van Report include how van drivers are better drivers when their van is clean, their favourite radio station is Radio 2, a packed lunch is their food of choice, some take a nap when they are stuck in a traffic jam and the majority of van drivers are over 45 years old.
The survey also shattered some van driver stereotypes. How many motorists have seen vans with ‘clean me’ etched into the dirt and grime? The research shows van cleanliness is not a laughing matter with 92% of drivers saying they feel better when driving a clean vehicle and three out of four (72%) believe it actually makes them a better driver.
Nearly half of drivers questioned (48%) are driving 100 miles or less per day reinforcing they could successfully use a Nissan eNV200 van without having to compromise their daily delivery routines. Spending longer behind the wheel are the 26% of drivers who said they drove more than 200 miles every day.
More than one third of van drivers (39%) are over 45 years of age, but only 3% of respondents were aged between 16-24, reinforcing that companies will have to start recruiting young blood to replace an ageing workforce. Van drivers are a loyal bunch with 45% of respondents saying they had been with their employer for six years or more.
“Our research gives an insight into what modern day van drivers and fleet managers are thinking and the challenges they face as part of a modern van fleet,” said Jon Pollock, Nissan’s corporate sales director.
“With almost half of van drivers questioned driving less than 100 miles a day, the research further supports our decision to build an electric van.
The official launch of the Nissan Van Report comes as Nissan debuts the widely anticipated 100% electric eNV200 at the CV Show.
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