Luxury London department store Harrods has added a Nissan E-NV200 onto its fleet.
The all-electric van has been modified by Vic Young Conversions to fit in with Harrods’ delivery needs with the load space being fitted with a refrigeration unit, freezer, chiller and shelving units to allow for fresh groceries to be transported in optimum conditions.
In addition, the exterior of the van has been wrapped in Harrods’ famous green and gold colours to make it stand out around London.
“It’s wonderful to see an electric Harrods van on the roads of London. As one of Britain’s largest established department stores, we are committed to reducing our carbon emissions and mitigating our environmental footprint. As part of our carbon and energy management policy, we have identified transportation as a key area where we can make a real impact,” said Guy Cheston, media sales director at Harrods.
This isn’t the first time the luxury Knightsbridge store has used electric vans. In 1919, Harrods used solid-tyred American Walker electric vans, later building a fleet of 60 EVs to deliver goods to local customers.