Nissan and FedEx will be carrying out real world tests of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van in the Yokohama area this month. As you can probably tell from the name, the e-NV200 is a 100% electric version of the NV200, which is sold in Malaysia with a 1.5 litre petrol engine in panel van and semi-panel van bodies. The electric powertrain is based on the one in the Nissan Leaf.

FedEx will be using a Nissan e-NV200 for approximately a month to evaluate the electric van’s potential to be used for international air cargo delivery. This is the second trial with FedEx so far, with the first one done in Europe last winter. Other companies that Nissan has tested the Nissan e-NV200 electric van with include AEON Retail and British Gas.