Nissan has opened the order books for the new, refreshed version of the e-NV200 all-electric light-duty van, according to a new press release from the company. It should be realized, though, that deliveries aren’t slated to begin until December in Japan, and later than that elsewhere.
The most notable feature of the new, refreshed version of the Nissan e-NV200 van is the larger battery pack — 40 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in capacity; thereby boosting range quite substantially.
Going by Japan’s JC08 standard, the new Nissan e-NV200 electric van possesses a single-charge range of 300 kilometers, which is presumably good enough to meet the requirements of many business owners in the relatively dense urban areas of the country.
A press release on the matter provides more: “It combines excellent load capacity and a driver-friendly cabin with brisk acceleration and a superior quietness that only a pure electric vehicle can offer. The new e-NV200 can also operate as a mobile power storage unit. The vehicle’s Power Plug, a 100-volt outlet, can provide electricity for tools and equipment. With the optional EV Power Station installed, the Nissan e-NV200 can even supply electricity to offices and shops and serve as a backup power source during blackouts and emergencies.”
So, to add to that, the Power Plug system has been made with standard equipment, and system power supply has increased to 15 hours time (at 1000 watts draw) thanks to the new battery pack.
Continuing: “Thanks to enhanced battery capacity and durability, the Nissan e-NV200 offers a longer battery life. The battery’s warranty has been extended to 8 years and 160,000 km, up from 5 years and 100,000 km previously.”
In addition, the standard charger now features a capacity of 6 kW, rather than just 3 kW.
Overall, that all sounds to be a pretty good deal, and to bring the model more adeqautely up to spec against alliance partner Renault’s plug-in electric van offerings.