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Electric Nissan van added to Harrods delivery fleet

Wednesday 29 March 2017, By Autovolo

Electric Nissan van added to Harrods delivery fleet

Electric Nissan van added to Harrods delivery fleet

Nissan has delivered an all-electric Nissan e-NV200 van to Harrods, nearly a century after the luxury department store first used EV tech on its fleet.

In 1919, the London-based store used American Walker electric vans before building its own 60-strong fleet of EVs to deliver goods around the capital. However, as petrol became more popular they were phased out.

Guy Cheston, media sales manager at Harrods, said: “It’s wonderful to see an electric Harrods van on the roads of London again.

“As one of Britain’s largest established department stores, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and mitigating our environmental footprint. As part of our carbon and energy management policy, we have identified transportation as a key area where we can make a real impact.”

The van has been adapted for the store’s specific needs, with the load space converted to be fully refrigerated with shelving units in place for groceries. Outside, it has been wrapped in Harrods’ iconic green and gold branding.

Nissan says that Harrods is expecting to use the van for about 50 deliveries a week, covering about 150 miles in that time. With an official range of 106 miles, recharging should only be required once per week.

The e-NV200 is one of more than 27,000 electric vehicles the Japanese manufacturer has sold to businesses across Europe since 2014.

Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles for Nissan Europe, said: “The Nissan e-NV200 is designed for forward-thinking businesses and I am delighted that Harrods has put its trust in us to help it switch to more sustainable transport solutions.”