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Electric van road trip highlights Europe’s charging network

10 May 2017 #CV Sector #News #TNB News #Van

An electric Nissan van will be taking on a 6,200-mile tour across eight countries in mainland Europe to demonstrate the growth of the continent’s electric charging network.

Called Electrip, the tour in the Nissan e-NV200 van starts in Barcelona and ends in Norway visiting France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden on the way. As it passes through France, the Electrip team will be traversing Wattway, the solar powered road near Le Mans.

The idea is to highlight the growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs) and the team will be led by Lionel Suissa, one of a group of artists promoting electro-mobility and bringing the pleasure of electric driving to a younger audience.

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 goes on tour driving 10,000 km across Europe’s most beautiful vistas

The e-NV200 has a range of up to 105 miles on a single charge and running costs from as little as £0.04 per mile.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe explains, “As Nissan electric vehicle sales increase, the charging infrastructure continues to grow apace – transforming the face of all-electric driving. With more than 4,000 publically accessible charging points across Europe, drivers are able to travel across the continent, free from range anxiety.”

Lionel Suissa added, “As a passionate advocate of the role EVs can play in improving air quality, I think it’s crucial that the younger generation see just how easy and enjoyable electric driving can be. Electrip is designed to show off Europe’s charging network and demonstrate to people just how capable an electric vehicle truly is.”

The electric road trip supports Electrify the World, a new digital community platform to inspire new conversations about sustainability and cleaner living. The platform also gives users a forum to engage in discussion, interact with the brand and offer opinion.

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