TECH TALK

7 Days in Dubai - - TECH TALK -

See the e-NV200 WORKSPACe in ac­tion www.7days.ae su­ally Nis­san would be fea­tured in our Driven sec­tion – but its new­est toy is the per­fect set of wheels for tech-savvy hot­de­sk­ing pro­fes­sion­als.

The Ja­panese firm 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 eNV200 WORKSPACe. Al­though still in con­cept phase, it could be the fu­ture of work­ing.

For­get about work­ing from home or driv­ing to the of­fice, why not go for a drive, park up and set up wher­ever you like? This of­fice on wheels fea­tures an in­te­grated fold-out desk, touch­screen com­puter, wire­less in­ter­net, smart­phonecon­trolled LED lights, wire­less phone charg­ing, Blue­tooth au­dio sys­tem, mini fridge and barista-qual­ity cof­fee ma­chine. What’s not to like?

The e-NV200 WORKSPACe can be rapid charged from empty to 80 per cent power in just 30 min­utes, and for those times when driv­ers want to leave the of­fice parked and charg­ing up, there’s an in­ter­nal mount for a fold­ing Bromp­ton Bike, al­low­ing users to make short trips around the city or com­plete the ‘last mile’ of any jour­ney.

The Nis­san e-NV200 is part of Nis­san’s ze­roe­mis­sion range, com­bin­ing el­e­ments of the Nis­san Leaf and Nis­san NV200. It pro­vides a zero-emis­sion light com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle so­lu­tion, of­fer­ing low ve­hi­cle run­ning costs and a range of up to 170km on a sin­gle charge.

In­side the load bay oc­cu­pants are wel­comed into a bright work­ing environment with a spe­cial panoramic glass roof and LED floor light­ing.

The LED sys­tem can also be cus­tomised to what­ever colour scheme the user de­sires by con­nect­ing with a smart­phone app. Bright dashes of coloured trim and decked oak floor­ing com­plete the con­tem­po­rary am­bi­ence. The front seats have also been re­uphol­stered in white to carry the de­sign theme from the rear of the van through to the cock­pit.

There 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, Blue­tooth mu­sic speaker and a drawer-based mini-fridge.

On the other side of the load bay is a con­sole de­signed for mak­ing cof­fee. A barista-qual­ity cof­fee maker rises me­chan­i­cally from a con­cealed com­part­ment within the counter with a full ar­ray of cof­fee-mak­ing equip­ment, stored in the over­head locker, for craft­ing the per­fect espresso or cap­puc­cino.

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