Nissan and FedEx Express are together planning to test a Nissan NV200 electric vehicle prototype in practical situations. The NV200 uses the same EV power train and battery as the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which has won multiple awards including, the 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012.
Beth Galetti, vice president of Planning and Engineering, FedEx Express EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Indian Subcontinent & Africa) said, “FedEx is proud to collaborate with Nissan on this initiative. Our cross-sector approach to reduce dependence on petroleum, reduce carbon impact and eliminate tailpipe emissions remains unwavering. At FedEx, we seek to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways and we will continue to work closely with Nissan to change what is possible.”
Compared with other EVs, the NV200 has some peculiarities which make this stand apart from other competitors of its segment.
Nissan is not expecting the NV200 to boost sales to a considerable level though it is predicted that all the manufactured NVs will sell as quickly as possible.
What Nissan is trying to bring is a new trend that will replace IC engines with electrical engines by which zero emissions can be achieved even in the case of goods transportation.
Nissan have always succeeded in setting trends and hopefully wishing the same with the NV200.