VISITORS to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show are advised to take a warm jumper if they intend to explore the potential of the new all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept.
Designed as as a solution to reach the urban deliveries larger refrigerated vehicles cannot get to. Whether it’s size or emissions, the Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept will be capable of reaching customers in areas where existing delivery vehicles face a growing number of restrictions.
With a range of around 106 miles and a 4.2 cubic metre load space the Nissan e-NV200 already offers a practical solution for urban deliveries. The addition of the Fridge Concept now means easy access can also be available for businesses offering chilled deliveries.
The new variant will be a fully customised version of the e-NV200 with a separate 12kWh battery powering the refrigeration unit. The separate battery means you don’t have to concern yourself with the additional power load reducing the range of the vehicle.
The compact size of the e-NV200 Fridge Concept will make it easier to access narrow streets and to park in the tightest of loading areas. The extra battery in the load space may reduce the capacity slightly but the ability to carry chilled produce should outweigh a minor loss of load space for many businesses.
Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit is understandably enthusiastic,
“The e-NV200 Fridge Concept will create huge value for commercial users – generating more business, as well as reducing the cost of ownership. With zero emissions, it’ll be perfect for busy urban environments where larger vehicles are often prohibited.”
With the London T-Zone charge coming into force this week, and even more restrictive measures planned over the next few years, an all-electric chilled delivery solution is likely to prove the vehicle of choice for many delivery businesses.
Alongside the e-NV200 Fridge Concept, Nissan will also be unveiling a new Paramedic Concept. This uses the same idea of a separate battery to power additional equipment. Instead of operating a refrigerated unit the Paramedic Concept uses the battery to support life-saving medical equipment when patients are in remote areas or in need of emergency assistance.