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Full electric Nissan e-NV200 van nears reality

Full electric Nissan e-NV200 van nears reality

The world premiere of the Nissan e-NV200 concept vehicle at Hanover's IAA Commercial Vehicle Show will push a commercial model closer to reality.

Drivers have been told that the innovative vehicle can be seen as a mesh between two multi-award winning Nissan models – the Nissan Leaf electric car and the Nissan NV200 van.

This is highlighted by the fact that while the e-NV200 maintains the sleek design that made the NV200 such a popular van, underneath the bonnet pumps the heart of an advanced laminated lithium-ion battery and electric motor.

Such a sophisticated all-electric drivetrain enables drivers of the e-NV200 to recharge the van's electric battery for zero to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. This timeframe is sure to appeal to those using the vehicle for loading purposes and are under strict deadlines.

Nissan corporate vice president, Hideto Murakami, pointed out: "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."

On the topic of loading, the e-NV200 has exactly the same carrying capacity as the traditional NV200. As such, the vehicle packs in highly practical load volume of 4.2m-cubed and is capable of carrying two standard Euro pallets between the rear wheel arches.

Mr Murakami commented: "The production 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."

Those interested in the e-NV200 concept van have been told that Nissan is planning to launch the vehicle with the option of a panel van, passenger-carrying combi and a family-oriented seven seat Evalia model.

More of the Nissan e-NV200 concept van can be seen at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show, which takes place in the German city of Hanover between September 20th and 27th.

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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