Nissan Motor Corporation announced on March 15 that it will loan five units of the e-NV200 to Okinawa Prefecture. Furthermore, Okinawa Prefecture will collaborate with Ryukyu Nissan Motor Corporation to conduct a demonstration project that will utilize the certification system for ultra-compact mobility.
In September 2015, Nissan announced that it will lend e-NV200 units for three years to local governments for free to help them devise a better urban development and resolve administrative issues, and they have sequentially started granting these units from the end of last year.
The Okinawa Prefectural Government, based on the EV/PHV Town Concept, has been working since 2010 to expand the charging infrastructure to encourage the introduction of EVs. The five e-NV200 units loaned this time will be used in a variety of situations, such as a circulation bus inside the Peace Memorial Park, for environmental protection activities, and as an emergency power source during calamities.
Utilizing the certification system for ultra-compact mobility, this demonstration project will use Nissan’s New Mobility Concept to continue creating a new means of transportation in urban areas.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)