Nissan shows a conceptual ice cream van with zero emissions

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Nissan shows a conceptual ice cream van with zero emissions

Nissan has created a new concept of ice cream van with zero emissions, to “Clean Air Day”, which was held in the UK on 20 June. The internal combustion engine was replaced by an electric powertrain developed by engineers of the company.

Nissan was working on a project in collaboration with the family business Mackie”s of Scotland, producing ice cream on their own dairy farms. The company is known for using energy only from renewable sources. The joint project demonstrates how the initiative of “Sky to Scoop” helps to get rid of operationalisiert at all stages of production and delivery of ice cream.

Most ice cream vans have diesel engines which works and the refrigeration unit, so Parking a car is still opened. This leads to a large amount of harmful emissions, including carbon. In some cities in the UK have already thought about the fact, to prohibit such vehicles or to impose additional taxes. The Nissan concept is a potential solution to this problem for ice cream traders who want to reduce harmful emissions from their business and positively influence the health of clients.

The prototype is built based on the model e-NV200 – light commercial electric vehicle Nissan. The concept of the van shows how the electric Nissan ecosystem can be implemented in life. The ecosystem includes the Nissan electric vehicles, a program to reuse batteries from electric vehicles and generators running on solar energy.

The motor van is powered by a battery of 40 kWh, and all inside equipment, from the latest Energy system Nissan ROAM.

Created for both commercial and private use of the ROAM system is a portable unit assembled together lithium ion batteries, already obsolete in electric cars Nissan (manufactured from 2010 till present). The system gives a second life to batteries of Nissan electric vehicles.

“Ice cream is loved around the world, but consumers have become more concerned about harm to the environment production and ways of delivering Goodies to the end customer,” said Kalyan Sivagnanam, managing Director of Nissan Motor in the UK. “This project is a perfect demonstration of how the strategy Nissan Intelligent Mobility provides environmentally-friendly solutions, sometimes unexpected way. Due to the failure of the emission and increase production of energy from renewable sources, we can help create a better world for all.”

“We look forward to working with Nissan to work on this project because the vision of this company is in line with our environmental, renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions all the way from the producer to the consumer,” said Karin Hayhow, marketing Director Mackie”s of Scotland.

“The campaign for Clean Air Day was created to support innovation in the field of ecology and to give impetus to further development”, – said Chris large, a senior partner at Global Action Plan.

Nissan e-NV200 Ice Cream Van

Electric e-NV200 can travel on a single charge up to 200 km (mixed standard WLTP). This model has two units Nissan ROAM Energy of 1.4 kWh, and each of them can generate a peak power of 1 kW. To recharge the units as possible from the home mains voltage of 230 V (full charge takes about an hour), and from solar panels on the roof of the van (a full charge takes 2 to 4 hours[1]).

In the concept applied some new vans ice cream making. Ice cream served from a special hatch in the side of the van. The seller stands next to the van, not in it. Therefore, it is not separated from the customers by their high counter and can be with them face to face.

For the ice cream you can pay in cash and a Bank card or a smartphone via a contactless terminal installed in the van.

Instead of a speaker, which usually sounds attracting buyers music (a decision not very popular with parents), on the concept of van installed “smart button” that generates a tweet with the exact coordinates of the location of the van, which you can see in the smartphone app What3Words. What3Words has divided the world into squares of size 3 x 3 meters, each of which is given its name from three words. Thus, consumers can easily find the ice cream truck even in the Park or on the waterfront, where conventional addresses are not applicable.

Due to the fact that e-NV200 can not only consume energy from the grid, but to give it back, the owners of the vans can get more profit in the winter, when the ice cream less popular.

With the help of charging system V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) battery e-NV200 can be used for the accumulation of electricity, including from renewable sources. Later the stored energy can be given back to the grid. This technology allows you to smooth out peaks in electricity consumption and to give them additional income when they are less used.

About Mackie’s of Scotland

Mackie”s is a Scottish company producing ice cream. One of the goals Mackie”s becoming the most green company in the UK due to the complete self-energy and away from fossil energy sources. To power their own farms and factories Mackie’s uses wind and solar generators, as well as installations for biomass processing. Mackie”s ice cream is made from fresh milk and cream no artificial ingredients.

Mackie’s is a manufacturer of ice cream No. 1 in Scotland (according to Kantarworldpanel 2019). The company’s products are available in all major UK supermarkets and exported to various countries around the world. The most popular flavor of ice cream Mackie’s is “Traditional” – natural ice cream with no added vanilla. Mackie’s delivers a mixture of ice cream “Traditional” for filling machines for ice cream. More information on the website.

About the Nissan e-NV200 and Nissan’s Energy ROAM

Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicle is the roomy van with high efficiency of operating costs. Its battery is 40 kWh allows you to easily and quickly deliver the goods. The British government supports the transition to electric vehicles, therefore allocating grants for their purchase and also exempt the owners from paying the road tax and fees for entry into the centers of large cities.

Compact outside and roomy inside, the Nissan e-NV200 is just made for city business. Volume of cargo space is 4.2 m3, the car’s range on a single charge can reach up to 300 km (according to the city standard WLTP), fast recharging from 20 to 80% takes about 40 to 60 minutes.

Power plant Energy Nissan ROAM is a compact portable source of energy that is out of 700 WH and the maximum output power of 1 kW. It is an environmentally friendly decision for providing electricity at the road.

Power plant Nissan ROAM collect Energy from cell batteries of the Nissan LEAF, which already served the term in the first generation of these cars. Nissan Energy ROAM is the latest confirmation that Nissan is a leader in the field of environmentally friendly energy.

Nissan Energy ROAM went on sale in Europe in 2019. Prices on local markets will be announced soon.

About Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept Nissan adopted in 2016 and designed to lead society towards a safer, sustainable and comfortable future. The concept includes three key areas: Nissan Intelligent Driving develops a driver assistance system and automated driving technologies; Nissan Intelligent Power helps to solve the problem of emissions and to improve energy efficiency; Nissan Intelligent Integration reflects the company’s contribution to a clean planet, environmental protection and improving road safety. Symbol and a key achievement of the concept of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility – electric Nissan LEAF: introduced in 2010, a car today is a world best-seller among EVS, its sales exceed 400,000 units, and the total mileage of all LEAF crossed the mark of 3 billion kilometers.

[1] STC (Standard Test Conditions – the standard conditions of test): power from solar radiation is one kilowatt per square meter, module temperature 25C, the angle of incidence of sunlight – 45. Using accessories for solar panel charging time will depend on used in their solutions, as well as the intensity of solar radiation.