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Nissan Sets New Towing Record for EVs by Pulling Margot Robbie's House

 It seems this autumn is a good time to be breaking records with heads falling left and right. Towing appears to be particularly en-vogue as both Land Rover and Jaguar proved (though they are essentially the same company).
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The latter had an XF Sportbrake pull a former British Olympic skier at 117 miles per hour, while the latter went all the way down-south to Australia to tow one of their massive road trains through the equally vast outback. Local actress Margot Robbie must have been watching, and since she's been named Nissan's international ambassador for electric vehicles and Intelligent Mobility, it got her thinking.

What if Nissan could set a new world record by pulling something large and heavy with one of its electric vehicles? As luck would have it, the Japanese company was just about to launch a new version of its commercial EV, the E-NV200 van, and things just clicked from there.

In the end, they chose a house and not just because it fitted the criteria (big and heavy, remember?), but also because it provided Margot with the perfect occasion to integrate the other aspects of Nissan's "Electric Ecosystem." Things like solar panels, energy storage devices, and vehicle-to-grid technology.

In the end, however, it was all just pretext to show off the E-NV200's pulling power. Which, according to its specs sheet, is a very unimpressive 430 kg (950 lb). Even if that house were nothing but cardboard painted to look like wood and glass, it would still weigh more than that, we suspect. Plus there's that massive trailer that required Nissan to change the equipment on the E-NV200.

With no official from Guinness World Records or any detail about the actual weight pulled by the E-NV200, this only qualifies as a PR stunt that's as real as Margot Robbie driving the new LEAF off the moving trailer. Still, we can't really complain about any excuse of watching the Australian actress doing anything, so well done Nissan.



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