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Your next office might be on wheels

One of the bigger arguments for autonomous vehicles is the fact that people spend a lot of time every day commuting, time they could have spent doing something else (read: working).  

So instead of holding the steering wheel, you could have been holding your tablet, preparing that report that was due last week. But cars are still going to be cars – they're not really office space. That seems to be the train of thought for Nissan and UK-based design firm Studio Hardie. The two teamed up, took a Nissan all-electric van and transformed it into a fully-blown futuristic office on wheels. 

The e-NV200 WORKSPACe, as it's dubbed, is zero-emission and comes with: integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth audio system, mini fridge and barista-quality coffee machine. Doesn't have a PlayStation, though. 

“The Nissan e-NV200 is already a smart, sustainable transport solution for forward-thinking businesses, making it the ideal vehicle to be used as the basis for a mobile work place,” said Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe.

"The e-NV200 WORKSPACe takes the ingenuity of our 100 percent electric van a step further and by enlisting the design expertise of Studio Hardie - renowned for its creative eco approach - the e-NV200 has been reimagined as an innovative, zero-emission working environment. 

The van can be charged up to 80 per cent in half an hour.  

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Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.