What is completely silent and can fit a rugby scrum if the locks are prepared to lie down? And the referee and the linesmen? And some spectators?
It’s rather a mouthful.
Nissan has developed a zero-emission, all-electric ice cream van for “Clean Air Day” which took place on June 20th in the UK. The concept van is based on the Nissan e-NV200 all-electric LCV (light commercial vehicle) and is a true demonstration of Nissan’s Electric Ecosystem. This system combines a zero-emission drivetrain, second-life battery storage and renewable solar energy generation.
Electric vehicles have certainly become a conversation starter around the watercooler and none more so than the Nissan NV300 and NV200. Nissan revealed their new all-electric Nissan e-NV200 campervan at the 2018 Madrid Motor Show and what a head-turner it is. Although currently only available in Spain, the new addition to the Nissan EV family speaks volumes of the automaker’s vision for the future.
Nissan, in conjunction with Ian Johnson, who is the host of the American television show Xtreme Off-Road, have taken their standard Nissan Cargo van (the South African equivalent of which is the Nissan NV200) and supersized it. They have created a once off project van that puts the X in xtreme. While the Nissan Cargo X is not set to be put into mass production, it does show the huge potential of the Nissan Cargo as the ultimate commercial vehicle.
It’s not as simple as getting you from A to B anymore. For starters, it’s no longer just you, is it? The spouse, the kids (the kids’ bicycles), the family Saint Bernard… Vacation time is just around the corner and it’s all up to you. And the more you crunch the numbers, the further away from B (that beautiful seaside resort you found online) gets. You keep browsing and you keep crunching and eventually conclude it would be more cost effective to dig your own pool in the backyard and camp out. Sound familiar? There is a solution. Say hello to the Nissan NV200 Combi.
Need a new cost effective delivery vehicle that is both good looking and reliable? The Nissan e-NV200 could be the electric eco-friendly van for you!
This year’s Nissan’s offerings at the 85th Geneva Motor Show have highlighted some of the best innovation from Nissan and if this is where Nissan is planning to go in the next decade, we are in for an exciting time with electric cars, revolutionary performance cars and the domination of the crossover.
The Nissan NV200 commercial van is most certainly not the first vehicle you would think of when buying a new car, but chances are South African’s will be driving in one soon.
Although new to the South African market, the NV200 has been on sale in over 40 countries for some time now. In fact, this compact van has been chosen as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” for the Big Apple, old New York itself. No mean feat for any vehicle manufacturer.