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Nissan to Start Testing All-Electric e-NV200 in Yokohama

Many people were wondering whether Nissan’s electric powertrain could be used in other vehicles, and whether it would be easily modifiable to suit specific needs. Their all-electric version of the NV200 commercial vehicle has just been given the green light for a series of tests, to be carried out in Yokohama, Japan.
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They will be tested in cooperation with FedEx Express, to prove the viability of using EVs as delivery vehicles. This test comes after a similar trial took place and was successfully completed in Europe, last winter. The Japan tests should have already started and they will last one month, in which enough data will be gathered to give the Japanese automaker enough information to make a good decision on whether or not the e-NV200 is useful or not in the real world.

Masamichi Ujiie, regional vice president, North Pacific, FedEx Express, said, “FedEx has been implementing various environmentally-friendly initiatives all over the world. Since 2005 our goal has been to make our vehicle fleet 20% more fuel efficient by 2020. FedEx is gradually shifting its delivery fleet to more efficient vehicles and increasing its investment in all-electric and alternative drivetrain vehicles. We value this opportunity to provide feedback and contribute to the development of the e-NV200 [. . .] FedEx is committed to delivering highly reliable service to our customers in an environmentally responsible way.”


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