The Guinness World Records’ is well known for delivering an accolade for just about anything you could possibly imagine and Nissan is keen on snatching another prize… with the help of brand ambassador Margot Robbie.
The Japanese company’s new version of the e-NV200 van, recently updated to a new battery version, has now become the record holder for the heaviest tow by an electric vehicle. They also used an interesting opportunity – they towed the high-tech house of rising star from Australia, actress Margot Elise Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, Gotham Syrens). It’s an impressive feat, considering the e-NV200 electric van has a maximum trailer capacity of just 430 kilograms (948 pounds), and the trailer plus house assembly is definitely fatter.
Nissan did say this is still pending homologation, and we’re suspecting this is more of a publicity stunt than anything else – we also noticed the green-screen use of Margot Robbie’s drive off the trailer in motion while handling the new Nissan Leaf. The updated e-NV200 does have a real 40-kWh battery pack that delivers increased range by 60 percent to 174 miles (280 kilometers) or 62 miles (100 km) more than its previous version. It’s coming to Europe this year, featuring the same electric motor rated at 109 hp (80 kW) and an instant torque of 187 pound-feet (254 Newton-meters).