Promoted: Nissan’s e-NV200 – the green van that’s loads better
In addition to pioneering zero-emissions motoring with the LEAF, Nissan is also bringing electric car tech to vans and passenger carriers...
When it comes to improving air quality and cutting emissions, Nissan knows that commercial vehicles play as important a role as passenger cars. That’s why the 100% electric e-NV200 van blends the load-friendly features of the award-winning NV200 with the zero-emissions electric powertrain of the equally award-winning New Nissan LEAF.
In fact, the e-NV200 uses the same 40kWh battery as the New LEAF, delivering 60% more range on a single charge – or between 124 and 187 miles on the new WLTP (combined and city cycle). And, crucially, the larger battery capacity doesn’t compromise load volume for goods or passengers.
The e-NV200 is available as a configurable van with a 705kg cargo capacity, 4.2m3 of load volume and enough space for two Euro pallets. Its 52cm floor height, wide-opening rear doors and sliding side-panel doors make loading easy. There’s also the e-NV200 Combi – the first 100% electric seven-seat passenger carrier in Europe. Its clever modular seating lets you carry a mix of people and luggage, making it ideal for city-friendly taxi and chauffeur businesses.
On the road, both offer near-silent zero-emissions motoring, with city-friendly instant torque and smooth acceleration. Inside, a single-shift transmission makes driving easier and safer, while a colour reversing camera takes the stress out of parking. The NissanConnect EV app even lets you check charge level and climate control remotely from a smartphone, tablet or computer – helping you to make the most of your day.
Cutting business costs
For any business, the cost of running vehicles in cities is always increasing. That’s why running a 100% electric van or passenger carrier now makes real sense. The e-NV200 is exempt from road tax, London Congestion Charges and proposed Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) and Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) charges – which could cost £24 per day, or £5,500 per year.
Electric power is cheaper than petrol, and can be optimised by charging overnight on non-peak rates. With a 705kg capacity and its impressive range, the 40kWh e-NV200 can deliver more on each run. Its unique bi-directional charging capability, paired with vehicle-to-grid technology, even lets you feed energy back to the grid, generating revenue when not in use.
No fuel is good fuel
Both Nissan and What Car? are committed to helping drivers understand the real cost of motoring. True MPG is What Car?’s guide to how many miles a petrol, diesel or hybrid car really does to the gallon. Still, when it comes to fuel efficiency, no petrol. diesel or hybrid engine can beat the Nissan LEAF: it uses no combustible fuel at all.