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Nissan Showing Off Versatility of its Cargo Vans in Tokyo

Nissan will unveil two new concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, aimed at improving city mobility.

The two fully customized vehicles are packed with new technologies and features, starting with Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance. Building on the success of the previous iterations, the latest Paramedic Concept is based on the NV350 Caravan and provides even better comfort for the patient and a better work environment for paramedics and drivers. The ambulance is sold exclusively in Japan and contains vital life-saving equipment to respond to emergencies, often in remote areas. The latest model has a lithium-ion auxiliary battery that supports medical equipment, which may prove vital when responding to those remote areas.

Nissan says it expects to start sales of the ambulance in Japan in fiscal year 2018 and is looking to double annual sales compared to the previous model.

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The other concept is an all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept. Designed to be easier to park in urban environments, the Fridge Concept boasts an additional battery pack in the cargo space to power a refrigeration unit, allowing it to store chilled foods. Nissan actually already offers an e-NV200 fridge conversion in Europe.

“Meanwhile, the e-NV200 Fridge Concept will create huge value for commercial users – generating more business, as well as reducing the cost of ownership,” said Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit. “With zero emissions, it’ll be perfect for busy urban environments where larger vehicles are often prohibited.”

Joining the two concepts at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is a standard NV350 Caravan, which was launched in Japan during the summer.

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