Nissan and Veolia’s subsidiary, Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited, begins testing of the 100% electric e-NV200 compact van in Hong Kong
Part of the comprehensive field testing program by Nissan in Hong Kong and the continuous efforts by Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited to practice sustainable development in the community and industry
Trial results and feedback will continue to shape the development of zero-emission mobility solutions and infrastructure in Hong Kong
HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan and Veolia’s subsidiary in Hong Kong, Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited (HKDC), today jointly announced the start of field tests for the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 commercial vehicle at Kai Tak Development (KTD). A new development area in Kowloon, KTD spans more than 320 hectares and includes the former Kai Tak airport site and adjoining districts. HKDC is currently operating the first environmentally-friendly District Cooling System (DCS) in KTD. The DCS serves chilled water for air-conditioning to buildings within the development area.
This road test is part of a comprehensive field testing program by Nissan to promote cleaner mobility solutions for Hong Kong. This initiative between Nissan and HKDC is aimed to drive the further development of zero-emission mobility solutions and infrastructure in Hong Kong, to help achieve the city’s goal of developing a more sustainable city of the future.
During the field test, HKDC will operate a Nissan e-NV200 for use as an operations vehicle in KTD. HKDC will operate the vehicle in different road conditions, including both developed areas and construction sites. The vehicle will also be used at the Cruise Terminal as well as Hong Kong’s Children Hospital, and will support daily DCS operations.
Vehicle operation data will be recorded and stored in a data logger for further analysis and research at Nissan’s research facilities in Japan. After three months of field testing, the companies will evaluate the model’s potential for commercial use in Hong Kong.
A key contributor to Nissan’s zero-emissions leadership and a driver of innovation in the commercial vehicle segment, e-NV200 offers the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of its base vehicle, the multi-purpose commercial van, NV200. It also delivers advanced driving performance that can only be achieved through the powertrain of the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling EV. The e-NV200 provides exceptionally smooth acceleration and quietness, both driving characteristics unique to EVs, while keeping CO2 emissions at zero during use.
Launched in June 2014 in Europe and also rolled out in Japan, e-NV200 is the second EV to be sold globally by Nissan, following the Nissan LEAF.
About Nissan Motor Co. Ltd
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50 percent share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit http://www.nissan-global.com/EN.
Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 200,000 employees* worldwide, the company designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2013, Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 86 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy.
Veolia’s subsidiary, Hong Kong District Cooling Company Limited (HKDC), is a pioneer in energy management and the operator for mission-critical facilities in Hong Kong, including DCS in the KTD and a data center in Tseung Kwan O. HKDC is the first organization awarded an HKAS accredited ISO 50001 EnMS (Energy Management System) certificate in Hong Kong and has an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate.
Nissan Global Company Limited
Shiro NAGAI, Senior Manager
Kelly LAU, Account Executive
Veolia Hong Kong
Chris CHONG, Managing Director
Anita KWOK, Communications Director