Nissan created this all-electric, zero-emission ice cream van concept by taking the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of the truck. The said concept was revealed by the company on June 20, 2019, in London, United Kingdom during the Clean Air Day.
One of the most popular traditions we have during summer is chasing the ice cream truck in our neighborhood. However, most of these trucks run on diesel engines. Older models even need their engine to keep on running to power their freezers. This means that you’ll get an extra flavor of CO2 emission on your cone.
Nissan’s Electric Ice Cream Van Covers 124 Miles
“Ice cream is enjoyed the world over, but consumers are increasingly mindful of the environmental impact of how we produce such treats, and the ‘last mile’ of how they reach us,” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. He adds: “This project is a perfect demonstration of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy, applying more than a decade of EV experience and progress in battery technology to create cleaner solutions for power on the go – in ways customers might not expect. By eliminating harmful tailpipe emissions, and increasing our use of renewable energy, we can help make this a better world for everyone.”
Some cities and towns in the UK are now planning to put a stop to these and even set a fine to these vehicles. Nissan believes that its “Sky to Scoop” ice cream van concept has massive potential. They believe that it’s the solution vendors are looking for to decrease the carbon footprint they’re imprinting on the environment.