Nissan e-NV200 On Sale In Japan Starting This October

JUN 10 2014 BY MARK KANE 7

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan announced that e-NV200 will go on sale throughout Japan in October, a few months after it launches in Europe.

Prices are set between 3,880,440 yen to 4,786,560 yen, including consumption tax, which translates to ~$38,000 – $47,000. But buyers can count on some incentives cutting the price maybe by 20-25%.

Interesting is that Japanese company stated a sales target:

“The e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 500 units per month.”

According to a presentation in Japan, e-NV200 should payback after 82,000 km or 51,000 miles compared to equally equipped gasoline version. At last we believe that this illustration shows this:

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 is based on NV200, a multi-purpose commercial van, which was electrified by using Nissan LEAF drivetrain and battery packs. We don’t see any differences in charging methods between LEAF and e-NV200.

Nissan e-NV200 ePowertrain

Nissan e-NV200 ePowertrain

Like in Europe, there will be a van and a passenger version available with a few trim levels.

The new thing is power outlets feature, which will allow the vehicle to supply electric devices up to 1,500 W.

Nissan e-NV200 Power plug

Nissan e-NV200 Power plug

Nissan e-NV200 power plug in action

Nissan e-NV200 power plug in action

Nissan e-NV200 Wagon G

Nissan e-NV200 Wagon G

Highlights of the e-NV200 include:
○Zero-emissions
The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second mass-market, all-electric model available globally, following the Nissan LEAF, which has now sold more than 115,000 units worldwide. Compared to commercial vehicles that use internal combustion engines, the e-NV200 reduces operating costs and contributes to improving a company’s environmental image thanks to the vehicle’s zero exhaust emissions as well as a reduction in noise pollution. Additionally, the EV’s smooth, strong acceleration performance and quietness help reduce driver fatigue.
With the inclusion of a hydraulic brake system, the vehicle’s regenerative braking can work more effectively, enabling a driving range of 185 to 190 km on a full charge (on JC08 mode).

Nissan e-NV200 Van VX

Nissan e-NV200 Van VX

○Power storage battery
Two power outlets (100V) that can draw a total of a maximum of 1,500W of power from the battery are installed in the front-seat side and the cargo area. They provide a convenient and safe electrical power source that comes in handy for offsite jobs or events, or in the case of an emergency.

The driver can manually set the remaining battery level. By having the power supply stop automatically at a predetermined level, the driver ensures that the vehicle has enough energy stored within the main battery pack for the ride home.

Nissan e-NV200 Battery

Nissan e-NV200 Battery

○Stress-free
The new e-NV200 has a low center of gravity thanks to the vehicle’s main battery pack being placed under the floor. This helps to reduce vehicle instability when cornering and improves steering response. A fine-tuned, highly-rigid suspension system provides a comfortable ride, which, in turn, decreases driver fatigue, especially during long extended drives and/or when transporting valuable cargo.

The e-NV200’s cargo area is equivalent to that of the NV200, a result of compact batteries positioned under the vehicle floor. Power consumption is reduced on cold days via a heated steering wheel and Quick Comfort Seat Heater for the front seats, obviating the need to heat the whole cabin, and both come as standard equipment on the e-NV200.

Nissan e-NV200 Intelligent Key

Nissan e-NV200 Intelligent Key

The Remote Climate Control function, which can activate the air-conditioning system via cell phone or computer, can be set by the Intelligent Key for further convenience for customers.

The e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 500 units per month. Prices range from 3,880,440 yen to 4,786,560 yen, including consumption tax.

All e-NV200 models qualify for the Japanese government’s eco-car subsidies and are exempt from the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax. In addition, customers can receive up to 850,000 yen in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government’s incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles.

 

<Overview of the new Nissan e-NV200>

1. Design
Exterior design expressing Nissan’s EV identity

  • Distinctive shape of the charging lid and sharp character lines; front bumper opening with each side slightly outward; and distinctively shaped fog light surrounds
  • Rounded front bumper
  • Massive fender panel
  • Bright LED rear combination taillights with clear-blue inner panel and transparent outer lens
  • Available in a choice of five exterior colors, including a new color, Liquid Blue

User-friendly and roomy interior

  • A function-focused center cluster located above instrument panel and renders a modern feel to the interior
  • Adoption of piano-black center panel that expresses a high-quality feel (Wagon)
  • Blue illumination digital meter as well as a newly developed shift knob and start switch

2. Convenience and cargo capacity

  • Cargo capacity of 3,600L and cargo floor length of 1,830mm, equivalent to the dimensions of the NV200 (with two passengers in a five-seat van)
  • Wheelhouse shape with overhang in the cargo area, made possible by the leaf-spring suspension architecture
  • The cargo area can be personalized with the adoption of utility hooks (dealer-installed option)
  • Two 100V power outlets (a total of a maximum of 1,500W power) installed in the front seat side and the cargo area (the back side of a front passenger seat) (GX, G)
  • 60:40-split second-row seats with seating for one or two passengers, even when carrying a long item (Wagon)

3. Driving performance
Mechanism

  • e-powertrain that’s fine-tuned specifically for commercial vehicles, including the optimization of gear ratios (based on the e-powertrain of the current Nissan LEAF)
  • New regenerative braking system that provides the same braking pedal feel as a conventional braking system
  • Energy Save Mode which invokes a maximum speed setting of 100km per hour after the battery level warning light turns on to prevent unnecessary power consumption
  • Accelerator pedal that reduces power consumption by controlling excessive pressure on the pedal, which emits a clicking noise when pressed down.

Steering stability and comfort

  • Highly-rigid body and solid suspension system provide a smooth and flat ride, while keeping harshness in check when driving over uneven surfaces
  • With a low center of gravity, stability through corners is enhanced, while the solid body structure helps create crisp steering response
  • Hill Start Assist, which prevents the vehicle from rolling backward, enhances a sense of security in the driver

4. Advanced equipment and useful features

  • A compact and practical meter unique to EVs, where necessary information is combined in a simple way to minimize the movement of the driver’s eyes and reduces fatigue
  • Ozone-safe automatic air-conditioning system that can quickly generate warm air with the adoption of an electric heater
  • Vehicle information display that shows the charging condition of the vehicle’s main battery pack, information on power consumption and warnings
  • Although the NV200 has a glove box without a lid, the e-NV200 adopts a glove box with a lid that can store the vehicle’s inspection certificate
  • Center console box that can store a small bag or other small items, complete with a lid to create a premium feel
  • Rope hooks to safely secure packages

<Other Main Safety and Environmental Technologies>

  • Halogen headlights (manually adjustable headlight leveling function)
  • Signature position lights (bulbs for Van, LED for Wagon)
  • Fog lamps (standard on 5-seat Van GX and Wagon G)
  • Bright LED rear combination taillights
  • Rearview Monitor (factory-installed option on two/five-seat GX and standard on Wagon G)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
  • Brake Assist
  • VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) (TCS functionality included)
  • High-strength body construction (Zone Body) + body construction for pedestrian protection
  • SRS frontal airbag system for driver and front passenger
  • SRS side airbag system for driver and front passenger and SRS curtain airbag system (factory-installed option for Wagon)
  • Load limiter-equipped seatbelt pretensioner for the front seats

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7 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 On Sale In Japan Starting This October"

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Big Solar
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Big Solar

Pretty cool van, I want one.

Rick Danger
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Rick Danger

So do I, and I don’t know why. I don’t really need a van, and I live in AZ, so I’m not enamored with Nissan and their lame batteries, but I still want one.

Speaking of which, what’s the latest news on Nissan and their “hot” battery? I though it was supposed to be out a month or 2 ago.

scott franco
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scott franco

That power outlet thing has legs. Why not take advantage of something an EV can do a gas car cannot?

I have actually used this idea before. My trailer has 110v outlets, and I converted them to be inverter driven with bigger batteries and solar recharge. It makes a nice 110v portable power station.

QCO
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QCO

Very useful for commercial service applications, like using a power tool, a computer, fiber splicing and test equipment, or a fan to supply air to an underground vault (some telecom trucks have an inboard ICE generator for that today).

Only issue is planning in advanced so a day’s work on site won’t run down the battery to the point of leaving the operator stranded.

Gsned57
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Gsned57

They’ve got a 7-seater nv-200 so why not a 7seater ev version? Anymore word on if a 7 seater will ever be in the cards? If so I’ll put my money down now

Lou
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Lou

I think that a passenger version of this van has a lot of potential, but I would expect that by the time they bring it here it will have a larger battery. Assuming 75 miles on the current technology would also apply to the van, I suspect that US drivers would really want an additional 25 miles or so, at a minimum. With a LEAF, we acknowledge it’small car and as such lesser range is OK. But a van is a bigger animal, and it could do really well with longer range. Soccer Moms who also work(commute)every day will be intrigued by an EV like this but I think will be turned of by the fear of getting stranded with kids in the van. Not that I think they’d actually BE stranded, just that they’d fear it…

Lou

Ray
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Ray

‘The new e-NV200 also has 5 and 7-seat Wagon versions, which can be utilized as passenger vehicles.”
http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2014/_STORY/140609-01-e.html

http://www.nissan.co.jp/ENV200/interior.html
(Check out the image for Wagon G)