Electric Nissan Ice Cream Van

Nissan teamed up with ice-cream maker Mackie’s of Scotland to make an e-NV200 electric ice-cream van. 
It’s fully kitted out with a soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge, all powered by one of Nissan’s reclaimed ‘Roam’ battery – cells living a second life after previous service in a Leaf electric car. They’re charged up from a regular 230-volt wall socket, or topped-up by solar panels on the roof.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/20/nissans-zero-emission-ice-cream-van-uses-old-ev-batteries-to-keep-things-cool/ 

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18 hours ago, Brian W said:

Nissan teamed up with ice-cream maker Mackie’s of Scotland to make an e-NV200 electric ice-cream van. 
It’s fully kitted out with a soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge, all powered by one of Nissan’s reclaimed ‘Roam’ battery – cells living a second life after previous service in a Leaf electric car. They’re charged up from a regular 230-volt wall socket, or topped-up by solar panels on the roof.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/20/nissans-zero-emission-ice-cream-van-uses-old-ev-batteries-to-keep-things-cool/ 

Cool!

On that note, vehicles with auxiliary loads are a great application for EVs.  E.g. trash trucks have to rev their engines to run hydraulics, which is incredibly inefficient.  Off-road construction equipment is the same - and is rapidly switching to hybrids.  Reefers typically have separate engines to run the refrigeration equipment 24/7.  Replacing this with battery power+ solar might be feasible.  Small delivery trucks tend to have electric loading ramps on the back, which requires the engine to be running.  A hybrid/electric would save lots of fuel.  Etc. 

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