Nissan e-NV200 makes a zero emission mobile workspace

Nissan e-NV200 makes a zero emission mobile workspace


Nissan has helped create the world’s first all-electric mobile office – the e-NV200 WORKSPACe. Collaborating with UK design workshop Studio Hardie, the zero-tailpipe emission Nissan looks to highlight the customisable potential of its plug-in van.

The one-off vehicle has been designed to offer a cost-effective work space, with fold out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone controlled lighting, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio system, a mini fridge, and a coffee machine.

Nissan’s mobile office could preview similar future models as hot-desking increases and the cost of renting office space – partucluarly in London and other key UK cities – increases.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe said: “The Nissan e-NV200 is already a smart, sustainable transport solution for forward-thinking businesses, making it the ideal vehicle to be used as the basis for a mobile work place. The e-NV200 WORKSPACe takes the ingenuity of our 100 per cent electric van a step further and by enlisting the design expertise of Studio Hardie – known for its creative eco approach – the e-NV200 has been re-imagined as an innovative, zero-emission working environment.

“With property prices in our capital cities at such a premium and the modern professional needing to be ever more mobile, businesses will need to think smart and consider what the workplace of the future looks like. With hot-desking and remote working on the rise, it is not too big a leap to see a future where our vehicles will become connected, energy efficient, mobile workspaces and the e-NV200 WORKSPACe project could become more than just a concept.”

William Hardie, designer and founder of Studio Hardie, said: “We specialise in creating amazing spaces in unexpected places, but we’ve never done anything in an electric vehicle before.

“Given the van’s green credentials we wanted to maximise the space with smart and considered features such as sustainably sourced materials and efficiently-powered technology. We believe the future of technology is a return to quality craftsmanship, so we’ve also looked to hone an environment that professionals will really enjoy working in. All the comfort and connectivity of a modern office, with a few surprising touches thrown in!”

As with standard versions or Nissan’s electric van, the e-NV200 WORKSPACe can be rapid charged from empty to 80 per cent power in 30 minutes. However, this version has a ‘last-mile solution’ added for when the van can’t be parked where you need to be, or if it’s charging. Inside is a mount for a folding Brompton Bike.