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Nissan begins trial of electric van

Nissan is beginning trials this month of an electric vehicle based on the NV200 compact van.

A test vehicle is being supplied to Japan's postal service for two months service in the city of Yokohama.

Similar tests are planned for locations in Europe.

Nissan corporate vice president Hideto Murakami, head of the global LCV business unit, said: "We will certainly reflect the customer feedback gained from these proving tests in our future product development, and I expect that our commercial electric vehicles based on the NV200 will contribute to our customers' business and to the development of a sustainable society."

The NV200 was recently chosen as the next generation New York taxi.

Nissan is aiming to become the leader in zero emissions, and in addition to carrying out the development of electric vehicles, Nissan is also engaged in comprehensive efforts to spread the use of electric vehicles and promote sustainable mobility.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has already concluded more than 90 partnerships related to zero emission mobility with national and local governments and corporations throughout the world.

Nissan is also engaged in related efforts such as the production of lithium ion batteries, developing charging infrastructure, the development of internal speed charging equipment, and the recycling and reuse of batteries.

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