Nissan Electric Van News

Nissan Prepares its Next Electric Vehicle Offering

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 28, 2012

According to a recent report, Nissan is set to launch the new 100% EV compact van called the e-NV200 next year. It will be assembled at its Barcelona plant using the same model as the award-winning NV-200 model.

The introduction of the e-NV200 is part of Nissan’s commitment to expand the electric vehicle market while also expanding the global range of light commercial vehicles. The e-NV200 will be Nissan’s second electric car following the LEAF, which made its first appearance in 2010. The e-NV200 also represents a $130 million investment by Nissan in Spain.

The e-NV200, unlike many other EVs is remarkably roomy while not compromising any aspect of the technology or range. In fact, despite its size, it will have the same range as the LEAF.

According to Andy Palmer, Nissan’s Executive Vice President, “the new model will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditionally powered compact van, but with zero CO2 emission at the point of use and also provide an outstanding driving experience that is unique to EVs. Crucially, it will also offer class-leading running and maintenance costs, which makes it an exceptionally attractive proposition to both businesses and families.”

Currently, the e-NV200 is still in the trial phase with production expected early next year.