Nissan and FedEx Express expand collaborative testing of the e-NV200 battery-electric compact van to Singapore
Nissan and FedEx Express have begun testing of the 100% electric e-NV200 commercial vehicle in Singapore. (Earlier post.) This is a part of the comprehensive field testing program announced jointly by Nissan and FedEx Express at the Hannover Motor Show (Germany) last fall.
Trial results and feedback will continue to shape the development of the all-electric urban delivery compact van and related software.
The e-NV200 is scheduled to launch in 2014.
Upon completion in Singapore, the test program will be extended to other countries, such as Brazil and the United States. Prior to the joint announcement, the two companies had also tested the same model in the UK and in Japan. The two companies selected Singapore as the first field testing ground in this comprehensive program due to the country’s proactive stance in its environmental policies, including countermeasures against air pollution.
During the field test, Nissan will provide FedEx Express with a monitor e-NV200 vehicle for use as a delivery vehicle in the city for one month. After one month, the companies will evaluate the vehicle’s potential for the delivery of international air cargo. The results will be reflected in future development of the model.