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Batteries Nissan e-NV200 To Start Production

Published on May 27th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen


Nissan’s Electric Leaf Becomes a Van: The e-NV200

May 27th, 2012 by  

Nissan has been quite enthusiastic about its electric car, the Leaf — and with pretty good reason. It goes, it’s comfortable, and it’s cute to boot. The next step, clearly, is to take the tech that works so well in the Leaf, and turn it into a miniature cargo van — Nissan’s e-NV200 starts production next year.

Nissan Building Quirky and Cute e-NV200, Starting Next Year (via Gas 2.0)

Okay, Gas2 readers, it’s rhetorical question time: Do you remember Nissan’s electric van? The one where it looked like they chopped off the front end of the Leaf and stuck it onto a metal box? (Because that’s more or less what they did.) It seems to be more or less done testing and actually slated…

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spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.

  • kees12345

    Good initiative from Nissan, but men, what an ugly auto auto. If it’s only for making a statement it’s okay, but who wants to drive in this thing?

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  • corporate

    Nissan van e-NV200, 100% electric and made in Barcelona. In FICOSA we make the parking brake system.

    • thanks for the note, happy to hear you’ve worked on this vehicle, and love your football team too 😀

  • anderlan

    I was down on NYC for its new taxi vehicle (the NV200) not having a hybrid drivetrain (which is a no-brainer for lowering emissions in urban driving). Now this has got me wondering, maybe Bloomberg was on to something, perhaps replacing the gas models with the e model later on or just adding them to the fleet.

  • I would guess that the Leaf was made for early adopters, but the cargo van will be used by companies fixated on the bottom line who want to save on fuel and maintenance costs. The more it is used, the quicker it will pay for itself, so I guess it would often be fast charged between drivers’ shifts or when the driver takes a break. Provided it has enough range for half a shift of delivery driving, the need to recharge might not be too much of a problem.

    • yeah, seems companies are sold on the cost benefits of EVs as delivery vehicles. think the market for that is on the verge of blooming/exploding.

  • Hope

    Hopefully this receives requisite marketing.for the UK. Hopefully avoiding the London Congestion charge as well as avoiding the pumps will be a big draw for potential buyers in and around London.

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