Nissan To Cancel Diesel NV200, Only Electric e-NV200 Remains

FEB 2 2019 BY MARK KANE 49

NV200 will be available only as the electric e-NV200

Nissan announced that the production of the diesel version of the NV200 in Barcelona, Spain, will come to an end before the summer of 2019.

Because the production of the all-electric e-NV200 will continue (customer demand surged since the introduction of 40 kWh battery version), the NV200 will become available only as an all-electric car.

There is no answer about the possibility of a 62 kWh battery version (as in case of Nissan LEAF e+) or whether the e-NV200 will be now available in new markets (in the U.S. there was only the NV200).

At the same time (from mid-2019), Nissan together with Renault intends to launch a new model – NV250 (produced in Mauberge, France), which will be a sibling to the Renault Kangoo. As the Kangoo is available in electric version Kangoo Z.E., also the NV250 is expected as an EV.

Some speculate that the long-term future of e-NV200 is not certain.

Nissan e-NV200 specs:

  • WLTP rating is 200 km (125 miles) in Combined Cycle or up to 301 km (187 miles) in Urban City Cycle
  • 40 kWh battery
  • 80 kW electric motor
  • 6.6 kW on-board charger and CHAdeMO inlet
  • payload of up to 705 kg (depends on version) or 7 seat Evalia version

Nissan LEAF e+ specs (vs. LEAF 40 kWh)

  • 62 kWh battery (+55% capacity over 40 kWh, 25% more energy dense lithium-ion cells, similar size)
  • 288 lithium-ion cells (compared to 192 cells)
  • battery limited warranty of 8 years/160,000 km (whichever occurs first) is standard
  • 364 km (226 miles) of expected EPA range (up 50% from 243 km/151 miles)
  • 385 km (239 miles) of WLTP range in Europe (vs. 285 km/177 miles)
  • 458 km (285 miles) of WLTC Japan range in Japan (vs. 322 km/200 miles)
  • 570 km (354 miles) of JC08 range in Japan (vs. 400 km/249 miles)
  • 160 kW electric motor (up from 110 kW) and 250 lb-ft (340 Nm) (vs. 320 Nm in 40 kWh version)
  • 70 kW (100 kW peak) fast charging using CHAdeMO (vs. less than 50 kW)

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49 Comments on "Nissan To Cancel Diesel NV200, Only Electric e-NV200 Remains"

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This makes sense. These small vans are often used by local businesses in cities so they don’t need huge range (although bigger battery is always better in case there is a need for longer travel, so maybe the 60 kWh finds its way into them). At the same time the electric version is way more quiet and don’t pollute like the diesel one so it’s a win for city residents.

Well I think your reasons are right, but this is one of that cases where what is desirable and what is real, doesn’t match. I live in Spain and I see lot of this vans. Almost all of them, are diesel. I don’t think that buyers are ready to change to EV. Would that, but I’m realistic and is still soon for that. I worked with many little contractors and most of them have little vans, some this model. All of them choose diesel versions, even when they make not so much km. And I think no one will buy an electric van while they could buy one diesel like Renault Kangoo, Citroen Berlingo or Fiat Doblo for 15.000 €. The same for France, Portugal, Germany, Italy… Maybe the reasons for stop the ICE versions, are differents. Maybe new Kangoo will be rebadged and sold as Nissan too, all of them build in the same plant. Maybe, they want to prepare the spanish factory to produce only electric vehicles, perhaps the Leaf after UK completes the Brexit and all the british produced cars, become less profitable and Nissan leaves UK to produce in other european plants. Maybe Renault/Nissan will produce… Read more »

I don’t agree with you.

In 2018 Renault sold 8747 Kangoo ZE (+105% from 2017). And it only has 33 kWh. It seems to be selling as much as it is produced.

If you can read French :

But the big part of them, are for public corporations and big business, not for workers, little business…

This looks like a sign they have more demand for the electric.

Groaaaan! Nissan!!!! Why? Why can’t you just offer this in North America?
60 kWh would be fine.
Seven years I’ve been waiting.
But nooooooooo!

Do Not Read Between The Lines

Would you pay the extra import tax?

Yes, like the old days

I could use the basic 40 kWh version as a service van for my business.

How much would it cost Nissan to produce the glider in Mexico, ship to Tennessee and install the EV drivetrain? Or just build it all in the factory that produces the Leaf.
It’s not like they can’t sell the eNV200 in Cali, Oregon, Washington and Boise.

We keep hearing that Nissan will be bringing out 4 new all-electric vehicles under the Nissan name, with another 2 Infinitis. Sounds to me like this electric minivan could well be one of those 4 in the US.

Do the Leaf e+ upgrade on this, of Motor Power, Battery Capacity, offer it as 2 Seat Work Vans, 5 Seat and 7 Seat People Packing Versions, in USA & Canada, and they could actually Boost their EV Sales quite a Bit, one would think! For 1st test, they might even test the market, by offering the current EU 40 kWh equivalent, here, to compare sales Demand: Lower Price or Higher Performance!

If overall demand is high, maybe after the first year, they could bring the Modified Slide Out Camper Variant here, as well!

The price of the base version of the e-NV200 Evalia (with the 40 kWh battery pack and the 2 extra seats in the back) in The Netherlands is nearly €44,000.-

The price of the base version of the Kia e-Niro (with the 64 kWh battery pack and no 2 extra seats in the back) in The Netherlands is nearly €42,000.-

I think that the Kia e-Niro is the better choice (between these two EV models).

Simply because I would give the 64 kWh battery pack of the Kia e-Niro a higher value than those 2 extra seats in the back of the Nissan e-NV200.

But not everyone will agree with me of course.

The eNV-200 also has *waaay* more cargo space than the e-Niro. Clearly the eNV-200 is a van/minivan, not a compact/mid SUV, so the comparison is not apples to apples.

Btw, even the Leaf has more space than the e-Niro with 5 seats up. But as you say, to each according to their needs.

Yes, the Nissan e-NV200 has a lot of cargo space, and that is a big plus.

But most of the time all of that cargo space will not be utilized.

Depends upon who’s using it! It is a commercial vehicle first and foremost, with a less-common version as a passenger minivan.

And as a taxi in NYC

More EV vans on the road in Amsterdam please! Air quality is terrible on most days.. (thank you german car industry)

Why blame the German car industry? Blame the Dutch consumer. You didn’t have to buy diesel.

Because the Dutch customer was lied to by the German car industry that claimed their cars were cleaner burning than what they really were.

If only they would update the cockpit a bit, and increase power output to 110kW i would buy this instantly! There must be something wrong with me, i think this is the best looking EV currently 😉

I so would have gotten this instead of my LEAF. Last thing I need in this world is the rear doors on a 4-door sedan.

Looking at the NV-200’s Wikipedia page, it is also assembled in Japan and Mexico, so while the diesel version is likely stopping for good (was made only in Europe apparently) – the gasoline NV200 will continue, so the van won’t be electric-only from this point forward, except in Europe.

I wonder whether a clarification is needed in the story title/content. Thanks!

Yes. This van is only gas in the States. No diesel or electric. Interestingly, it’s also sold by Chevrolet. I could use an electric one in my new business. For now the Bolt will have to do.

I really don’t understand why an electric van or small pickup has not been produced yet in the US. Especially for a truck, the demand has to be there.

Perhaps because the um, perceived constituency for pickup trucks is mostly the type of folks who would be the very last to go electric – dragged to it kicking and screaming?

I’m sure it’s a generalization, but automakers and in particular their marketing and product management teams mostly go by lazy generalizations.

As to the small vans, it’s a far smaller market in the US than in Europe. As you suggest, the US analogue for Europe’s light-commercial is indeed the pickup truck. Besides, there is a PHEV minivan (Chrysler) and it’s quite popular.

This also comes in a tiny pick-up and even a tiny dump truck version. I’m not surprised it’s doing so well.

Off topic

That’s a pic in the well-lighted fit and finish inspection station at the end of the assembly line. This is where quality control inspectors wearing white gloves check for paint blemishes/defects and panel misalignments by using their eyes and running their hands across the paint finish and panel gaps. But I don’t recall ever seeing such an inspection station in any of the pics of Tesla’s Fremont factory. Does anyone know if Tesla has such an inspection station or if they eliminated it from their assembly lines like they did with the industry standard brake test?

LMFAO at Not-Impartial Observed to hate Tesla as he hijacks yet another thread to desperately try and throw FUD at Tesla. Keep shorting it and in fact sell everything you have and increase your short positions!

On top of that, a lot of good those inspectors do if it turns out the range from the batteries is not what they are presently claim (EPA tests are not done yet), a vehicle is a lot more than a paint job and panel gaps. Those can be perfect and the vehicle is still a piece of junk if it can’t do the job it is designed for.

So in other words you couldn’t find any pics of this kind of quality control inspection station at Tesla’s Fremont factory.

Seeing as both recent reviews of the ‘3’ here at IEVs both had DIRT under the clear coat – I assume the guys at the inspection stations had dirty gloves. But what the hey? $2500 for the premium red paint jobs get DIRT for free.

Sorry – this is one place where it is easy to poke fun. Except the Tesla “Junk Yard Dogs” here cannot see the humor in a situation.

“. . . as he hijacks yet another thread. . .”

I think your brain has been hijacked yet again.

I’ll take it that you couldn’t find any pics of such a quality control inspection station in Tesla’s Fremont factory, otherwise you would have posted them instead of going on a looney conspiracy rant.

I at least have a brain that understands the physics and economics that dooms H2 and unlike you I have an EV. Three as a matter of fact.
My Model 3 was delivered in flawless condition and of the hundred plus owners I have talked to at Superchargers and my EV club only 3 had any issues and they had early ones.

Don’t be jealous that you fool cell leasees are not numerous enough to have a club.

The one thing about GM purchasing this vehicle from Nissan rather shows they have no great interest in manufacturing vehicles of ANY type. Paper Pushers (Reuss, Barra – and other multi-millionaires) just padding their nest until its time to go. Meanwhile shutting down factories, even in Canada where they haven’t fully paid back their loans. Looks like the only really innovative vehicles from GM – now that they don’t have any car people remaining – (other than Reuss who has ‘gasoline in his blood’ so he says) – I haven’t seen any great brilliance out of the Executive Suite lately – is going to be from KOREA and CHINA. They’ll come out with vehicles and if they are sufficiently compelling, GM’s MAJORITY ‘partner’ (51% ownership) will sell them to the USA.. To SHOWCASE GM’s idiocy is to remember that Bob Lutz had to fight the $Billions (absolutely unbelievable to me) they spent on Fuel Cell Technology – meanwhile now that Lutz is gone there is no one around to fight for it – and all the money they spent on VOLTEC will be shelved. Discontinuing the best selling plug in (Volt) at basically the drop of a hat. If extreme… Read more »

“I at least have a brain that understands the physics and economics that dooms H2…”

Who said anything about hydrogen or fuel cell vehicles? You’re hijacking yet another thread.

Apparently, China disagrees with your so called brain, and will start backing HFCVs with incentives just as it did with EVs in 2009.

Did you find any pics of the Quality Control inspection station at Tesla’s Freemont plant?

Here’s a pic of a Lexus quality-control inspector (wearing white gloves btw) measuring the panel gaps on a Lexus to confirm that it’s in spec.×750/Lexus-plant-121.jpg

@ Impaired Obswerver : Your “Off Topic” Tesla FUD campaign, is such a divergence from the articles cancellation of the Nissan NV-200 Diesel thread, that you win hands down the ICE coal rolling Troll of the day Award!

No, Tesla simply impartially observes every car that rolls off their assembly line.

Yeah Impartial Observer simply makes the point here that you are getting a BARGAIN paint job of very high quality. Excellent Value, (provided the gas engine or electric battery keeps working).

Impartially observing every car that rolls off the Tesla assembly line, rather than doing a quality control inspection of every car, results in cars leaving the factory with patently obvious fit and finish defects like this HUGE painted-over crack on the A-pillar of a Model S.

NIssan will sell the nv250 instead, a future cooperation with renault building on their Kangoo. I think they don’t want to spend money making that nv250 electric, but stick with the env200.

Not bumping it up to the coming Leaf e+ Specs, will be a less than optimal choice, I suspect!

I would say any EV with less than 60 kWh battery is not optimal. 60 kWh is there one standard and the automakers all need to hurry up and get with it. That really is the minimum level required to get EVs to the point of public acceptance.

Why does Nissan Hate America

Axe falls on another diesel model. Very good.
Slowly the 60 KWh version will also come when the competition builds up.

The # of diesel models has declined from 38 in 2018 to 25 in 2019. This is a big development.
The plugins are eating into the diesel’s market share.

For the extra cost of making diesel, automakers can put a plugin system with a battery to go at least 31 miles/50 km and on the remaining distance, these vehicles run at 40% extra mileage by capturing braking energy compared to a regular gas vehicle and the higher cost is recovered rapidly.
Even diesel vehicles go only 25% more than regular gas vehicle.

Very interesting but a good step in the right direction ! There will be no alternativ other than to go electric… To be on forefront will be a great advantage for Nissan.

These delivery vans and EV taxis like the Tesla Loop and some LEAFs are getting excellent service from their batteries even when quick charged multiple times per day. Battery degradation is more a factor of the TIME left sitting at 100% charge rather then the number of times charged to 100% so if you use the battery quickly after charging its not a big problem for battery longevity.

I wish my tractor was electric and not diesel.

I see the 187 miles, but how much battery life is eaten up if you are sitting in traffic for up to 45 minutes morning and evening?nd