Nissan’s e-NV200 is in the process of becoming the next FedEx delivery van, and today the brand unveiled its e-NV200 panel van in co-operation with FedEx at the IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover.
The e-NV200 combines the all-electric powertrain found in the Nissan Leaf, with Nissan’s already successful NV200 utility vehicle to provide an emissions-free delivery van. FedEx is already operating 130 all-electric vehicles worldwide, and wants to increase the efficiency of its global fleet 20 percent by 2020.
FedEx has already put these electric Nissan vehicles on the streets of London, England and Yokohama, Japan to test their real-world feasibility, the feedback from which will influence the final production version which will start being assembled in mid-2013. Battery charging time is also important in the delivery field, and Nissan says that with a quick charger from the company, the e-NV200 can retain 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
“The e-NV200 will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditional diesel or gas-powered compact van, but with zero CO2 or other pollutant emissions at the point of uses,” said Hideto Murakami, corporate VP of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.