23 January 2014
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) subsidiary FedEx Express and Nissan said they will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100 percent electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.
This test marks the first time the vehicle will be running in North America. FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
FedEx will deploy the Nissan e-NV200 in the Washington, D.C. area, where it will undergo field tests that subject it to the routine requirements of a delivery vehicle. The results will be used to help determine the viability of using an electric vehicle in this role in the US Nissan e-NV200 is scheduled to begin mass production later this year in Europe.
Following Nissan LEAF, e-NV200 will be the second EV that Nissan markets globally.
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan´s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.