Nissan Expands Test of Electric e-NV200 Van into Singapore; Headed to US Next
APR 21 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
It’s headed to the US soon, so why not send it to Singapore first.
Nissan, in partnership with FedEx, have been actively conducting a “field testing program” of the electric commercial van for some time now.
The previous “fields” used for this real-world testing have been in the UK and Japan. But now, Singapore will see at least one e-NV200 with FedEx plastered on it for one month. Initially, the e-NV200 will be used for delivery duties within urban areas of Singapore. If successful, then the e-NV200 will later be used to transport international air cargo throughout Singapore.
Then it heads to Brazil and to the US for more “field” work.
The electric e-NV200 is scheduled to launch to the public in 2014. It’ll most likely debut in Japan before heading to Europe and then to the US.
The e-NV200 will be familiar to current Nissan LEAF owners. It’s LEAF-powered as we like to say, meaning that the battery pack and electric motor found in the e-NV200 is identical to what you’d find if you tore open a LEAF.
At this time, there’s no firm US launch date for the e-NV200, but we do know it’s coming here. Likewise, pricing remains a mystery at this point, as does production volume.