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Harrods deploys Nissan e-NV200 electric van for delivery fleet

Harrods has taken delivery of a Nissan e-NV200 100 years since it first added an electric van to its fleet.

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 revolutionises iconic Harrods delivery fleet
Harrods is deploying the Nissan e-NV200 100 years after its first electric van went live

Delivered to its Knightsbridge store, the van has been specially adapted with a fully refrigerated load space and shelving units. It also features the traditional green and gold Harrods livery.

The e-NV200 will be used to make daily deliveries to customers. Its range of up to 106 miles on a single charge means it’s 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.

Harrods was one of the first companies in the UK to develop an all-electric commercial fleet. 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. However, as petrol engines became more popular, the electric vans were slowly phased out.

Guy Cheston, media sales director at Harrods, said: “Electric technology has developed rapidly since our old fleet was in operation, and is now a far more sustainable transport solution.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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