Published on June 10th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro15
Sales of Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Begin This October
June 10th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
The long-anticipated Nissan e-NV200 electric van will finally go on sale in Japan this October, before an anticipated global rollout. Using the same drivetrain as the Nissan Leaf but boasting a lot more cargo room, the e-NV200 is Nissan’s first attempt at an electric commercial vehicle.
Combining the electric drivetrain of the Leaf with the utility body of the NV200 was a no brainer for Nissan, but it also wasn’t easy. Despite pulling parts from two existing vehicles, the Nissan e-NV200 still requires about 30% unique parts to make it work. This includes a unique hydraulic brake system that improves regenerative braking, and the ability to manually set the batter level to ensure that electric van has enough juice for the ride home.
This is especially handy for contractors and small businesses, as the e-NV200 comes with two 100V outlets that can power a couple of tools at once. In addition to utily body, the e-NV200 will also come in 5 and 7-passenger configurations to help it serve as a taxi in places like New York City.
Production of the e-NV200 began in May in Barcelona, and it will be priced between ¥3,880,440 to ¥4,786,560, or about $37,800 and $46,700 when it hits Japanese dealerships in October.
Drive an electric car? Complete one of our short surveys for our next electric car report.
Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.