Nissan’s e-NV200 features a more powerful battery, increasing the driving range by 60%
Nissan has begun shipping the upgraded version its 100% electric van, the e-NV200.
A fusion of Nissan’s NV200 van with the world’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan Leaf, the new and improved e-NV200 features a 40-kWh battery. This extends its driving range compared to the old model, clocking in at 301 km on a single charge, a 60% increase.
Longer journeys are supported further by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network.
Sales of the new electric van began in January and have reached more than 4,600. Nissan said that this reflects record demand. Its previous e-NV200 was Europe’s best-selling electric van last year, and sold 18,000 worldwide.
The e-NV200 has 4.2 cubic metres of load space, enough room to hold two Euro pallets, or cargo weighing up to 742 kg. It also features modular seating, allowing it seat up to seven people.
“Zero emission mobility is the future for urban logistics, as well as turning the last mile of delivery into a clean and efficient means of transport,” says Nissan electric vehicle director Gareth Dunsmore. “The e-NV200 and its significantly increased range will play a key role in achieving this.”
The e-NV200 will roll out of Nissan’s Barcelona plant. It has been designed for global markets, Nissan said. The upgraded van is now being shipped to customers in Europe and to Hong Kong, with Japanese deliveries to follow.
Nissan recently spoke at an electric vehicle conference where the company affirmed its commitment to making EVs accessible to its customers. He said that the Nissan Leaf will be available in Asia and Oceania later this year.