Green Car Guide recently tested the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 and we made the point that it was crying out for a seven-seat version – which is now available.
Nissan has announced it is bringing forward the introduction of a seven-seat version of the all-electric e-NV200. Since its inception, a seven-seat version of the van has always been part of Nissan’s plans, fulfilling an unmet need for an electric vehicle that can move a larger number of people. From taxi fleets to shuttle services and even to large families, the seven-seat e-NV200 Evalia offers a zero-emission solution. For those with a more regular need to move cargo and an occasional need for seven seats, the Combi version of the e-NV200 can also be specified with the larger seating capacity.
The seven-seat version of the e-NV200 is configured with two seats in the front, three in the middle and two in the rear. Both the second and third rows can be folded to allow for larger quantities of luggage to be carried, making the new variant a hugely flexible vehicle for commercial or private use.
The second row rolls forward and the third row folds to the sides to open up an enormous 2.94 cubic metres of cargo capacity, which is enough to transport three bicycles with the wheels in place, unique in this class. With all three rows in place, the luggage capacity is 443 litres under the tonneau cover, and up to 870 litres when measured to the roof line, allowing the possibility to carry seven people and a large volume of luggage.
To increase passenger comfort the seven-seat passenger version comes equipped with additional rear air conditioning to ensure a more even temperature through the cabin, even for those in the third row of seating.
The new model is available with the CHAdeMO quick charging system, which gives access to the most widely installed rapid charging system in Europe today with over 1,500 accessible points. The quick charging option allows businesses or drivers to extend journeys or do multiple short journeys in a day with a quick top up. Already, users of the e-NV200 such as Taxi Electric in the Netherlands and C&C Taxis in the UK have installed their own quick chargers to increase utilisation and flexibility.
The van and five-seat versions of the e-NV200 were launched last summer and have already met with a positive reception with orders from taxi companies across Europe in addition to large fleets like DHL Express in Italy, and APM, part of the Maersk group.
The Nissan e-NV200 7-seat Combi is available to order from April.