Nissan e-NV200 Goes On Tour, Driving 10,000 km Across Europe’s Most Beautiful Vistas

MAY 16 2017 BY MARK KANE 11

Nissan will promote its e-NV200 electric van on a special tour, driving some 10,000 km (>6,000 miles) across Europe’s most beautiful vistas in 35 days.

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 goes on 10,000 km driving tour

The journey spreads through eight countries; from Spain through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, DenmarkSweden and Norway. Naturally, Nissan mentions that it will have its pick of more than 4,000 available public CHAdeMO chargers in Europe.

You know what we really think would assist in the journey?  A much larger battery!  …but we digress.

The range of e-NV200 is rated at just 170 km (NEDC, or about 70 miles in the real-wold/EPA terms) on a 24 kWh battery, the only option available – 30 kWh as seen in the LEAF as of yet.

“Highlighting the growing interest in electric vehicles (EVs), Lionel Suissa and his Electrip team will be leading the 35 day tour across Mainland Europe starting in May.

Based in France, Lionel is one of a group of artists promoting electro-mobility; bringing the pleasure of electric driving to a younger audience.

Starting the challenge in Barcelona and travelling along Europe’s Electric Corridor, the team will end the tour in Norway’s picturesque North Cape. While passing through France, the Electrip team will be traversing Wattway, the solar powered road located near Le Mans.”

Lionel Suissa, part of the Electrip team said:

“As a passionate advocate of the role EVs can play in improving air quality, I think it’s crucial that the younger generation see just how easy and enjoyable electric driving can be. Electrip is designed to show off Europe’s charging network and demonstrate to people just how capable an electric vehicle truly is. The Nissan e-NV200 is the ideal vehicle for our European adventure.”

“The electric road trip supports Electrify the World, a new digital community platform. Through the brand’s network of social media sites and websites, Nissan is using its expertise from almost a decade in electric vehicles to inspire new conversations about sustainability and cleaner living.

The platform also gives users a forum to engage in discussion, interact with the brand and offer opinion. It aims to engage audiences across Europe and inspire them to join Nissan’s electric revolution, living smarter and more sustainable lifestyles.

To learn more about Nissan’s Electrify the World campaign and its commitment to Intelligent Mobility, visit

Follow the Electrip journey on Twitter using #ElectrifyTheWorld.”

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

“As Nissan electric vehicle sales increase, the charging infrastructure continues to grow apace – transforming the face of all-electric driving. With over 4,000 publically accessible charging points across Europe, drivers are able to travel across the continent, free from range anxiety.”

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11 Comments on "Nissan e-NV200 Goes On Tour, Driving 10,000 km Across Europe’s Most Beautiful Vistas"

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I like the eNV200 but won’t buy one until the real-world range is at least 400 km (240 miles).

Nissan needs to take up the slack in the EV production line.

The battery is going to get a good baking with the number of quick charges in a day. I’ve seen videos of LEAFs do long range driving and by the end of the day the temperature bars are reading something like 10 out of 12 bars.

Unlike the LEAF, the e-NV200 battery has active air cooling.

“You know what we really think would assist in the journey? A much larger battery! …but we digress.” Um… that’s kind of the point of the whole thing! To demonstrate that the need for long range is, for the most part, simply not required.

With most big cities (choked with ICEV exhaust fumes) having very low average speeds – often less than 10 mph – and paltry average daily mileage, why do you need ‘240’ miles of range?

It’s just really silly to cling on to this ICEV mentality when so many people have proved it so (including me in my i-MiEV). I’d have thought IEV writers would get that by now…

Well said, Martin

Although, being from North Dakota I can relate to those who do need lots more range. I live in the city and I do not.
Our cities need a whole lot more of these EVs.

I have an 2012 iMiev (bought 2013/06) too and would have loved more range too. I have 67,000mi now, my battery is down 40% and I drive at least 70mi round trip to/from work every day. I have to charge to 100% every time and often end up with 5mi to turtle after runs to evening destinations. It didn’t used to be like that and I attribute it to me fully charging/discharging often. I use DC-charging to 80% maybe 1-2 times a month.

Winter Heating with the installed resistance heater(un-insulated) is a no go – it’s coat and gloves and open window to avoid icing up of the windows on the inside.

A bigger battery would alleviate the extreme charging/discharging andd heating issue, thus increase battery life.
BTW: Mitsubishi will only replace my pack, if at least 1 cell fails completely and that is what I hope for now.

Totally disagree. It needs more range for the US.

I operate a small business where I would love to have the e-NV200 as our primary fleet vehicle, but it would need to have at least 150-200 miles of real world range to be effective for us. We need to be able to drive an hour from our warehouse (and back). No, it doesn’t need to have 400 miles of range, but 70 miles (35 miles out, 35 miles back) isn’t nearly enough.

I do not understand why it is not available in the US.

I have bought a NV-200 e for delivering solar panels and for my partners to use in their metal construction business, but only in the local area. I had to drive on the autoroute alone and I was worried that I wouldn’t make it. But once I drafted off a truck, it helped. For transport, a bigger battery would also help the handling. Too bad they don’t do an electric only redesign of their NV vans ahd take advantage of the electric motor.

Bring it stateside with 60 kWh for the sake of Pete.