Nissan unveiled all-new NV300 Concept-van at the Brussels Motor Show in Belgium this week. The show vehicle’s cargo area has been kitted out as a mobile workshop for a creative woodworking professional. Nissan says that it contains numerous practical and innovative features, and illustrates how their LCV range can be the perfect partner for professionals working in any sector or trade with bespoke conversions of all types.
The NV300 Concept-van also comes equipped with an integrated portable battery solution called Nissan Energy ROAM – an all-in-one, weatherproof power pack that provides convenient, emission-free and silent power while on the go. With a storage capacity of 700Wh and maximum power output of 1kW, this portable battery solution is a state-of-the-art energy hub for mobile professionals.
For example trades people moving regularly between jobs, Nissan says that it allows them to power their professional life – from tools to tablets – in a highly efficient and eco-friendly way.
Comprising second-life batteries recovered from Nissan LEAF electric vehicles which have come to the end of their life, Nissan ‘Energy ROAM’ is the latest example of Nissan’s leadership in sustainable energy technology. The power pack can even be recharged using a solar panel accessory – as mounted on the roof of the NV300 Concept-van – making it a truly ‘off-grid’ power solution.
Francesco Giacalone, LCV Planning and Marketing Director, Nissan Europe told us: “With the NV300 Concept-van, Nissan is really thinking about the future of the commercial vehicle as an authentic partner for business customers. It’s practical and versatile as well as innovative and self-sufficient with the addition of Nissan Energy ROAM. We believe it has enormous potential in the LCV sector and is a key differentiator for Nissan commercial vehicles.”
Nissan also says that the NV300 Concept-van is a great example of the new possibilities which Nissan might one day deliver to commercial customers. Its personalised load space includes innovations such as an integrated touch-screen computer, swivel seating on floor rails, space-saving bespoke storage and LED lighting in the ceiling.
The Nissan Energy ROAM builds on prototype portable power technology seen on the Nissan Navara Dark Sky and Nissan Navara EnGuard concepts, unveiled at Hannover Motor Show last year and 2016 respectively. Nissan says that it is yet another practical example of their Intelligent Mobility and how Nissan is seeking to apply its battery technology and EV expertise to entirely new business areas.
Nissan tells us that it is designed for both professional and leisure use, and that their Energy ROAM offers a clean, sustainable solution for customers needing electricity on the go. It will launch in European markets in spring 2019.
Nissan says that the NV300 is a spacious and incredibly practical light commercial vehicle and is available in various lengths and heights.