Combining the best of two multi-award winning
vehicles - Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200 - the innovative Nissan
e-NV200 is set to cement the company's position as the global
leader in zero-emission mobility when production starts in 2013
Although still officially a concept vehicle, the e-NV200
panel van being given its world premiere at the Hanover
Motor Show gives a clear indication of the distinctive
style and, more significantly, the technical make-up of
the final production vehicle.
sophisticated all-electric drivetrain is based on the
advanced laminated lithium-ion battery and electric
motor that powers Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling
electric vehicle in history.
As well as
delivering a range and performance comparable to Nissan LEAF, it means
e-NV200 operators will be able to recharge the battery of their vans to
80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes thanks to its Quick Charge
capability, thus ensuring minimal down time - vital for a working
vehicle. It will also be much cheaper to operate with lower fuel costs
and reduced regular maintenance.
What's more, e-NV200
will be able to harness the energy stored in its battery to power
electric tools and equipment up to 6,000W... a suitably equipped e-NV200
could, for example, become a mobile restaurant at outdoor events, a
mobile workshop, etc.
Thanks to clever
packaging of the compact batteries under the load space floor - a
location that also helps to lower the vehicle's centre of gravity -
e-NV200 maintains exactly the same carrying capacity as the conventional
e-NV200 will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of
a traditionally-powered compact van, but with zero tailpipe emissions,
near silent running and class-leading running costs," he added.
Its complete lack of
emissions and low noise means it could be used for deliveries in central
city locations - even inside shopping malls - and around the clock.
Thanks to having far
fewer moving parts, a further benefit is the greatly reduced need for
From the front,
e-NV200 is distinctly different to the regular NV200, the design giving
a clear EV family resemblance to Nissan LEAF with the charging point
door at the front of the vehicle. Its badges will be blue accented while
e-NV200's ‘EV' face will be bracketed by LED running lights.