Nissan will promote its e-NV200 electric van on a special tour, driving some 10,000 km (>6,000 miles) across Europe’s most beautiful vistas in 35 days.
The journey spreads through eight countries; from Spain through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Naturally, Nissan mentions that it will have its pick of more than 4,000 available public CHAdeMO chargers in Europe.
You know what we really think would assist in the journey? A much larger battery! …but we digress.
The range of e-NV200 is rated at just 170 km (NEDC, or about 70 miles in the real-wold/EPA terms) on a 24 kWh battery, the only option available – 30 kWh as seen in the LEAF as of yet.
“Highlighting the growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs), Lionel Suissa and his Electrip team will be leading the 35 day tour across Mainland Europe starting in May.
Based in France, Lionel is one of a group of artists promoting electro-mobility; bringing the pleasure of electric driving to a younger audience.
Starting the challenge in Barcelona and travelling along Europe’s Electric Corridor, the team will end the tour in Norway’s picturesque North Cape. While passing through France, the Electrip team will be traversing Wattway, the solar powered road located near Le Mans.”
Lionel Suissa, part of the Electrip team said:
“As a passionate advocate of the role EVs can play in improving air quality, I think it’s crucial that the younger generation see just how easy and enjoyable electric driving can be. Electrip is designed to show off Europe’s charging network and demonstrate to people just how capable an electric vehicle truly is. The Nissan e-NV200 is the ideal vehicle for our European adventure.”
“The electric road trip supports Electrify the World, a new digital community platform. Through the brand’s network of social media sites and websites, Nissan is using its expertise from almost a decade in electric vehicles to inspire new conversations about sustainability and cleaner living.
The platform also gives users a forum to engage in discussion, interact with the brand and offer opinion. It aims to engage audiences across Europe and inspire them to join Nissan’s electric revolution, living smarter and more sustainable lifestyles.
To learn more about Nissan’s Electrify the World campaign and its commitment to Intelligent Mobility, visit https://www.nissan.co.uk/experience-nissan/electric-vehicle-leadership.html
Follow the Electrip journey on Twitter using #ElectrifyTheWorld.”
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe said:
“As Nissan electric vehicle sales increase, the charging infrastructure continues to grow apace – transforming the face of all-electric driving. With over 4,000 publically accessible charging points across Europe, drivers are able to travel across the continent, free from range anxiety.”