With the worldwide percentage of people working remotely, or for themselves, rising a whopping 36% last year, the concept of hot-desking is now more on trend than ever. Enter the next stage: the Nissan e-NV200 office in a Van.
Nissan, along with Studio Hardie (George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces) have collaborated to merge the need for moveable, highly-efficient workspaces, with the ever-increasing electric-vehicle phenomenon, to produce the world’s first all-electric mobile office.
“The Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe is already a smart, sustainable transport solution for forward-thinking businesses,” says Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe.
“The e-NV200 takes the ingenuity of our 100 percent electric van a step further by enlisting the design expertise of Studio Hardie -the WORKSPACe has been reimagined as an innovative, zero-emission working environment,” said Dunsmore.
In a world dogged by inflated-prices, the collaboration not only demonstrates a genuine business solution, costing as little as £2 per 100 miles, but also demonstrates the ergonomic beauty a van-sized space can become.
“Given the van’s green credentials, we wanted to maximise the space with smart and considered features, such as sustainably sourced materials and efficiently-powered technology,” says William Hardie, founder of Studio Hardie, “We believe the future of technology is a return to quality craftsmanship, so we’ve also looked to hone an environment that professionals will really enjoy working in.”
A True Office in a Van
The 4.3m³ load-bay has been completely transformed; a panoramic glass roof, along with LED floor lighting, enhances the feeling of space, with the lighting fully customisable to any colour at the press of a button.
The flooring is made from decking-inspired oak beams, there are two built in leather and chrome ‘meeting’ chairs, a large, touch-screen computer, and perhaps most importantly, a barista-style coffee machine, which rises out of the console.
It also comes equipped with an extending desk, which glides from the rear of the vehicle, for when the weather’s nice enough to work outside.
As the working-world strives towards independency, we may well see vehicles like the e-NV200 WORKSPACe become the habitual office of the small-business owner the globe over, and Nissan will forever be their forbearer. ML
Nissan e-NV200 Office in a Van
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