Nissan Introduces New Longer Range e-NV200 With 40 kWh Battery

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 25

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan has now officially announced a 40 kWh version of the e-NV200 van, which will be rated at 280 km (174 miles) of NEDC range.  In real-world (EPA-estimated) terms, that is almost 120 miles/193 km.

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

As with the new 2018 LEAF, the battery is the same size, although the density is much higher than the old 24 kWh, netting the 60% range increase.

The original e-NV200 (24 kWh) was NEDC rated at 170km/106 miles.

The new e-NV200 40 kWh will  be available to order before the end of 2017 in Europe, where it’s solely produced.

As for coming to US, Nissan has (as of yet) no plans.  Additionally, as we had felt likely earlier, Nissan has not announced any plans to offer the future 60 kWh battery that the 2019 LEAF will receive later next yet.

“The new 40kWh battery for the 100% electric e-NV200 offers a 60% extended range of up to 280km NEDC[1]. And, with no increase in size of the battery itself, customers will face no compromise in either load space or payload. Crucially, it can help make 100% electric last miles delivery achievable for businesses and professional drivers everywhere, with customers now able to drive more than 100 km further on a single charge.”

Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe, said:

‘With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections. Given the huge impact that business deliveries/collections and professional drivers have on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, helping cut the level of CO2 emissions they create is a vital part of creating a more sustainable future.’

He added: ‘The world is going electric, which means re-thinking pretty much everything we know about driving, commuting and powering our lives. But to make that future viable, we must create a fully electric ecosystem that enables modern life to be cleaner, safer and more connected for everyone. Smarter, better 100% electric vehicles like the new e-NV200 are at the heart of that ecosystem – now and for generations to come.’

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh) – looking a lot like the 24 kWh version!

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

Nissan e-NV200 (40 kWh)

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25 responses to "Nissan Introduces New Longer Range e-NV200 With 40 kWh Battery"

  1. Pete says:

    Thats great, finally the battery the e-NV200 should have started!

  2. OK. 1 Step Closer to a decent Work Van!

    Part 2: Bring it to North America, at least – start Trials hear with select clients!

    Bring a couple Thousand, for getting a good feedback collection, then when you bump up to the 60 kWh Leaf, do the same here, and give them ability to charge at 100 kW, get the 0-100 Kph down below 10 Seconds, and the Towing doubled up from the 1,000 Lbs to at least 2,000 Lbs! Maybe it is also time to offer a Dual Motor Version of this Van, as that could help Towing Ability a lot!

    1. menorman says:

      Seriously. They’d fly off the lot here in California.

  3. Absidu says:

    Old motor?

  4. Birger says:

    A good step in the right direction.

  5. jim stack says:

    Does it have battery Thermal control (COOLING) for long battery life?

    1. sveno says:

      e-NV200 has had active air cooling for the battery pack that turns on when DC fast charging. There are rumors that both the 2018 Leaf and the 40kWh e-NV200 have the same air cooling.

    2. Jasmin says:

      The E-NV200 has been actively cooled from the outset due to it being a commercial vehicle (it was anticipated it’s have a lot more demand on the batteries due to long hours in service every day)

  6. James says:

    Put a 60kwh battery in it and I could see myself buying/leasing one!

    I’d want a pop top for camping, as a conversion would be really cute and seeing America 175 miles at a time would be fun!

    1. VazzedUp says:

      Couple places to pop top conversions. would be very cool on an EV…
      https://www.reconcampers.com/

    2. Tom says:

      Maybe you could by a Tesla Powerwall and just carry it along as ‘cargo’ for an extra 14kwh of battery. Wonder how hard it would be to wire it up to charge from that powerwall on the fly as you go down the road.

  7. David Murray says:

    Should have had that range from the very beginning, even if it required a physically larger battery to do it. Anyway, I can’t imagine why they aren’t bringing this to the USA.

  8. Chris M says:

    Bring to USA!

  9. David S. says:

    Great! Please Nissan bring it to North America (with the 60 kWh option). We need affordable cargo van and 7-seater BEVs!

  10. Thanh Lim says:

    I’ve seen NV100s driving around Los Angeles so they do exist. I suspect they have short trips and charge the truck throughout the day.

    At 200 miles (60kWh of course), that is an utter game changer. Zero reasons why you don’t use one, even for extended time around.

    Come back to home base, fast charge at lunch hour, and you literally have a full 8 hours of driving around.

    It’s a no brainer, if you have the capital for it.

  11. orinoco says:

    Still missing a lot of technology that is already at the horizon e.g. the universal loader from Continental (German company) that provides 3-phase-AC/DC charge up to 43kW/50kW.
    Tow hitch, V2G and V2D is also missing.
    We are still at compliance level with these cars.

    1. Jasmin says:

      It’s not a compliance vehicle. They are relatively widespread and easily available in Europe. They have full chademo ability so no need for fast AC, which isn’t well supported. This is a great move and hopefully a 60kwh one will follow too.

    2. cros13 says:

      it has a tow hitch and is rated to tow 430kg

  12. KUK says:

    This is all joke. This car shoud started with 60 kWh battery and upgrade should be at least 100 kWh.

  13. Peter says:

    This is what we are waiting for.
    Great product.
    Will invest in one asap.

  14. Saffy says:

    this is fantastic news, well done Nissan, I have just bought the current eNV200 for work as a taxi driver, the average per day for London taxis is between 110 miles and 140 miles per day, charge overnight and find a rapid charger during my shift, this will change with the new eNV200 to just one charge overnight and drive all day! Amazing! Looking forward to the new shape hopefully sometime in 2018/19 and a 60kWH battery

  15. wavelet says:

    Bad sign that there’s no mention of a 60kWh version at all, not even in a vague “later on” manner — that does indeed seem to indicate there’s no plans for it, or that they don’t think there’s room for it in the foreseeable future.

    Sure, 40kWh is fine for local delivery routes, and there will be comparable versions of the Renault Kangoo / VW Caddy / Citroën Berlingo etc. (currently all at ~22-33kWh), but the eNV-200 is actually large enough for a small family camper and similar utility uses — a real 180mi+ range, or, say, 150mi + some kWh leftover for fridge, stovetop, lighting at night etc.

  16. john doe says:

    Car is old. Need a facelift, and more modern interior and a better seat.
    Take seats from new Leaf.
    And the electronics..
    Offer a stretched version as well.. Maybe 9 seats.
    The new battery will give more sales. The old was for a super small niche, with terrible winter performance on the battery.
    This is an ICE car converted to be an EV. Then they have to excel in some areas. A dedicated EV van Will beat it with ease.
    But since there is no competition for a cheap 7 seater, they will sell.
    The car it a bit outdated just as the Mitsubishi that is coming to the US after several years.

  17. Milly says:

    Here in KIWI land (down in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean) Nissan NZ hasn’t even bothered to import the e-NV200… Talk about ostrichs’ with their heads in the sand… and also stopped importing the Leaf… Something about COST… FFS* wake up and look up at the SUN that’s where the future IS…….

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