This week at the IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show, Nissan debuted the new panel-van version of its all-electric e-NV200 concept vehicle, which the company has been testing with FedEx Express for nearly a year.
Nissan and FedEx Express began trials with an e-NV200 prototype in London last December, and testing has also occurred in Yokohama, Japan. The companies have agreed to continue testing by expanding trials into the U.S., Singapore and Brazil, as well as renewed their partnership for research and development of the urban parcel delivery vehicle and related software.
‘As a global fleet operator, FedEx Express is always looking for measures to improve the efficiency of its vehicles,’ says Russell Musgrove, managing director of global vehicles. ‘We are delighted to collaborate with a global player like Nissan in the development of an urban all-electric delivery van.’
The e-NV200 will be the second of four Nissan EVs to reach mass production, the company notes. For its part, FedEx Express currently operates 130 all-electric vehicles worldwide.