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Nissan builds mobile woodworking shop into NV300 Concept-van

Nissan builds mobile woodworki...
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
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Through a series of imaginative concepts we're seeing how Nissan's versatile NV series vans can be decked out for nomadically minded folks in need of working space
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Through a series of imaginative concepts we're seeing how Nissan's versatile NV series vans can be decked out for nomadically minded folks in need of working space
Nissan has converted its NV300 van into a mobile woodworking shop
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Nissan has converted its NV300 van into a mobile woodworking shop
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
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Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
Nissan's NV300 Concept-van
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Nissan's NV300 Concept-van
Nissan's NV300 Concept-van
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Nissan's NV300 Concept-van
Nissan converted NV300 Concept-van, conceived with woodworkers in mind
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Nissan converted NV300 Concept-van, conceived with woodworkers in mind
Inside Nissan's converted NV300 Concept-van, conceived with woodworkers in mind
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Inside Nissan's converted NV300 Concept-van, conceived with woodworkers in mind
Nissan converted NV300 Concept-van was cooked up with the help of UK firm Studio Hardie
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Nissan converted NV300 Concept-van was cooked up with the help of UK firm Studio Hardie
Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack will launch in the European springtime of 2019
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Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack will launch in the European springtime of 2019
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
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Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack
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Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack
Nissan has converted its NV300 van into a mobile woodworking shop
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Nissan has converted its NV300 van into a mobile woodworking shop
Through a series of imaginative concepts we're seeing how Nissan's versatile NV series vans can be decked out for nomadically minded folks in need of working space
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Through a series of imaginative concepts we're seeing how Nissan's versatile NV series vans can be decked out for nomadically minded folks in need of working space
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Through a series of imaginative concepts we're seeing how Nissan's versatile NV series vans can be decked out for nomadically minded folks in need of working space. The latest to convert the vehicle's cargo area into a roaming workshop was cooked up with carpenters in mind, offering woodworking professionals the ability to mix their business with the pleasures of life on the road.

In 2007, Nissan's clever slide-out NV200 concept was the first example of how these vans can serve as mobile workspaces, and probably its most ambitious. More recently, we saw the company team up with the UK's Studio Hardie to fit out the interior with the bells and whistles of a modern office, including leather and chrome seats and an espresso machine.

The two have again joined forces, but with a more blue-collar style of worker in mind. Where their last project involved Nissan's NV200, this time around they've taken the larger NV300 van and turned it into a neat and mobile woodworking shop.

Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme
Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme

Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show this week, the new NV300 Concept-van is heavy on the raw woodworking theme with unfinished timber lining the floors, walls and ample storage cupboards. Tucked into the corner behind the driver's seat is a workbench with a touchscreen computer and wall-mounted tool storage overhead, while the swiveling stool slides up and down the length of the space on rails mounted to the floor.

All that workspace wouldn't be much good without some power, so Nissan has packed a portable battery into the back of the van that can be charged via a rooftop solar panel. With a capacity of 700 Wh and maximum power output of 1 kW, Nissan calls this portable and weatherproof battery pack the Energy ROAM, and has built it using second-life batteries recovered from its Leaf electric cars.

Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack will launch in the European springtime of 2019
Nissan's portable Energy ROAM battery pack will launch in the European springtime of 2019

Nissan imagines this kind of setup could fit the bill quite nicely for woodworkers constantly on the move between work sites who need to keep their power tools topped up and the creative juices flowing. Though the concept was built seemingly as a way of demonstrating the versatility of Nissan's vans, it has real plans for its portable Energy ROAM pack, which will launch in the European springtime of 2019.

You can hear from some of the folks involved in the concept in the video below.

Source: Nissan

NV300 Concept-van with Nissan Energy Roam: “Respecting the Past; Looking to the Future”

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3 comments
SimonClarke
I'm not too sure on Nissan's vehicle numbering system so I can't tell if it is an EV. Having the extra battery pack I suggest not but what a vehicle to turn into all electric. A work van that will carry everything that you need or an all eclectic camper. That is my dream.
TomLeeM
I think that is really neat. I think that would be very useful for anyone who wants to some carpentry at at site where there isn't any power.
ljaques
Cute and workable design. Some nice Japanese wooddorking tools, too. For some reason, I kinda like the wrap on the van, too. I would absolutely =not= want to find out the cost for this conversion.