Harrods Delivery Fleet Goes Electric Thanks to Nissan
Nissan and the celebrated Harrods department store have joined forces to bring electric vehicle technology to Harrods customers. Customized with Harrods recognizable gold and green corporate colors, the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 will be on display everyday as they make deliveries to London area customers of Harrods.
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According to Nissan, the e-NV200 has not only been outfitted to reflect Harrods on the outside, but it has been customized on the inside to fit Harrods delivery needs with a completely refrigerated load space and shelves to safely transport perishables.
Nissan reports that Harrods delivery trucks will be able to cover an average distance of 241 km in the London area and complete 50 deliveries each week due to the “e-NV200’s range of up to 170 km on a single charge*.”
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The Nissan e-NV200 is not the first electric vehicle to support Harrods. According to Nissan, Harrods utilized solid-tired American Walker electric vans in 1919 for London deliveries until the popularity of petrol engines overshadowed the electric vans.
“Businesses across Europe are taking major steps to reduce their impact on the environment, and it’s great to see such an iconic British department store embracing zero emission technology and putting the e-NV200 on their fleet,” said Gareth Dunsmore, director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe. “Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are working towards a sustainable future and we believe that zero emission vehicles, such as the e-NV200 are vital to tackling air pollution – an issue affecting many cities across Europe. The Nissan e-NV200 is designed for forward-thinking businesses, and I am delighted that Harrods has put its trust in us to help them switch to more sustainable transport solutions. Harrods is demonstrating to other European retailers how EVs can help to reduce the carbon footprint of their business while providing the practicality and versatility needed to deliver goods to customers across London.”
* A range of up to 170km per full charge (based on new European Driving Cycle). Actual consumption and range may vary due to driving style road condition, air-conditioning and other factors outside our control.
News Source: Nissan