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174-mi range expands the appeal of Nissan e-NV200

174-mi range expands the appea...
The new Nissan e-NV200 has a better range than before 
The new Nissan e-NV200 has a better range than before 
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The new Nissan e-NV200 has a better range than before 
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The new Nissan e-NV200 has a better range than before 
The bigger battery takes up no more space than the outgoing unit
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The bigger battery takes up no more space than the outgoing unit
The new Nissan e-NV200 
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The new Nissan e-NV200 
Practicality is key in the Nissan e-NV200 
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Practicality is key in the Nissan e-NV200 
The new Nissan e-NV200
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Vans are a fixture of cities, making short trips ferrying supplies through stop/start traffic and adding to air pollution. In other words, vans are prime candidates for electrification, as Nissan has done with its e-NV200. Now the company has given its van a major overhaul, with better range and performance that further reinforce the benefits of battery power for zero (local) emissions deliveries.

The main change in the new e-NV200 is a 40-kWh battery pack, which now offers 60 percent more range than the unit it replaces. The new battery is the same physical size as the one in the outgoing model, which means there is no reduction in luggage space. In a van like this, that's crucial.

Range is now up to 280 km (174 mi) on the New European Drive Cycle. That's likely to drop significantly on the EPA drive test, but it's still a significant improvement on the 106 mi (171 km) delivered by the previous model. It's also much more than you'll get from the electric motor in the plug-in hybrid Transit from Ford, although the gasoline engine in that van will mean it offers better range overall.

The new Nissan e-NV200 
The new Nissan e-NV200 

With 80 kW (109 hp) of power on tap, and a top speed of 123 km/h (76 mph), the e-NV200 isn't going to be a star in the traffic-light grand prix. Don't expect Tesla-style acceleration: the 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 14 seconds. It isn't fast to charge, either. The standard 6.6-kW wall charger will take about 7.5 hours to top up the battery, although Nissan is also quoting a 40-minute charge to 80 percent capacity for a 50-kW quick charger, but there's no word on where owners will be able to use one.

"The world is going electric, which means re-thinking pretty much everything we know about driving, commuting and powering our lives," says Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe. "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."

The new e-NV200 will be be on sale before the end of 2017.

Source: Nissan

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5 comments
SimonClarke
That is more like it. I love the van but it was lacking a bit in range. I know some people have turned them into weekend campers and I would love to do the same. Car for work, van for hauling and weekend camper, perfect.
174 miles / 150 in the real world is more than enough to get to where I need to
VadimR
Any idea about the price?
jerryd
In real life you'll only get about 110 mile range, less in bad conditions. But it does get it out into a viable range vs the too little before.
Joshua Tulberg
This would be such a sweet camper-van. Throw some solar on the roof.
isoworks
Too bad they are not available in the US. Would love a commercial version of this.