Nissan e-NV200 at Tokyo Motor Show 2013 (Photos + Video)

NOV 26 2013 BY MARK KANE 4

2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept

2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept

The Nissan e-NV200 is the second electric Nissan officially scheduled for series production.

We’ve enclosed some unique photos in which we see the latest version of this already 2-years van that debuted at the North American International Auto Show in 2012.

The design is similar, though the flashy rims are now gone.  The interior is now simpler and more crude.

2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept

2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept

The CHAdeMO station beside suggests that Nissan is still fully committed to using this standard for fast charging.

Nissan has always stated that e-NV200 will borrow the LEAF drivetrain – same motor and single-speed transmission. Probably battery will be same too, but the question is how many kWh will be in the production version and will the chemistry type be the same.

Using the same 24-kWh battery pack as in the LEAF could end up being too small in the real world for use by businesses.  Let’s hope Nissan goes with something bigger.

Production will begin in mid-2014, but initially just for Japan. Maybe We expect that sales in US and Europe are still at least a year from now.

 

Nissan e-NV200 Tokyo 2013

Nissan e-NV200
Nissan e-NV200
Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

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4 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 at Tokyo Motor Show 2013 (Photos + Video)"

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Bill Howland

Lots of people would just love a van this size, but Mark Kane is correct, many buyers would want 2 batteries or 48 kwh Recharging overnight at a 6.6 kw rate would still guarantee a full charge by morning, even at after midnight rates for those fortunate enough to have TOD service.

hector

one guy from barcelona has put a plus battery of 24kWh in a Nissan Leaf for a total of 48kWh, and has make half of the world ask about it.

http://insideevs.com/nissan-tests-48-kwh-leaf-at-ecoseries/

after this electric van they have to release the Infiniti LE with 48kWh. Will not be a problem if it cost 40.000€, just they have to put also two Leaf engines one in each axis. Could be a good step between the Leaf and the Model S 60kWh

George Bower

Nissan could make a custom battery with 48 kwh instead of just doubling the pack size. This would involve going to thicker cathode active material coating. Since they make their own cells it shouldn’t be a problem. LMO is one of the cheapest cathode materials. The Argonne paper I wrote up indicates that nissan could reduce their $/kwh for battery by around 27%.

link to article:
http://insideevs.com/argonne-computer-model-and-the-implications-for-the-3rd-generation-tesla/

George Bower

try again on the slide