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From Sky to Scoop: Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept

We are hungrily waiting for the all-new Nissan LEAF to arrive at Giltrap Nissan…meanwhile check out this Clean Green tasty treat from Nissan in the UK.

Nissan has taken the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of the ice cream van, creating an all-electric, zero-emission concept for ‘Clean Air Day’ in the UK.


Nissan partnered with Mackie’s of Scotland, an ice cream producer powering its family-owned dairy farm by renewable wind and solar energy. The project demonstrates how a ‘Sky to Scoop’ approach can remove carbon dependence at every stage of the ice cream journey.


Most ice cream vans, particularly older models, have diesel engines which are kept running to operate the refrigeration equipment.

These motors are criticised for producing harmful emissions, including black carbon, when left idling.


Some UK towns and cities are now looking to ban or fine these vehicles. Nissan’s concept presents a potential solution for vendors looking to reduce their carbon footprint, and offer customers a better experience.

The prototype van is based on the e-NV200, Nissan’s 100 per cent electric LCV (light commercial vehicle). The concept is a working demonstration of Nissan’s Electric Ecosystem, combining a zero-emission drivetrain, second-life battery storage and renewable solar energy generation.