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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

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Nissan [1] has announced plans to release a new electric compact van called the the e-NV200 [2], 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 [3]. The e-NV200 will be based on the current NV200 van [4] and it stands to be an important and innovative addition to Nissan’s global range of light commercial vehicles (LCV’s).

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The e-NV200 electric van [2] will borrow its electric powertrain from the Nissan Leaf [5]. Nissan states that the e-NV200 will also deliver the same performance and driving range as the Leaf [6]. Andy Palmer, Nissan [1] Executive Vice President, said: “e-NV200 represents a genuine breakthrough in commercial vehicles and further underlines Nissan’s leadership within the electric vehicle [7] 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 [8]-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:

[1] Nissan: http://www.nissanusa.com

[2] e-NV200: http://inhabitat.com/nissan-rolls-out-its-all-electric-env200-concept-van-at-the-detroit-auto-show/

[3] Nissan Leaf: http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car

[4] NV200 van: http://inhabitat.com/nissan-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-unveiled-today-in-nyc/

[5] Nissan Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-conquers-range-anxiety-in-the-all-electric-nissan-leaf/

[6] Leaf: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=nissan+leaf

[7] electric vehicle: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+vehicle

[8] NV200: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nissans-nv200-taxi-of-tomorrow-debuts-today-in-new-york-city/

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