The two companies have been working together since December 2011 to test the e-NV200 in real world operations and its development, which is now in its final phase.

The e-NV200 zero emission, compact van prototype is designed for urban delivery applications nd was earlier introduced in the UK in December 2011 and later in Japan in July 2012.

Nissan Motor corporate VP Hideto Murakami highlighted the zero emission feature of the e-NV200 alongside all the usual diesel features of spaciousness, versatility and practicality.

FedEx Express Global Vehicles MD Russell Musgrove said, "Through the development and deployment of innovative technologies, FedEx Express has continually improved the energy efficiency and reduced the environmental impact of its fleet."

Nissan expects to introduce zero emission technologies into its LCV line-up, wherein e-NV200 combines the 100% electric Nissan LEAF with the NV200 multi-purpose compact van.

The company is expected to commence the second mass production of the delivery vehicle in 2013.