FedEx to test 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 in global markets

Nissan has brought its e-NV200 all-electric concept to the Germany for display at the IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show, after its debut at the Detroit Motor Show this year.

The automaker is offering up two concepts, the first coated in standard white paint, the other outfitted with FedEx and Nissan graphics to reflect the companies moving forward with their cooperative testing, which has been going on since December 2011.

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“As a global fleet operator, FedEx Express is always looking for measures to improve the efficiency of its vehicles,” said Russell Musgrove, managing director Global Vehicles, FedEx Express. “Through the development and deployment of innovative technologies, FedEx Express has continually improved the energy efficiency and reduced the environmental impact of its fleet. We are delighted to collaborate with a global player like Nissan in the development of an urban all-electric delivery van.”

Real world testing began in London, UK, and is now expanding to Yokohama, Japan and locations in Singapore, the U.S., and Brazil.

Based largely on the Leaf, the e-NV200 concept gets power from a synchronous motor that makes 107.2hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, and its 80 percent capacity on a half-hour quick charge.

– By: Alexandra Koken