A century after Harrods first used electric delivery vans, the iconic London department store is returning to EV technology – this time with the all-electric Nissan e-NV200. The specially converted e-NV200 will be used for deliveries around London.
Harrods first adopted EVs for deliveries in the early 20th century. In 1919, the department store used solid-tyred American Walker electric vans, later building its own fleet of 60 electric vehicles. The rise of the petrol engine eventually squeezed them out, but the new e-NV200 marks the return of the EV to the fleet.
With a range of up to 170 km, the Nissan van can make up to 50 deliveries per week, covering an average distance of 241 km, on a single, weekly charge. With an average running cost of as little as €0.03 per km, the e-NV200 offers an alternative practical solution which will have a positive effect on city-centre air quality.