Nis­san shows the fu­ture of hot-de­sk­ing

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

NIS­SAN has col­lab­o­rated with UKbased de­sign work­shop Stu­dio Hardie to trans­form its zero emis­sion e-NV200 van into the world’s first all-elec­tric mo­bile of­fice — the e-NV200 WORKSPACe.

Nis­san said this one-off ve­hi­cle also pro­vides an ex­am­ple of Nis­san’s In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity vi­sion, and the com­pany’s view of how the re­la­tion­ship be­tween ve­hi­cles and peo­ple is chang­ing.

In­side, the mini of­fice on wheels fea­tures an in­te­grated fold-out desk, touch­screen com­puter, wire­less In­ter­net, smart­phone-con­trolled LED lights, wire­less phone charg­ing, Blue­tooth au­dio sys­tem, mini fridge and a baris­taqual­ity cof­fee ma­chine.

The e-NV200 WORKSPACe con­cept not only high­lights the cus­tomis­able po­ten­tial of its elec­tric van, it paints a pic­ture of what desk-based em­ploy­ment could look like in the fu­ture as hot-de­sk­ing and flex­i­ble work­ing grows in pop­u­lar­ity across the globe.

Dur­ing 2015, the num­ber of co-work­ing and hot-de­sk­ing spa­ces world­wide in­creased by 36% as small busi­nesses and work­ing pro­fes­sion­als looked for in­creased mo­bil­ity and a more cost-ef­fec­tive al­ter­na­tive to tra­di­tional city-cen­tre of­fice space.

Step­ping in­side the best-in-class 4,2m³ load bay of the e-NV200, oc­cu­pants are wel­comed into a bright work­ing environment with a spe­cial panoramic glass roof and LED floor light­ing en­hanc­ing the feel­ing of space.

The in­tel­li­gent LED sys­tem can also be cus­tomised to what­ever colour scheme the user de­sires by con­nect­ing with a smart­phone app to ad­just the light­ing based on a large num­ber of pa­ram­e­ters, such as the pal­ette in a photo.

At the rear, a clever float­ing deck can be pulled out to pro­vide an out­door area from which to take a phone call, work from a lap­top or just ad­mire the view of your sur­round­ings.

In­side the e-NV200 WORKSPACe are two chrome and leather desk chairs, an­chored to the van’s oak floor­ing on cus­tom mounts. In one con­fig­u­ra­tion these are po­si­tioned side-by-side to al­low for two peo­ple to have a meet­ing. Be­tween these chairs is a wooden con­sole con­tain­ing a wire­less charg­ing dock for smart­phones, a Blue­tooth mu­sic speaker and a drawer-based mini fridge.

One of the chairs can then be moved to a cen­tral mount­ing point, al­low­ing a user to sit at the fold-down desk con­sole, which houses a touch-screen com­puter, wire­less mouse and key­board, and an ar­ray of sta­tion­ary sup­plies, each with its own stor­age space. — News­press.

PHOTO: NEWS­PRESS

A mo­bile of­fice shows Nis­san’s vi­sion for In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity.

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