Nissan has supplied a further 20 Terrano Vans to The Environment Agency, bringing the total number of Nissans on its fleet to 88.
The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting the environment in England and Wales. It buys some 36 Terrano Vans a year and puts the 4x4 LCVs to work across many divisions, where their off-road capabilities, reliability and relatively compact size but substantial 765 kg payload make them ideal for numerous applications. 33 vans are in use in the Anglian region alone.
With their maximum 2.8 tonnes towing capacity, the vehicles are used for towing anything from boats to oil boom trailers, while Flood Defence Operatives find the Terrano Van’s ability to wade through 450 mm of stream means they can get to where they need to be even if water levels are starting to rise.
Among their many duties, Terrano Vans transport Environmental Protection Inspectors off-road and across difficult terrain into restricted areas, take Fisheries Enforcement Officers down dirt tracks to waterways to carry out rod licence checks and help machinery drivers get on and off-site.
The Environment Agency also has a number of five-door Terranos on the fleet, plus several Nissan King Cab Pickups.
All vehicles are equipped with additional lights, towbars etc to Environment Agency specification by Nissan’s ‘one-stop shop’ PDI centre in Leighton Buzzard.
Tony Sale, National Contracts and Processes Manager for The Environment Agency said: "The Terrano Van is a good, practical, lightweight 4x4 that’s very comfortable to drive on the road and can handle a wide range of tasks, so is ideal for our needs."Published 16 October 2002