VIDEO: Nissan debuts a new electric commercial van in Detroit

The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.

 

Nissan’s e-NV200 Concept makes its world debut today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.

 

 

The e-NV200’s lithium-ion battery pack and 80-kW AC synchronous motor give it a range similar to that of the Leaf. The payload is roughly equivalent to that of the gas-powered model, but the EV version has some stylish additions such as LED-accented headlights, a long rear “greenhouse” and large glass roof panels – a handy feature for deliverymen who need some light in the cargo compartment. It also features advanced telematics and a touchscreen display.

 

 

"The Nissan e-NV200 serves as further evidence of Nissan's leadership position in the zero-emission automotive industry," said Nissan VP Hideto Murakami.  "As a potential mass production vehicle, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept would also provide a reduction in operating costs compared to current internal combustion engine vehicles."

 

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