NISSAN AND FEDEX EXPRESS TEST NV200 BASED ELECTRIC VEHICLE ON LONDON STREETS

Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

12.13.2011

, ROLLE, Switzerland

NISSAN AND FEDEX EXPRESS TEST NV200 BASED ELECTRIC VEHICLE ON LONDON STREETS

Nissan’s battery-powered zero-emission chronicle of award-winning NV200 to bear FedEx Express trials

A antecedent zero-emission all-electric smoothness automobile is prepared to start endless real-world contrast on a streets of London. FedEx Express and Nissan are collaborating over a dual month duration to weigh how a NV200 electric automobile (EV) antecedent copes with a rigours of daily duties in a capital.

The Nissan NV200 EV antecedent uses a same EV powertrain and battery creatively grown for a multi-award winning Nissan LEAF – a world’s initial 100 per cent electric mass-market family car: 2011 European Car of a Year, 2011 World Car of a Year, and Car of a Year Japan 2011-2012. To date Nissan already sole some-more than 20,000 Nissan LEAFs, creation it a best-selling all-electric automobile opposite a globe.

Beth Galetti, clamp boss of Planning and Engineering, FedEx Express EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent Africa) said, “FedEx is unapproachable to combine with Nissan on this initiative. Our cross-sector proceed to revoke coherence on petroleum, revoke CO impact and discharge tailpipe emissions stays unwavering. At FedEx, we find to bond a universe in obliged and quick ways and we will continue to work closely with Nissan to change what is possible.”

“Zero-emission vehicles like Nissan LEAF are already personification an increasingly poignant environmental purpose in a towns and cities. The Nissan NV200 EV antecedent smoothness automobile will not usually urge a peculiarity of civic life, though interjection to best in category regulating costs has good power to palliate a mercantile burdens placed on companies,” pronounced Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, obliged for a Global LCV Business Unit, “FedEx Express feedback from a analysis routine will assistance us tailor a destiny battery-powered light blurb Nissan automobile that meets patron needs.”

“Collaboration is partial of a tellurian automobile strategy,” explained Dennis Beal, Vice President of Global Vehicles for FedEx Express. “Through partnership we can exponentially urge and assist what is possible. We value a event Nissan has given us to yield gifted feedback and minister to growth of a best Nissan NV200 possible.”

FedEx Express now operates 43 all-electric vehicles in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Memphis- all of that are ideal unenlightened civic centres. With 0 emissions, no tailpipe, and energy-recycling regenerative braking, a Nissan NV200 EV antecedent is quite befitting for undiluted city streets where bad atmosphere peculiarity is causing increasing regard and a start and stop of city trade reduces a greedy detriment of appetite and so increases a potency of a vehicle’s driveline. Battery charging options embody a finish recharge overnight or adult to 80 per cent ability in only 30 mins regulating a Quick Charger.

Nissan is aiming to turn a tellurian personality in 0 emissions and sees a focus of a modernized 0 glimmer record to a LCV and business-to-business markets as an critical subsequent step in a growth of tolerable mobility for all.

Additional trials are expected for 2012 mirroring identical trials hold in 2011, where a NV200 EV antecedent was used by a Japan Post Service on smoothness and collection duties in Japan.

To learn some-more about Nissan’s Electric Vehicle, greatfully visit: http://www.nissan-zeroemission.com/

To find out some-more about FedEx joining to environmental sustainability, greatfully visit: http://about.van.fedex.com/corporate_responsibility/the_environment

Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of a many extensive European presences of any abroad manufacturer, contracting some-more than 12,500 staff opposite locally-based design, investigate and development, manufacturing, logistics and sales and selling operations. Last year (2010) Nissan plants in a UK, Spain and Russia constructed some-more than 528,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and blurb vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 different and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to turn a series one Japanese code in Europe.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive association by volume, is headquartered in Yokahama, Japan and is an constituent post of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan supposing business with some-more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a clever joining to building sparkling and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a extensive operation of fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles underneath a Nissan and Infiniti brands.

About FedEx Sustainability
FedEx is committed to joining a universe responsibly and resourcefully. The Company sets long-term goals to revoke aircraft emissions power 20 percent by 2020, boost FedEx Express automobile potency by 20 percent by 2020, and enhance on-site renewable appetite era and buying of renewable appetite credits. FedEx works to grasp these desirous goals by EarthSmart, a FedEx joining to minimize a impact on a environment. EarthSmart is designed to inspire creation that creates a business-the approach we work and a services we offer-more sustainable, both economically and environmentally. FedEx has been placed in Boston College’s Reputation Institute 2011 CSR Index Top 50 Ranking, a fourth uninterrupted year progressing this recognition, and binds a U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership Printer’s List #2 Ranking.

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is a world’s largest demonstrate travel company, providing quick and arguable smoothness to some-more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. FedEx Express uses a tellurian air-and-ground network to speed smoothness of time-sensitive shipments, by a clear time and date with a money-back guarantee

About FedEx
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides business and businesses worldwide with a extended portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $40 billion, a association offers integrated business applications by handling companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, underneath a reputable FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among a world’s many dignified and devoted employers, FedEx inspires a some-more than 290,000 group members to sojourn “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, a top reliable and veteran standards and a needs of their business and communities. For some-more information, revisit news.fedex.com.


Contact:

Nissan Europe
Matt Loader
Design, Product EV Communications
00 44 (0) 1234 755083
matt.loader@ntc-europe.co.uk

FedEx Media Relations
Maria Tomprou
00 32 (0) 2 515 8916
mtomprou@fedex.com

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