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Nissan Announce Plans to Begin Production of Their All-Electric e-NV200 Van in 2013
Posted By Marc Carter On May 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | No Comments
Nissan  has announced plans to release a new electric compact van called the the e-NV200 , which will be produced in Barcelona starting in 2013. The new electric van will be Nissan’s second all-electric vehicle following the Nissan Leaf . The e-NV200 will be based on the current NV200 van  and it stands to be an important and innovative addition to Nissan’s global range of light commercial vehicles (LCV’s).
The e-NV200 electric van  will borrow its electric powertrain from the Nissan Leaf . Nissan states that the e-NV200 will also deliver the same performance and driving range as the Leaf . Andy Palmer, Nissan  Executive Vice President, said: “e-NV200 represents a genuine breakthrough in commercial vehicles and further underlines Nissan’s leadership within the electric vehicle  segment. The new model will offer all the spaciousness, versatility and practicality of a traditionally powered compact van, but with zero CO2 emission at the point of use and provides outstanding driving experience that is unique to EV’s.”
“Crucially, it will also offer class-leading running and maintenance costs which makes it an exceptionally attractive proposition to both businesses and families.”
Currently NV200 -based electric vehicle prototypes are being tested in Europe. Trials will continue in coming months in order to provide real-world feedback from the most demanding usage. Production of the e-NV200 is set to kick off sometime in 2013.
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URLs in this post:
 Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com
 e-NV200: http://inhabitat.com/nissan-rolls-out-its-all-electric-env200-concept-van-at-the-detroit-auto-show/
 Nissan Leaf: http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car
 NV200 van: http://inhabitat.com/nissan-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-unveiled-today-in-nyc/
 Nissan Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-conquers-range-anxiety-in-the-all-electric-nissan-leaf/
 Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=nissan+leaf
 electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle
 NV200: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nissans-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-debuts-today-in-new-york-city/
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