Nissan is bringing a Formula E festival to London's bustling Covent Garden to mark its participation in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and the much anticipated season-ending races at London ExCeL. The area will be transformed by the Nissan "Feel Electric Festival" into a Japanese-themed park with a stunning display of cherry blossom trees and exciting events for the general public to enjoy, such as two Japanese Kabuki street plays.
From *10:30am Tuesday 25th until Sunday 30th July, Covent Garden’s East Piazza will open its doors to Nissan’s Feel Electric Festival and its Formula E lab. Step inside for an introduction into the world of Formula E from Nissan’s own race experts. Test your skills on one of the several race car simulators or compete in a head-to-head race using only the power of your brain. There’s also an opportunity to grab a photo with virtual images of both Nissan Formula-E team drivers, Sacha Fenestraz and Norman Nato.
Outside in the stunning Cherry Blossom Garden and alongside one of the incredibly quick Nissan Formula E Gen3 race cars, will be the chance to sample complimentary Sakura (cherry blossom) themed Sushi. This Japanese inspired treat is served to guests in the chill-out zone. Open to the public, these tables can either be booked in advance at https://nissanfeelelectricfestival.co.uk/ or guests can take a chance and just turn up. On Friday and Saturday night from 8.45pm by the Formula E lab and open for all to see will be a spectacular demonstration of a Kabuki street performance, a theatrical form of Japanese music, dance, and mime with intricate and beautiful costumes.
Nissan introduces the all-new Nissan Townstar Van L2 (long wheelbase), an exceptional addition to its successful Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) line-up in Europe.
The Nissan Townstar Van L2 redefines the idea of a small van to provide a new experience and versatility, with improved load space and length comparable to that of a mid-size van. The new model, which has all the cutting-edge characteristics of the well-liked Townstar Van but goes even farther to fulfil the changing needs of small and medium company (SME) owners, fleet firms and municipalities who need a flexible and effective transportation option.
The Nissan Townstar Van L2 boasts an increased length of 4910mm – close to that of a mid-sized van. This length allows for a wider side door of 831mm, ensuring customers can load one Euro pallet, and giving greater versatility in terms of loading options to other competitors.
This increased length, combined with its loading capabilities, set it apart from other small vans in the market. The cargo capacity is an impressive 4.3m³ representing a significant increase on the L1’s capacity of 3.3m³, while still matching the two Euro pallet capabilities and adding additional space. Moreover, the payload of the new model is up to 800kg, thanks to revised rear suspension, while the impressive maximum towing capacity of 1,500kg remains the same.
With its urban cycle range of up to 242 miles, the electric Townstar Van L2 delivers great benefits to city-based SMEs, while its total combined range is up to 171 miles.