Everyone loves ice cream, so you can’t possibly go wrong with an ice cream van that tip toes into your neighbourhood and churns out soft serve all day long, all the while emitting zero emission.
Say hello to the Nissan Sky to Scoop e-NV200, a collaboration between Nissan and Mackie’s of Scotland – an ice cream producer with a dairy farm powered by renewable wind and solar energy.
The jolly prototype is based on the e-NV200 panel van; an all-electric version of the popular NV200 sold here, and fitted with Nissan’s ROAM portable power pack which uses lithium-ion cells recovered from early first-generation Nissan electric vehicles.
The ROAM power pack not only provides ample power to run the refrigeration and ice cream equipment, but it also receives charge via solar panels mounted on the roof of the van – a working model of Nissan’s Electric Ecosystem combining a zero-emission drivetrain, second-life battery storage and renewable solar energy generation. The Roam portable unit is expected to go on sale later this year in selected markets.
Unveiled back in 2014, the e-NV200 was updated last year with a higher capacity 40kWh battery pack which allows it to travel up to 200 km on a full charge, according to WLTP’s combine cycle (300 km on city cycle). The e-NC200 can be topped via a rapid charger, wallbox or a domestic power socket. We think the Nissan Sky to Scoop e-NV200 will be a hit in Malaysia because ice-cold cendol minus the fumes and din from diesel generators at your local pasar malam is so much more pleasant.