Nissan e-NV200 is Europe’s Best-Selling Electric Van

FEB 4 2017 BY MARK KANE 21

Nissan e-NV200

The Nissan e-NV200, with 4,319 sales in 2016 (up 7%), has become the best-selling electric van for Europe.  The plug-in Nissan utility offering is currently available in 17 countries.

Nissan e-NV200

Top three markets for the e-NV200 are:

  • UK
  • Norway
  • France

Depending on version, the e-NV200 (24 kWh only) is rated at 163-170 km in NEDC (101-106 miles) on a single charge, but in real world one should expect around 75 miles/120 km at best.

Available versions of the plug-in NV200 come in both commercial van trims and fully optioned Combi / Evalia passenger variants (five-seat and seven-seat).

We expect for 2017 that the newly improved Renault Kangoo ZE (with 50% more range via a 33 kWh battery – details) that logged ~3,900 sales in Europe in 2016 will quickly wrestle the top-selling all-electric crown from the Nissan…that is of course unless Nissan decids to shoehorn the 30 kWh LEAF battery (or something larger) into the e-NV200.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said:

“As more and more businesses focus on reducing their carbon footprint, the need to find zero emission transport solutions is becoming more important than ever. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are working towards a sustainable future and our e-NV200 complements our vision perfectly whilst catering to a wide range of customer needs.

“Aside from its obvious environmental advantages, e-NV200 owners also benefit from its low-running costs (starting from as little as €0.03 per km), a smooth and near-silent ride and 40 percent lower servicing costs when compared with an equivalent diesel vehicle.”

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21 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 is Europe’s Best-Selling Electric Van"

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Put the new larger Renault Zoe battery in the e-NV200 and ship it to North America. No need for a paltry 2016-2017 Nissan Leaf 30 kWh battery in the Van. Carlos, GM is going to take 2017 EV sales from you, “Bigly” here in the New Amerwreckya.


We nearly bought a 7 seater version a year ago but the range was just a bit on the edge. I was hoping they would offer the 30kwh soon after. I’m still waiting. I’ll get one for my family as soon as it is available.

Mark V

How many electric vans are on the market? Lol


Here in the United States? None.


A fair number on top of the eNV200:

Renault Kangoo ZE
Citroen Berlingo Electric
Peugeot Partner Electric
Mercedes Vito 108E
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Electric
Ford Transit Connect Electric
Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV BEV (RHD only)
Streetscooter Work
Renault Twizy Cargo

A few more being introduced this year:
Renault Master Z.E.
Volkswagen Crafter Electric

A few more are available as third party conversions


If you are the only EV van, then you are the best.


The Renault Kangoo ZE has been sold in Europe since late 2011, and it has been the top selling electric van until last year when the e-NV200 surpassed it.

Martin Winlow

Not to mention all the Peugeot versions or Daihatsu/Piaggio (tho I have only ever seen one once here in the UK – and that was in a showroom)…


“You’re the best, around”


100% Battery Electric vans for North America, please!!!


I wonder how many of these things they would shift with a 100 kWh battery in it ?

Just saying Carlos !


I have looked at it but the range penalty was to steep. I want a 60kwh entry level version. That would do the trick! Nissan is so slow in their updates….

Nolberta Can

I’ve been drivning the five seat passenger version for two years and been very happy with the car as a family hauler. The range is of course lacking on the highway though, we get around 80 km at 100 km/h. Because of this, we’re looking to replace it with a Renault Zoe 40kwh when the lease is out in May (quite the change in size of course, but in my view the Zoe is larger than expected IRL) .

Bob A

Whatever happened to VIA motors?


Promise promise


They have a good product via motors , but promises promises

Eric Cote

Their press release page has been silent since August 2015. Yes, 2015. That’s usually not a good sign. 🙁


Via motors needs gas in North America to cost between $3.50 and $4.00 a gallon before Bob Lutz can get any traction with his Via Motors business model.


Well, ok, that was true in 2012 with battery costs over $500/kWh. Is it still true in 2017?


Given the amount of floor space it is surprising Nissan has not developed this to have 2 x 24kwh batteries, maybe not doubling the range, but certainly a vast improvement. Surely it is not that hard to add this way to the existing electrical system of the Leaf drive train?


Nissan’s press release literally states:

The Nissan e-NV200 has topped the charts to become Europe’s best-selling electric van in 2016.* The award-winning all-electric van ranked number one in 17 countries across Europe, ahead of its competitors in the category.

*Based on consolidated registration figures from official sources in Europe on December 31st, 2016 (all Europe except Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova)

Could this strange wording mean that Nissan e-NV200 might not have been the best selling small van in Europe overall in 2016? That it was first in its very particular segment in 17 countries out of who knows how many they took into account as Europe. There are 28 EU member states while Nissan Europe obviously covers 41 states (and territories).

Also, Nissan’s statement that
“UK, Norway and France are the top three markets for e-NV200 sales”,
does not say nor mean that e-NV200 was the segment’s bestseller on those markets, but they were the most important markets for the model. As they are for many if not most of other EVs.

It seems to me Nissan chose very careful wording to mislead the many web & social media replicators. But, I cannot really know. English is not my mother tongue.