Published on Monday 11 March 2013 in Van News
The stereotypical, lane weaving, music booming, white van man has become a thing of the past, if the latest Nissan Van Drivers Report is to be believed. Nissan, manufacturer of the Nissan NV200 and Nissan NV400 vans, surveyed 250 drivers to discover what makes the Light Commercial Vehicle driver tick and the findings revealed that - well, they are really just a middle of the road lot!
Taking pride in their van rates highly in the survey, with over 90% of drivers saying they feel better when they are driving a clean van. What's more, almost three quarters of professional van drivers, believe a clean van makes them a better driver.
When it comes to eating on the move, pies and pasties are things of the past, with only 5% reaching for the pastry option. Instead over a third of van drivers take their own packed lunch, while 8% will top up on their 5-a-day by grabbing a piece of fruit.
The image of the van as a boom box on wheels has also been shattered. 23% of van drivers preferred a more sedate Radio 2, with only 14% choosing Radio 1.
As well as the Nissan NV200 and Nissan NV400, the leading manufacturer is also in the final phase of testing an innovative electric van. So, Nissan was pleased to hear that nearly half of the drivers questioned are driving 100 miles or less a day, meaning that they could successfully use the Nissan eNV200 van, without disrupting their daily routines.