A practical 100% electric van has now arrived thanks to the Nissan e-NV200 van now having a range of 174 miles due to a new 40kWh battery. This represents a 60% extended range, or 62 miles.
The Nissan e-NV200 is available in Van, Combi or Evalia variants, with 4 or 5 doors, and 2, 5 or 7 seats. There’s no increase in the size of the battery itself so there’s no compromise in either load space or payload.
The new longer range e-NV200 was unveiled today at Nissan Futures 3.0 in Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Green Capital for 2019. The van represents a key pillar in Nissan’s wider commitment to cutting the level of CO2 emissions in city centres caused by professional drivers making deliveries and/or collections.
Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, said: “With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections. Given the huge impact that business deliveries/collections and professional drivers have on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, helping cut the level of CO2 emissions they create is a vital part of creating a more sustainable future.”
He added: ‘The world is going electric, which means re-thinking pretty much everything we know about driving, commuting and powering our lives. But to make that future viable, we must create a fully electric ecosystem that enables modern life to be cleaner, safer and more connected for everyone. Smarter, better 100% electric vehicles like the new e-NV200 are at the heart of that ecosystem – now and for generations to come.’
Charging times are 21.5 hours from a standard domestic supply, 7.5 hours from a 32A wallbox, or 40 minutes for 80% quick charge.
The new Nissan e-NV200 van equipped with upgraded 40kWh battery will be available to order before the end of 2017.