Nissan and FedEX Express have teamed up to put the Japanese automaker’s all-electric e-NV200 to the test in real world conditions in Washington, D.C.
The test between the two companies marks the first time the e-NV200 will be running in North America though the pair have conducted similar tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second global all-electric vehicle and offers the same functionality as its gasoline-powered sibling. According to Nissan, the e-NV200 can be charged up to 80 percent of its full capacity in less than 30 minutes when equipped with a quick charge port and using a fast charger.
The Nissan e-NV200 is scheduled to begin mass production later this year in Europe.
“We’re eager to work with FedEx and other companies to put the e-NV200 through its paces to continue to build awareness of the capability of electric vehicles and to evaluate how well it meets the needs of the commercial consumer,” said Erik Gottfried, Nissan director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing.
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