Nissan and Coca-Cola Central Japan Co. are to partner to test the 100% electric
e-NV200 commercial vehicle for deliveries starting in mid-November.
Coca-Cola Central Japan Co., Ltd., will use Nissan's multipurpose commercial van as regional sales vehicle in Yokohama, evaluating its performance and practical usability against conventional internal-combustion engine vehicles. The van will be recharged only at night when electricity consumption is low. The test will determine if the nightly charge is sufficient to meet user needs during the day. Overall, Nissan is looking for feedback as to e-NV200's suitability for commercial use.
Nissan has already road tested the e-NV200 this year with several other major companies, including AEON Retail Co., Ltd., FedEx Express and British Gas in Japan and Europe. Nissan is using the feedback from the field testing to refine and enhance the final development of e-NV200, scheduled to launch by 2014. The commercial vehicle will be Nissan's second mass-produced 100% EV following the Nissan LEAF.
Providing a large, multi-functional interior space to both business and private users, the e-NV200 commercial EV combines the powertrain of the Nissan LEAF with the NV200 base vehicle.
For commercial uses, as well as delivering zero CO2 emissions, it should offer superior acceleration and quietness. Critically, Nissan claims the e-NV200 as having class-leading levels operating costs.
Nissan Teams with Coca-Cola Central Japan to Test e-NV200100% Electric Commercial Vehicle Ahead of Market Launch