All-electric Nissan e-NV200 revolutionises iconic Harrods delivery fleet
More than 100 years
after legendary London department store Harrods first added an electric van to
its fleet, the company has once again returned to zero emission technology,
with the addition of the Nissan e-NV200 delivery van.
department store is the latest European business to add a zero emission Nissan
e-NV200 to its fleet, with more than 27,000 Nissan electric vehicles sold to
businesses across Europe so far.
handed over the 100% electric van to Harrods outside its luxury Knightsbridge
store this week.
The Nissan e-NV200
has been specially adapted to fit Harrods’ delivery needs. The load space of
the van has been fully refrigerated and shelving units added to allow for fresh
groceries to be transported in optimum condition.
The exterior has
also been wrapped in the traditional green and gold Harrods livery to make it
recognisable as it travels around the city.
The e-NV200 has a
range of up to 106 miles on a single charge, which means it is capable of
making up to 50 deliveries per week covering an average distance of 150 miles
in the London area with Harrods only needing to charge it once a week.
In 1919, the store
used solid-tyred American Walker electric vans, later building its own fleet of
60 electric vehicles to deliver goods to local London customers. As petrol
engines became more popular, the electric vans were slowly phased out. However
with the introduction and development of new infrastructure and technology,
Nissan has enabled Harrods to have an all-electric van on its fleet once
Guy Cheston, media sales director at Harrods said: “It’s wonderful to see an electric Harrods van on the
roads of London again. As one of Britain’s largest established department
stores, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and mitigating our
environmental footprint. As part of our carbon and energy management policy, we
have identified transportation as a key area where we can make a real
“We have a strong
heritage in developing innovative technology, both in-store and out, and
Harrods was one of the first companies in the UK to develop an all-electric
commercial fleet, introducing our first electric vehicle over 100 years ago.
Electric technology has developed rapidly since our old fleet was in operation,
and is now a far more sustainable transport solution. Nissan is the leader in electric
vehicle technology and the e-NV200 was the obvious choice for us, allowing us
to easily complete daily deliveries more sustainably and efficiently.”