Nissan has extended its warranty program for all new e-NV200 electric van purchases in Europe, from three years to five years, and now up to 100,000 km.
That doesn't affect already five year/100,000 km warranty on the electric drive and battery for 24 kWh packs (e-NV200/LEAF). Longer-range LEAF (30 kWh) is offered with 8 years and 160,000 km battery warranty.
The news was released from the 2016 Hannover Motor Show, where Nissan celebrates the e-NV200 winning the German Commercial Vehicle Award for 2016 in the special category of Electrically Driven Urban Delivery Vehicle.
The new warranty will apply to all e-NV200s (van, five-seat and seven-seat variants) sold in Europe from October 1, 2016. Could this be a precursor to the utility vehicle being available in more regions (and with a larger battery)...like perhaps in North America? We hope so.
According to Nissan, the e-NV200 is now covered with the longest standard warranty currently available on an electric van.
"It means the entire vehicle and its 100 percent electric drivetrain is under guarantee for five years or up to 100,000 km, whichever comes first.
With this warranty, Nissan is once again setting the benchmark for the electric vehicle (EV) category. This highly competitive offer is one of the longest standard warranties currently available on an electric van** and demonstrates Nissan’s confidence in not only the quality of its electric batteries and zero emission technology, but also the durability across its light commercial vehicle (LCV) range.
The five year warranty covers mechanical and electric vehicle components, battery capacity, corrosion (up to 12 years) and includes roadside assistance. Nissan e-NV200 owners also benefit from a three year warranty on body parts and paint."
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said:
“At Nissan, meeting the needs of our customers is one of the most influential factors in the development of our products. The Nissan e-NV200 provides a sustainable zero emission transport solution for both businesses and families alike. It offers a functional, versatile cargo space, exceptionally low running costs with fuel costs starting from as little as €0.03 per kilometre and 170 km of range (NEDC) on a single charge.
“The e-NV200 is both affordable and practical, without compromising on quality. We want to give our customers peace of mind that the Nissan e-NV200 is a reliable and versatile light commercial vehicle and introducing this five year warranty is a clear demonstration of that confidence. We hope that this warranty will offer an even more compelling reason for our customers to consider a zero emission alternative when looking to purchase a new vehicle for their business.”