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Nissan e-NV200 All-Electric Van Close to European Production

Nissan is boasting that they have combined two of their “multi award winning” vehicles, in order to create the e-NV200 van. It is based on the regular NV200, yet it features an all-electric drivetrain taken from the Leaf hatchback.
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Nissan now reports that it has successfully completed all of its testing phases, and the e-NV200 is now set to enter production in the second quarter of 2013, at Nissan’s plant in Barcelona. It was recently shown to the world at the Hanover Motor Show, where it was one of the most prominent crowd pullers present at the event.

The e-NV200 shares its motor and battery pack with the Leaf, so it can be charged to 80% of its capacity in 30 minutes, using a quick charger, and offers performance and range numbers comparable to those of the Leaf. Also, with 80 kW and 280 Nm of torque, it will offer diesel-level performance, in a seamless and instant way.

According to Nissan’s Corporate Vice President, Hideto Murakami, "The arrival of a practical and, more to the point, realistic zero-emission delivery vehicle will not only improve the quality of urban life but thanks to low running costs will also help ease the economic burdens placed on companies." We look forward to the day when all in-city deliveries will be made using EVs - the e-NV200 is just the first step.

 
 
 
 
 

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