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More powerful than ever: the new Audi TT RS Coupé

More powerful than ever: the new Audi TT RS Coupé

Audi Sport presents the most powerful TT of all time, featuring a muscular body, newly developed five-cylinder engine and accompanied by its unmistakable sound....
Nissan’s breakthrough e-NV200 100% electric van combines the features of the award-winning Nissan NV200 van with the market-leading New Nissan LEAF, offering businesses a zero-emission vehicle packed with innovative technology and functionality. From spring 2018, Nissan will introduce in Europe its zero-emissions van that goes further than ever on a single charge thanks to a new 40kWh battery. The Nissan e-NV200 now offers a 60% extended range with unchanged cargo capacity and single-shift transmission that makes driving easier and safer. With more than 15.000 vehicles on the roads since its introduction in Europe in 2014, this new generation of 100% electric Nissan e-NV200, embodying the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, now goes another step forward. The longer range provided by it’s bigger battery and a full new series of connectivity features makes the 100% electric e-NV200 a real game changer in the LCV market. As well as helping business customers enhance their green credentials, the van represents a key pillar in Nissan’s wider commitment to cutting the level of emissions in city centres caused by professional drivers making deliveries and/or collections, ranging from CO2 emissions to noise pollution. It can help make 100% electric last mile deliveries achievable for businesses and professional drivers everywhere, with customers now able to drive more than 100 km further on a single charge compared to the previous generation e-NV200 fitted with 24kWh battery. Gareth Dunsmore, Director, Electric Vehicle, Nissan Europe, commented: “Businesses have a huge impact on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, and the Nissan e-NV200 helps cut the level of CO2 emissions they create. As the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Nissan is committed in helping businesses and consumers create a more sustainable future and the e-NV200 is playing a key part in this.” The e-NV200 equipped with upgraded 40kWh battery will be delivered in Europe from spring 2018. First orders are now being taken in Europe for the Limited Edition 2.ZERO, available as either a five-door van or seven-seater Evalia passenger version. The new e-NV200 in detail Nissan e-NV200: packed with innovative technology The new 40kWh battery for the 100% electric e-NV200 has extended the driving range up to 280km NEDC* and to reflect real life situations more accurately, the upgraded Nissan e-NV200 underwent WLTP* tests, allowing customers to drive from 200 km on combined driving cycle, up to 301 km in city conditions on a single charge. This represents an increase of more than 60% compared to previous generation and allows drivers to drive for longer, connected by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network. Using the same battery technology as the new Nissan LEAF just introduced in Europe, and with no increase in the size of the battery itself, e-NV200 customers face no compromise in load space or capacity. Crucially, it can help make 100% electric last miles delivery achievable for businesses and professional drivers everywhere. The Nissan e-NV200 offers near-silent motoring meaning there are no vibrations, no mechanical noises and no gear changes. EV powertrain with instant torque and smooth acceleration ensures stress-free journeys for drivers and disturbance-free deliveries and collections for residents. Single-shift transmission and Hill Start Assist make driving easier and safer. The Nissan e-NV200 is also much more than just a 100% electric vehicle. It is a mobile power unit complete with unique bi-directional charging. This means it can give back energy to power the world around it by connecting to offices or business facilities. It can even return any excess charge to top up and stabilise the local energy grid thanks to Nissan’s innovative Vehicle to Grid technology. Spacious, versatile and improved carrying capability Businesses can choose from two body options – the e-NV200 van and e-NV200 Evalia. Both have a versatile interior that allows users to configure racks, bins and seating to suit their needs. The e-NV200 electric van is easy to load with a cargo floor just 52cm from the ground. The Nissan 100% electric e-NV200 van has 4.2m³ of load space, enough to hold two Euro pallets or cargo weighing up to 701kg. With wide-opening rear doors and a pair of sliding side panel doors, loading is swift and easy. The front passenger seat can also fold down when required to create a desk, while handy storage spaces are plentiful and within easy reach of the driver’s seat. For customers looking to move passengers or crew, the e-NV200 Evalia makes an ideal people carrier. With its ingenious modular seating there is still plenty of room for luggage or tools. It is currently the only 100% electric seven-seater van available in Europe. The Nissan e-NV200 Evalia is the perfect solution for taxi and chauffeur businesses for instance. Enhanced high-tech features and connectivity for a real mobile office Depending on the model, the Nissan e-NV200 comes with numerous useful high-tech features, such as a colour reversing camera for easy low-speed manoeuvring, Bluetooth connectivity, Intelligent Key and a fully integrated navigation system. This navigation system has been enhanced compared to previous generation, giving e-NV200 drivers a better user experience with improved overall look and feel. The NissanConnect EV app helps drivers to make the best usage out of their Nissan e-NV200 to better organize their day and trips. Controlled from smartphone, tablet or computer, it allows owners to intuitively track and log driver reports digitally. They can check information on the battery charge level, start the battery charging and set the vehicle’s climate control remotely (via the app or You+Nissan web portal). All the information customers need – including charge status and energy use – is also clearly displayed on the instrument panel inside the van.

The upgraded Nissan e-NV200 Zero-emissions van, now goes further than ever...

Nissan’s breakthrough e-NV200 100% electric van combines the features of the award-winning Nissan NV200 van with the market-leading New Nissan LEAF, offering businesses a...
Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine’s best premium mid-size SUV for 2018

Audi Q5 is CAR Magazine’s best premium mid-size SUV for 2018

The Audi Q5 has been awarded the best premium mid-size SUV in the annual CAR Magazine’s Top 12 Best Buys Awards for 2018. Officially...

Lexus and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther Advert

Lexus once again took part in advertising’s biggest day of the year in the USA with a commercial that aired during TV coverage of...

South Africa is getting an all new Yaris

The Yaris nameplate is no stranger to South Africa, launched in 2005, four iterations of the compact city hatchback have been sold on the...

“Cityproof” yourself in the stunning new Nissan Qashqai

 The Nissan Qashqai, which is the best-selling urban crossover in Europe, is now available in South Africa with significant premium enhancements to establish it...

AutoTrader investigates whether cars are playing second fiddle to bakkies and...

You may be seeing a lot more bakkies and SUVs on SA’s and the world’s roads in the not-too-distant future. While the world’s most popular...
Peugeot 208 Gt Line: The New Flagship

Peugeot 208 Gt Line: The New Flagship

The launch of the new Peugeot 208 GT-Line marks the arrival of a revitalized new flagship for the range and comes with a host...
The Battle of the Bakkie Beasts: Hilux Vs Ranger

The Battle of the Bakkie Beasts: The Toyota Hilux Vs The...

South Africans love bakkies. So much so that, almost uniquely in the world, our top selling passenger vehicle last year was the evergreen Toyota Hilux which topped...

Around Cape Town

The famous unfinished bridges in Cape Town are finally being finished

Everyone in Cape Town and all over the world knows the unfinished bridges in Cape Town. "The Foreshore Freeway Bridge, also known as Cape Town's Unfinished Bridge, is...
City of Cape Town and Stor-Age set up national water collection points and distribution centers in aid of day zero

City of Cape Town and Stor-Age set up national water collection...

Stor-Age Self Storage are working together with the City of Cape Town to set up national water collection points and a distribution network to...

PHONES & DEVICES

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review Cape Town Guy South Africa

Why is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 so popular?

The most talked about phone that was released near the end of 2017 was the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. You may remember that its...
Sony Xperia XA1 Review 2017

Sony Xperia XA1 Review

Sony recently released a couple of new devices such as the Xperia XZ Premium, the XA1 and XA1 Ultra. After having a look at...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ | The best phone of 2017 [Review]

I have just spent a few weeks with the most talked about phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8+. My interactions on Twitter with the S8+...

The Acer Swift 7 – The thinnest Laptop in the world...

There is a major fight in the tech world to make everything tinner and bezelless. Usually if you want a thin laptop, you go...

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Ucook Joins Celebrity Chef Waterless Cooking Movement

Ucook Joins Celebrity Chef Waterless Cooking Movement

South Africa’s favourite dinner kit delivery service, UCOOK, has introduced a series of water-wise recipes to its line-up.  Inspired by the H2ZERO #waterlesscooking campaign...