Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers – however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the e-NV200 electric van arrives in 2014. Nissan just announced that it is in the final development phase of its second mass production electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.
Based on the NV200 van that is also known as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” in NYC, the electric e-NV200 is ideal for urban delivery applications. “The e-NV200 will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditional diesel or gas-powered compact van, but with zero CO2 or other pollutant emissions at the point of use,” said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Although development on the e-NV200 is almost complete, Nissan is already working on a new electric vehicle for the commercial market, the e-NT400. The e-NT400 is based on the European NT400Cabstar, which is also known as the NT400 Atlas in Japan. The e-NT400 uses the Nissan Leaf’s electric powertrain, giving it a range of 87 miles between charges.
“As well as e-NV200, Nissan is developing a number of vehicles that adapt a diverse range of EV technologies. We want to explore the potential of EV technology in the light commercial market to diversify the value that Nissan’s commercial vehicles provide to businesses,” stated Hideto Murakami, Nissan corporate vice president responsible for the Global LCV Business Unit.