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.