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Environmental impact

05/03/2012 | Channel: Logistics / Packaging

A prototype zero-emission all-electric delivery vehicle is ready to start extensive real-world testing on the streets of London.

FedEx Express and Nissan are collaborating over a two-month period to evaluate how the NV200 electric vehicle (EV) prototype copes with the rigours of daily duties in the capital.

The Nissan NV200 EV prototype uses the same EV powertrain and battery originally developed for the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF - the world’s first 100 per cent electric mass-market family car and winner of the 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 awards.

“FedEx is proud to collaborate with Nissan on this initiative. Our cross-sector approach to reduce dependence on petroleum, reduce carbon impact and eliminate tailpipe emissions remains unwavering,“ said Beth Galetti, vice president of planning and engineering, FedEx Express EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa).

www.nissan-zeroemission .com