Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.
The company has been working with several large commercial fleets in global markets since 2011 to understand how the e-NV200 test car performs under real operating conditions. So far the e-NV200 has received positive comments for its quiet, comfortable driving with no emissions and low noise, CO2 reduction and generous carrying capacity.
Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.
The 100% electric compact van, e-NV200, is scheduled for launch in 2014. As Nissan’s second global electric vehicle, it follows Nissan LEAF, the world’s first 100% EV for the mass market.
The launch of the e-NV200 model offers all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of its base vehicle, the multipurpose commercial van NV200.
The e-NV200 provides smooth acceleration and quietness, driving characteristics that are unique to EVs, while emitting no CO2 emissions at the point of use.
When e-NV200 production begins it will become Nissan's second zero-emission vehicle, but the company is already investigating further innovative ways of harnessing its EV technology in the commercial vehicle market with the e-NT400, which is a light truck based on the European NT400 Cabstar, known as NT400 Atlas in Japan.
The e-NT400, still in its development phase but with plans for production under study, uses Nissan Leaf running gear to create a zero-emission 100% electric vehicle.
Like e-NV200, e-NT400 would be able to enter city areas denied to conventional vehicles powered by diesel or petrol engines, while its near-silent running means it could operate around the clock as it creates no noise or emission nuisance.