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Nissan and Fedex Express join forces

Nissan's Prototype Battery Electric Zero Exhaust Pipe Emission Version of the NV200 van recently tested by FedEx Express in the streets of London delivered philanthropic corporate and employee donations to the British Red Cross marking the end of the test trial period.

Nissan and FedEx collaborate once again in London demonstrating the companies' joint commitment to environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. A FedEx Express courier drove the Nissan battery powered zero emission e-NV200 prototype van to British Red Cross's Headquarters in London delivering donations from Nissan employees and a corporate philanthropic donation from FedEx Express. The memorable journey marked the end of a successful first UK trial of the all-electric e-NV200 prototype and celebrated the final days of a trial period for zero emission deliveries by FedEx Express using Nissan's 100% electric prototype van.

Many employees from the Cranfield-based Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) who provided technical support for the e-NV200 prototype trial have participated in an annual fund-raising activity for the British Red Cross Disaster Fund.. In a sign of firm solidarity and responsible corporate citizenship, FedEx Express matched the Nissan employees' donation and delivered both donations to the British Red Cross using the Nissan e-NV200 prototype it had test driven in London.

"Today we are proudly handing over a collection of donations amassed by our employees in support of the British Red Cross. We are delighted our donation has been matched by FedEx Express, our partners in this trial," remarked Graeme Burn, senior engineer NTCE powertrain development, "Collaboration with FedEx Express on environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility fronts demonstrates the positive impact of cross sector collaboration. Our work with them on the vehicle trial has been engaging, robust and forward thinking. I would also like thank our employees for their generosity and continuous support of our company's corporate citizenship values."

"At FedEx Express, we have a longstanding tradition and commitment to disaster relief and environmental sustainability. Around the world, we provide in-kind transportation and philanthropic donations supporting humanitarian efforts to communities that need it most," said William Martin, Managing Director of Ground Operations UK, FedEx Express EMEA, "we are delighted we could strengthen our collaboration with Nissan over this two month period on the electric vehicle front and co-donate to the deserving and notable Disaster Fund of the British Red Cross."

Kimberley Bannister, corporate partnerships assistant at the British Red Cross accepted the donations from Graeme Burn, Senior Engineer from Nissan Technical Centre Europe, and William Martin, Managing Director for Operations UK Ground Operations, FedEx Express. Kimberley praised the efforts of all involved as she explained where the money was headed, "The joint donations will be allotted to our Disaster Fund: it's a critical pot of money that the British Red Cross uses to respond in an emergency across the world within hours and we are thankful for the contributions FedEx Express and Nissan have offered us."


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