Nissan e-NV200 Production Is Now Underway – Video

MAY 5 2014 BY JAY COLE 17

Nissan e-NV200 Production Is Underway!

Nissan e-NV200 Production Is Underway!

Nissan’s long anticipated 2nd all-electric vehicle based on the Nissan LEAF – the e-NV200 electric can has entered production today in Barcelona, Spain.

The first job for the €100 million euro project is to get 100 of the new EVs to British Gas as a fleet order before making them available to the general public in the UK next month.

The e-NV 200 will also be available in Japan straight out of the gate, as well as some other Euro-regions shortly thereafter (like Germany and France in June).

Nissan says plans to export the van globally are still on track, although still no specific word on its US release; if we had to hazard a guess we would pencil in first half of 2015 for the e-NV200’s US release.  Nissan says it has plans to roll it out initially to 20 international markets.

As an example of pricing, in Germany the EV starts from €25,058, or about $35,000 USD.

“This is a great landmark day for Nissan, starting production of our second electric vehicle.  This is at a time when EV’s are now recognized as mainstream technology, many competitors are only just starting to launch their first EV and where Nissan has clear first mover advantage. We’re proud that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 110,000 delighted customers enjoying the quiet and smooth ride of an EV.”  – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer, who hosted the VIP guest  event

Nissan is making the e-NV200 available in three functional types: light commercial van, passenger vehicle and electric taxi.

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Here are some Nissan e-NV200 specs:

  • New styling reflects 30 percent new components over existing NV200
  • 170 km (105 miles) NEDC homologated driving range, 120 km/h (75 mph) maximum speed
  • CHAdeMO quick charge capable (0-80% in 30 minutes)
  • Access to over 1,000 public quick chargers in Europe
  • Global production from Barcelona
  • Same 24 kWh battery as the Nissan LEAF – but built in a different configuration to maximize cargo area.
  • e-NV200 US EPA range ~ 72-75 miles.

Video Below: Some “B-Roll” Of Nissan e-NV200 production

Below: Some images of the Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 Live in Geneva

Nissan e-NV200 Live in Geneva

Rear Seating In The e-NV200 From The Geneva Motor Show

Rear Seating In The e-NV200 From The Geneva Motor Show

Nissan e-NV200 Passenger Full Instrumentation In Black

Nissan e-NV200 Passenger Full Instrumentation In Black

Nissan e-NV200 Interior

Nissan e-NV200 Commercial Interior

So Much Useable Cargo Space

So Much Useable Cargo Space (Geneva Motor Show)

Another Look At Heads-Up Dash Display

Another Look At Heads-Up Dash Display

Nissan e-NV200 Rocking The Taxi Trim

Nissan e-NV200 Rocking The UK Taxi Trim

Nissan e-NV200 In Commercial Trim

Nissan e-NV200 In Commercial Trim

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It is about time! They should have launched this product 2 years ago. And they should be selling it with multiple battery pack sizes!

Better late than never, I guess.

Yes, finally! I think the e-NV200 will be a success with private as well as commercial customers and will stack favorably to the Kangoo ZE. Maybe Nissan can offer a slightly higher gearing ratio for the passenger (less loaded) version to go a bit faster.

We’ve have attempted to bribe Nissan to sell us a PPD e-NV200 outright for “trials” in the US for the past year…with no luck, lol. But finally we will be able to just go buy one ourselves now.

In a commercial application (and for a lot of familes that need extra room but don’t require a lot of range) this makes a ton of sense.

Like our family with our perennial mess 😉

Given the timelines, a larger-battery eNV-200 seems a good candidate to be our 3rd EV lease in summer/fall 2016 (this summer/fall we return lease #1 and hopefully take #2).

Hopefully Nissan will listen and will make larger-battery of these sooner rather than later. They haven’t been too good at listening so far…

I think this will be popular w/families, and even more-so if they put a range extender in it. Then it could easily be used to go on ~300+ mile trips to visit Grandma, etc.

Range extenders are so 2011. It is time to aim higher, as in 200 mile AER.

@ spec

At least they have one..

GM can’t get a Volt version out.

Nissan wins.

For now. But it looks like GM has a few new Voltec cars coming soon.

But GM really needs more in the pure electric arena as well. The Voltec stuff is great but that is no reason not to offer pure electrics. I think VW has it right with their ‘choose your drivetrain’ system . . . gas, diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or pure electric.

I wonder how it compares to Kangoo EV.

The London taxi look is great, hopefully they make a lot of them.

I( was going to say something dumb like:

Why isn’t it made of aluminum?

but the whole thing is so great all I can say is GO Nissan.!!

That is a fast enough.

I don’t understand the price.
How could this larger vehicle with the identical battery sell for less than the leaf?

European passenger vehicles are always shown including VAT, at around 20%.
Not so for commercial vehicles, where the VAT is usually reclaimable, and so prices are shown ex VAT.
If folk want one to transport a large family rather than for business use, they will have to fork out another 20% on top.

DaveMart has the bigger factor. But I suspect many of these e-NV200s are also much less equipped and have much simpler interiors. Especially the ones that are just panel vans.

Bigger batteries would be a nice option, and I’m skeptical that 24 kWh is enough for a van in the USA. The Transit Connect Electric had 28 kWh and was rated at 56 miles of range.
Regardless, a family hauler makes a lot of little trips plus a few big ones. For me, the magic middle would be about 30 kWh + REX with seating for seven. That’s when we dump the Odyssey.

Greaat! How many e-NV 200 they could produce per year?