Nissan's idea for a better ice cream truck: Make it electric

Tech 21-6-2019 Mashable 24
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Instead of gas-powered ice cream vans that require generators, Nissan built a prototype with electric batteries for rechargeable, renewable soft-serve.

The e-NV200 all-electric van came out last year, but this week, for UK Clean Air Day, Nissan unveiled how it could be modified to transport, deliver, and chill ice cream.

Solar power for your ice cream.

Solar power for your ice cream.

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The truck has just under a 125-mile range with a 40kWh battery powering the motor. The precious cargo from Mackie's of Scotland is served from a soft-serve machine and a freezer, which are powered by Nissan's new recycled battery system called Energy Roam. The drink fridge is also powered through the energy system, which goes on sale later this year.  Read more...

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