Nissan EVs Set To Electrify Milan At UEFA Champions League Final

MAY 25 2016 BY MARK KANE 8

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Nissan happily announced the electrification of the UEFA Champions League Final in Milan for this weekend.

In total, the Japanese company is supplying more than 100 EVs for the event, including a special e-NV200 van modified to become the UEFA Champions League Trophy Carrier.

“As the official global automotive sponsor of Europe’s most prestigious football competition, Nissan will supply more than 100 electric vehicles to UEFA and associated sponsors to transport guests and officials during the final weekend.

The company will also have the honour of transporting the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy in a specially designed e-NV200 all electric trophy van to the fan festival at Duomo di Milano on Thursday 26th May where it will remain until the big match. Ahead of the final on Saturday 28th May, a unique Nissan LEAF will then take the trophy to the San Siro stadium as part of the UEFA Trophy Parade.”

e-NV200 UEFA Champions League Trophy Carrier 2016

e-NV200 UEFA Champions League Trophy Carrier 2016

In partnership with A2A, Nissan is also installing 17 multi-standard DC fast chargers (CHAdeMO/Combo) in Milan – 12 in the city and 5 more in surrounding airports.

“As a gift to Milan and its surrounding airports, Nissan in partnership with A2A is installing 17 public EV rapid chargers, 13 of which will remain free of charge following the UEFA Champions League Final weekend.”

“Nissan’s project in partnership with A2A promotes clean, sustainable mobility in a significant metropolitan area of Europe by offering one of the most advanced infrastructure networks. Last week the Milan Town Council inaugurated the Nissan project for the installation of 12 rapid chargers on municipality area in partnership with A2A. The initiative represents the largest fast charge infrastructure installation in a single city in Italy. This week two rapid chargers will be installed at Malpensa airport and a further three at Linate airport, one of which will remain after the UEFA Champions League Final.”

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Nissan announce partnership with A2A to install 12 rapid chargers in Milan and 5 in surrounding airports

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe said:

The final in Milan this weekend marks the climax of another exciting year partnering with the UEFA Champions League – the most prestigious football tournament in the world. We began this journey last season and we were delighted to provide electric vehicles and charging points in Berlin, a journey we look to continue at the final this year in Milan. The great relationship we have with UEFA means we have been able to provide something long lasting and positive to both cities during our first two seasons as a sponsor of the UEFA Champions League.”

“Poor air quality and increasing greenhouse gas emissions are very real challenges facing cities all over the world, including Milan. Zero emission vehicles provide a tangible solution to these challenges, and the fast charge stations built by Nissan in Milan will be decisive regarding the take up of all-electric mobility and will be left behind after the final for the public.”

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8 Comments on "Nissan EVs Set To Electrify Milan At UEFA Champions League Final"

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Assaf

Go Madrid!……

Oh, they’re both from Madrid. What are the odds?

LOL

This is only the first stage; the second should be supported by wireless chargers which are widely believed to be a key trigger to wider EV adoption. In this initial phase this Nissan move will benefit most its ICE sales, particularly its Qashqai, which is selling like hot cakes across all of the Europe. Prior to their Model Y launch (hopefully CUV shaped) Tesla should dig down deep into reasons why buyers are so nuts about Nissan Qashqai and Renault Captur, which are in a class of their own. Obviously, there must some some serious reasons for their 200k sales each year. As for Italians, as well as for major part of Europe cord charging is perceived as a huge hassle, therefore Nissan if you want your EV sales surge – step up cordless chargers’ installations !

DangerHV

I’m surprised how little attention wireless charging gets. Safe, simple for everyone to use, no valuable copper cables for thieves, no cable to run over or trip over, 90% efficiency achieved (per claims anyway)…
Insideev’s, how about an in-depth article to feed our brains?

Alan

I just wished they’d hurry up and put the 60 kWh battery in it !

Alan

The e-NV200 that is !

Peter

Unlike the Leaf they haven’t even upgraded e-NV200 from 24 kWh to 30 kWh yet…

Ken

Can i have my E NV200 in New Jersey please? Im getting tired of waiting. At this rate, ill have my Model 3 before i get my van.

Counter-Strike Cat

Nissan is the worlds only company to spend real money to make the normal people aware of the existence of electric vehicles.