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Coca-Cola Central Japan to Test Nissan's e-NV200 100% Electric Commercial Vehicle

Starting in mid-November Nissan Motor Co Ltd are providing Coca-Cola with the e-NV200, a 100% electric commercial vehicle for field testing.

Coca-Cola’s regional organisation, Coca-Cola Central Japan Co Ltd are to use the Nissan’s multipurpose commercial van as a regional sales vehicle in Yokohama. They will be evaluating the e-NV200 on its practical usability against conventional internal combustion engine vehicles and of course they will be testing its performance.

They will only be charging the van at night when electric consumption is low and the test will determine if the nightly charge is sufficient to meet user needs during the day. This feedback will help Nissan evaluate the e-NV200’s suitability as a commercial vehicle.

The e-NV200 has already been tested by several major companies which include AEON Retail Co Ltd, British Gas and FedEx Express in both Japan and in Europe. The feedback given from these tests are helping Nissan refine and enhance the final development’s of the e-NV200, which is scheduled for launch in 2014.

The e-NV200 will be the second mass-produced 100% EV which Nissan has launched, the Nissan LEAF was the world’s first globally produced EV for the consumer market.

The e-NV200 has a large multi-functional interior space provided for both business and private users, it will deliver innovation in the commercial vehicle market and further Nissan’s leadership in the EV market. The e-NV200 combines the advanced power-train of the Nissan LEAF with the practicality of the NV200, it will not only deliver zero CO2 emissions but also superior acceleration and quietness. It will also provide consumers with class-leading costs which is one of the critical factors for businesses using commercial vehicles.

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