Nissan e-NV200 to “Eventually” be Sold Worldwide

NOV 14 2013 BY MARK KANE 15

Nissan today announced that its second all-electric vehicle, the e-NV200 van, will go on sale in Japan in fiscal year 2014, which begins next April and ends in March 2015.

But what attracts our attention is this:

“…100% electric commercial vehicle, the “e-NV200,” will arrive in the Japanese market during fiscal year 2014, and will eventually be sold worldwide.”

This seems to mean that Nissan will sell the e-NV200 worldwide at some point after its launch in Japan.

Production will begin in mid-2014, so even Japan will likely get its first units in late 2014.

“The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second all-electric model available globally, following the world’s best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF. Production of the e-NV200 model will begin at Nissan’s plant in Barcelona, Spain in mid-2014.”

Nissan e-NV200 taxi

Nissan e-NV200 taxi

Nissan is now in discussions with the government of the company’s hometown, the city of Yokohama, to use e-NV200 for public services. A separate project is coined in Barcelona, Spain where e-NV200s will appear as taxis.

“Measures to utilize the e-NV200 are evolving in Barcelona, Spain, which is involved in a mutually cooperative arrangement with Yokohama city in the formation and development of smart cities. Plans are being made to use the e-NV200 for smart transportation in Barcelona, such as for taxis. Along with this, preparations are in process to install a quick charger network and dedicated EV parking areas to support the taxis.”

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15 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 to “Eventually” be Sold Worldwide"

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Ocean Railroader
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Ocean Railroader

I wounder are they going to build a mini van version of this car in that mini vans are very popular in my area.

Anon
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Anon

Wouldn’t take much to reconfigure this into a pickup truck…

Spec9
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Spec9

Finally! It is about time Nissan got another EV body style to market.

John F
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John F

Not to take away from Nissan’s success, they are a Japanese company with a culture that avoids taking risks and loosing face. When there were no competitors, Nissan was able to move into the EV marketplace early, but that does not mean they moved fast. Now the competitors have made this a more fast paced segment of the auto industry, and Nissan does seem unresponsive. With all the market feedback they must have on the Leaf range, there are still no battery options. At this rate, they could see their lead in the EV industry slip away.

taser54
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taser54

What is the battery pack’s thermal management system?

Lou Grinzo
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Even if it’s sold only as a mini panel van, it would be extremely popular for local delivery companies. Show a business that they can use it to replace an ICE vehicle and save X cents per mile driven, and they’ll line up for it.

Future EV Driver
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Future EV Driver

Looks like Static Jay is finally getting his EV van!

Maybe Nissan’s move will make others wake up and do the same!

Jay Cole
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It can’t come soon enough. The e-NV200 is truly plodding its way along into America. This vehicle has the potential to displace a lot of gas/diesel usage for commercial business…just makes a lot of sense for many fleet users.

Jeff Songster
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Jeff Songster

Can’t wait to see them here in the US,

Jeff D
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Jeff D

If it had a long enough range, my wife could use something like this to do her postal route.

Daniel Cardenas
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Daniel Cardenas

I think they delayed things to wait for new battery technology. Nissan said maybe by April they will have hot battery. Andy Palmer said range is going to improve:
http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2013/small-passenger/nissan/leaf/leaf-range-will-grow-38830

I hope they finally get it, and have options for more batteries in the minivan and thus more range.

Anthony
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I always assumed this is why Bloomberg wanted the gasoline version of the NV200 to be the official NYC taxi – so that when the e-NV200 comes out, they can switch taxis from gas to electric easily.

Tesla Fan
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Tesla Fan

who’s designing these things and okay’ing them? smh those designers need be fired and shot

Phr3d
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Phr3d

Bug eyes still sell gangbusters in asia, even staid germans fell in line – mercedes with their present UN-mercedes face and BMW and there ridiculous hawk-eye headlight extenders..
at least BMW’s is easy to ‘reverse’ by covering the fender-splooge with body-color ‘tinting’, mercs are hopeless.
and then there’s cadillac with a grill-size to Match the bug-eyes instead of just ignoring the trend.

ecchhh, all..

Rick G.
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Rick G.

I love it. I look forward to the US launch. Nissan is so far ahead of everyone else when it comes to bringing EV technology to market. Don’t forget Nissan owns Infiniti. Infiniti LE Concept will come to fruition soon enough too. Go Nissan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!