Nissan has teamed up with UK 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 is an ingenious creation featuring an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio system, mini fridge and barista-quality coffee machine.
It has been envisaged as a cost-effective desk space solution that allows users to work for free in some city centres offering electric charging bays, or to escape the city and continue to work in the countryside or on the coast.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe, said: “The e-NV200 WORKSPACe takes the ingenuity of our 100% electric van a step further and, by enlisting the design expertise of Studio Hardie, the e-NV200 has been reimagined as an innovative, zero-emission working environment.
“With property prices in our capital cities at such a premium and the modern professional needing to be ever-more mobile, businesses will need to think smart and consider what the workplace of the future looks like.
“With hot-desking and remote working on the rise, it is not too big a leap to see a future where our vehicles will become connected, energy-efficient, mobile workspaces, and the e-NV200 WORKSPACe project could become more than just a concept.”