The future concepts developed by Automakers tend to showcase ideas with technologies or power that won’t be available until years or decades after. Nissan has played the attainable creative route for a change and developed the NV300 Concept-van for woodworking professions.
Nv300 Concept-van was developed in collaboration with British design practice Studio Hardie and for the Brussels Motor Show. The van has all the essential woodworking tools, as well as swivel seating on floor rails, touch-screen computer, LED lighting in the ceiling and lots of storage. There is also a workstation that the artisan could bring outdoor for large-scale cutting and carving.
All the electric tools are powered by an integrated portable battery solution called Nissan Energy ROAM, which is an all-in-one, weatherproof power pack comprising second-life batteries recovered from Nissan LEAF EVs. With a storage capacity of 700Wh and maximum power output of 1kW, this portable battery can be recharged through the solar panel mounted on the roof of the van for a sustainable power solution.
Nissan probably won’t be turning this concept into production just yet, but it serves as a nice inspiration for a DIY makeover.