Nissan has now officially announced a 40 kWh version of the e-NV200 van, which will be rated at 280 km (174 miles) of NEDC range.  In real-world (EPA-estimated) terms, that is almost 120 miles/193 km.

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

As with the new 2018 LEAF, the battery is the same size, although the density is much higher than the old 24 kWh, netting the 60% range increase.

The original e-NV200 (24 kWh) was NEDC rated at 170km/106 miles.

The new e-NV200 40 kWh will  be available to order before the end of 2017 in Europe, where it's solely produced.

As for coming to US, Nissan has (as of yet) no plans.  Additionally, as we had felt likely earlier, Nissan has not announced any plans to offer the future 60 kWh battery that the 2019 LEAF will receive later next yet.

"The new 40kWh battery for the 100% electric e-NV200 offers a 60% extended range of up to 280km NEDC. And, with no increase in size of the battery itself, customers will face no compromise in either load space or payload. Crucially, it can help make 100% electric last miles delivery achievable for businesses and professional drivers everywhere, with customers now able to drive more than 100 km further on a single charge."

Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, said:

‘With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections. Given the huge impact that business deliveries/collections and professional drivers have on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, helping cut the level of CO2 emissions they create is a vital part of creating a more sustainable future.’

He added: ‘The world is going electric, which means re-thinking pretty much everything we know about driving, commuting and powering our lives. But to make that future viable, we must create a fully electric ecosystem that enables modern life to be cleaner, safer and more connected for everyone. Smarter, better 100% electric vehicles like the new e-NV200 are at the heart of that ecosystem – now and for generations to come.’

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh) - looking a lot like the 24 kWh version!

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh) - looking a lot like the 24 kWh version!

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)