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Nissan E-NV200 Electrifies the Geneva Show

The auto industry is starting more and more to embrace all-electric vehicles and Nissan is already putting out its second EV along with the Leaf hatch. It’s called the e-NV200, it’s a van and it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014.
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As Nissan is continuing its EV pioneering, the e-NV200 concept first showed in 2012 got materialized in a road-going car bearing the same name. The van makes good use of the same all-electric powertrain used by the Nissan Leaf, but comes with the body shape of the existing NV200 van.

We’re saying “with the same shape” because Nissan didn’t just adapted the current NV van to carry an electric motor, but did actually reengineered its underpinnings to be a true EV.

Starting June this year, the e-NV200 will be available to buy as a van or five-seater people carrier in Combi or the more luxurious Evalia trim level if you want to use it as a family hauler.

It might not work that well for a trip with the family or friends, but it’s a perfect van for city and outskirts deliveries. It’s homologated NEDC range of 170 km (105.6 miles) is greater than the average 100 km (62 miles) offered by other EVs.

The e-NV200’s battery can be charged overnight using a domestic 16-amp single-phase 3.3 kW supply. This can be reduced to four hour if a 6.6 kW/32 -amp supply is used while a dedicated CHAdeMO DC 50 kW quick charger will charge the battery from 0 to 80% in about 30 minutes.

Despite fitting a battery in it, the LCV version still has a cargo volume of 4.2 square meters and can easily swallow 2 standard Euro pallets thanks to sliding doors on each side and wide opening rear doors.


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