Nissan Presents e-NV200 Fridge Concept

OCT 20 2017 BY MARK KANE 12

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan will present one more sorta electric concept car…at least one we were unfamiliar existed with – the e-NV200 Fridge Concept, which is equipped with an additional 12 kWh battery pack in the cargo space – to power a refrigeration unit.

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

The main battery on this unit is still 24 kWh (for some reason), although we already know that in couple of months Nissan will begin to sale 40 kWh units.   Perhaps this is an older built concept that Nissan figured they needed to dust off and get some use out of?   

As it is a concept, we probably would have just put the 40 kWh concept specs on it.  But taking the thinking a bit further, why not just isolate ~12 kWh of capacity from the new 40 kWh e-NV200 specific for refrigeration use and be done with it?

Nissan on the concept projects:

“The company will also lift the lid on its solution to urban delivery challenges and launch a modified, all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept.

The Fridge Concept’s compact size will make it easier to park in urban environments, where large delivery trucks are often prevented from stopping. Equipped with an additional battery pack in the cargo space to power a refrigeration unit, the Nissan e-Fridge will be able to store chilled foods.”

Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit said:

“Meanwhile, the e-NV200 Fridge Concept will create huge value for commercial users – generating more business, as well as reducing the cost of ownership. With zero emissions, it’ll be perfect for busy urban environments where larger vehicles are often prohibited.”

The other vehicle is new ambulance Paramedic Concept, which isn’t plug-in, but Nissan is equipping it with 1.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that supports life-saving medical equipment when patients are in remote areas or in need of emergency assistance. The Paramedic will go on sales next year.

Key Specifications

e-NV200 Fridge Concept
Lithium-ion battery:
24 kWh (for Vehicle) + 12 kWh (for Fridge)
Length: 4.560m
Width: 1.755m
Height: 2.150m


New Nissan Paramedic Concept
2.5 liter gasoline engine QR25DE – 5 Speed AT
Lithium-ion auxiliary battery size: 1.6 kWh
Vehicle length:  5.440m
Width: 1.880m
Height:  2.490m

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12 Comments on "Nissan Presents e-NV200 Fridge Concept"

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Wow, that’s cool.

Uhh, uhh, see what I did there!

Chill post

Yeah, just use the 40kWh battery and the user can decide what the power is used for, just like we already do with the heater (or not).

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Gotta keep the Beer cold!

Just hurry up and bring it stateside already, at least as a special order item.

Thought it was supposed to be here already!

In France, we are using a Peugeot Partner with a frigo system which is connected to a plug. Then we leave the parking and make the delivery.
the solution is a “frigo group thermoking B100 20EL” + an isolation. The cost is 10,000 euro.

We are delivering meals around our city.

For small journeys, there is no need to power the frigo.

It can be adapted to a ENV200.

Great! Now my Pizza is Sure to arrive Cold!

Maybe they could expand on this idea, for keeping food hot for delivery?

Hot box for pizza and cold one for the beer.

AC does not take much electricity at all! The designer just ran out out ideas what to make out of it and where to stow the extra battery capacity needed!

There is one converted by 3rd party in Norfolk, UK. does local fish meat deliveries and its standard 24kwh

Other people would have devoted the excess space to Styrofoam or some other high-R-value insulation to keep the cold stuff cold without any additional mechanical refrigeration.

Or if they need SOME cooling, they could use Dry Ice which sublimes at around -20 def F, but then that would be a few extra pounds of global warming.

The goofy idea here is that the Nissan cannot travel far enough, nor long enough, to REQUIRE mechanical refrigeration.

Now a ‘Boltec’ Van – well maybe!