Harrods is the latest European retail business to put its trust in Nissan as the leader in electric vehicle technology. Over 100 years after the London department store first added an electric van to its delivery infrastructure, Harrods is once again returning to the EV realm - with a distinctive addition - the 100 percent electric Nissan e-NV200 delivery van.
Nissan officially handed over the 100 percent electric van to Harrods outside its luxury Knightsbridge store on 28th March 2017. The distinctive Nissan e-NV200 has been specially adapted to perfectly attend to Harrods’ delivery prerequisites. The loading space has been fully refrigerated and shelving units have been added to allow for fresh groceries to be transported in optimum condition. The exterior has also been immersed in the traditional royal green and shimmery gold, Harrods livery to make it recognisable as it travels around the city.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe commented: “Business across Europe are taking major steps to reduce their impact on the environment and it’s great to see such an iconic British department store embracing zero emission technology and putting the e-NV200 on their fleet. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are working towards a sustainable future and we believe that zero emission vehicles, such as the e-NV200 are vital to tackling air pollution – an issue affecting many cities across Europe.”He furthermore reported: “Harrods is demonstrating to other European retailers how the EV range can help to reduce carbon footprint of their business while providing the practicality and versatility needed to deliver goods to customers across London.” Named Europe’s best-selling electric van in 2016, the e-NV200 is part of Nissan’s popular zero emission range, combining the best elements of two multi-award winning vehicles – the Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200.