Based on the Nissan NV200, a multi-purpose commercial van, the e-NV200 combines the interior roominess and versatility of the NV200 with the acceleration performance and quietness of an EV. With its convenient onboard power outlets, the e-NV200 can supply electrical power remotely, giving it added utility in the field as a mobile power source.
The new Nissan e-NV200 also has 5 and 7-seat Wagon versions, which can be utilized as passenger vehicles.
The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second mass-market, all-electric model available globally, following the Nissan LEAF, which has now sold more than 115,000 units worldwide. Compared to commercial vehicles that use internal combustion engines, the e-NV200 reduces operating costs and contributes to improving a company’s environmental image thanks to the vehicle’s zero exhaust emissions as well as a reduction in noise pollution.
Additionally, the EV’s smooth, strong acceleration performance and quietness help reduce driver fatigue. With the inclusion of a hydraulic brake system, the vehicle’s regenerative braking can work more effectively, enabling a driving range of 185 to 190 km (115-118 miles) on a full charge (on JC08 mode).
Two power outlets (100V) that can draw a total of a maximum of 1,500W of power from the battery are installed in the front-seat side and the cargo area. They provide a convenient and safe electrical power source that comes in handy for offsite jobs or events, or in the case of an emergency.
The driver can manually set the remaining battery level. By having the power supply stop automatically at a predetermined level, the driver ensures that the vehicle has enough energy stored within the main battery pack for the ride home.
The new e-NV200 has a low center of gravity thanks to the vehicle’s main battery pack being placed under the floor. This helps to reduce vehicle instability when cornering and improves steering response. A fine-tuned, highly-rigid suspension system provides a comfortable ride, which, in turn, decreases driver fatigue, especially during long extended drives and/or when transporting valuable cargo.
The e-NV200’s cargo area is equivalent to that of the NV200, a result of compact batteries positioned under the vehicle floor. Power consumption is reduced on cold days via a heated steering wheel and Quick Comfort Seat Heater for the front seats, obviating the need to heat the whole cabin, and both come as standard equipment on the e-NV200.
The Remote Climate Control function, which can activate the air-conditioning system via cell phone or computer, can be set by the Intelligent Key for further convenience for customers.
The e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 200 units per month. Prices range from 3,880,440 yen to 4,786,560 yen (€27,738 – €34,214 or $38,847 – $46,685 USD), including consumption tax.
All e-NV200 models qualify for the Japanese government’s eco-car subsidies and are exempt from the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax. In addition, customers can receive up to 850,000 yen in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government’s incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles.
e-NV200 qualifies for preferential tax incentives available for environmentally friendly vehicles. As such, the LEAF is fully exempt from the automobile acquisition tax on vehicles registered by March 31, 2015, and the automobile weight tax on vehicles registered by April 30, 2015.