Nissan Works with FedEx to Test the e-NV200 in U.S. Market

Nissan Works with FedEx to Test e-NV200's Delivery PotentialIs there anything better than receiving a much-anticipated package and getting it fast? How about knowing it was brought to you on the wheels of an all-electric vehicle leaving no carbon emissions in its wake? This will soon be the case for package recipients in the D.C. area as Nissan works with FedEx Express to test the Nissan e-NV200 for the first time in North America.

In this ideal partnership, both companies are committed to changing their impact on the environment for the better. This will be Nissan’s second globally-marketed, all-electric vehicle –the LEAF was the first.

Adding the e-NV200 compact commercial van to the FedEx Express lineup matches well with FedEx’s EarthSmart program, which is “designed to guide the company’s environmental commitment in the communities where it operates.”

Nissan Works with FedEx to Test e-NV200's Delivery PotentialInitially, as Nissan works with FedEx, field tests will incorporate the e-NV200 into the routine duties of a delivery vehicle with the goal of discerning its possible future in delivery.

“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’s director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing. “We’d also like to explore clever uses of EVs in work environments where carbon emissions of gas-powered vehicles make them impractical or impossible to use.”

Even though we at James Ceranti Nissan clearly don’t live near D.C., we’ll be shipping packages to our loved ones in the area in hopes they’ll arrive via Nissan’s e-NV200!

Coming Soon: The e-NV200, Nissan’s All-Electric Commercial Van

tire with leavesNissan was already the first to introduce a mass produced all-electric vehicle to the public with the debut of the LEAF in 2010.  Now, we at James Ceranti Nissan are excited about the recent announcement of production plans for the new e-NV200, Nissan’s all-electric commercial van.

The van was exhibited earlier this week at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.  Production is scheduled to begin mid-year 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  The e-NV200 is expected to hit the market in Japan during the 2014 fiscal year.

With zero CO2 emissions, the e-NV200 has the potential to drastically change the workplace; these vans are able to be driven inside, and its operating costs are the lowest in its segment.

Nissan is also hoping to change the public transportation scene all across the world.

The NV200 was originally chosen as New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow and has begun to appear in droves on the streets. Nissan is also working with Yokohama Mobility Project Zero to positively affect Yokohama, Japan’s carbon footprint.  Additionally, Nissan is making plans to incorporate the e-NV200 as a part of the taxi lineup in Barcelona, Spain.

We’ll keep you updated on any future plans for its U.S. introduction.