Harrods has added to their delivery vehicle range by including the completely electric Nissan e-NV200 – as seen in the picture above. Liveried in the brand’s colours, it stands out pleasingly from the crowd and offers a local range delivery whilst keeping emissions to zero – what a fantastic combination.
The load space within the van is fully refrigerated and shelving units added to allow for fresh groceries to be transported in optimum condition. Over 100 miles is possible on a single charge depending on how the van is driven and whether it is fully loaded inside the bay.
With an average running cost of as little as 2 pence per mile, the e-NV200 offers an alternative practical solution which will have a positive effect on city-centre air quality.
In 1919, the store used solid-tyred American Walker electric vans, later building its own fleet of 60 electric vehicles to deliver goods to local London customers. As petrol engines became more popular, the electric vans were slowly phased out. However with the introduction and development of new infrastructure and technology, Nissan has enabled Harrods to have an all-electric van on its fleet once again.
Guy Cheston, Media Sales Director at Harrods said: “It’s wonderful to see an electric Harrods van on the roads of London again. As one of Britain’s largest established department stores, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and mitigating our environmental footprint. As part of our carbon and energy management policy, we have identified transportation as a key area where we can make a real impact.
“We have a strong heritage in developing innovative technology, both in-store and out, and Harrods was one of the first companies in the UK to develop an all-electric commercial fleet, introducing our first electric vehicle over 100 years ago. Electric technology has developed rapidly since our old fleet was in operation, and is now a far more sustainable transport solution. Nissan is the leader in EV technology and the e-NV200 was the obvious choice for us, allowing us to easily complete daily deliveries more sustainably and efficiently.”