Back in 2013 Nissan introduced its second electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van. The small van is the perfect delivery van for an urban environment, due to its small footprint and its fully electric powertrain. Now Nissan has announced plans to expand the e-NV200 to a fully electric seven-passenger minivan, which will make it the world’s first all-electric seven-seat MPV.
The seven passenger e-NV200 will join the current panel van and five passenger versions this summer in the UK. Nissan says that buyers have been asking for the seven passenger e-NV200 due to its low running and maintenance costs, and zero emissions performance. The e-NV200 borrows its powertrain from the Nissan Leaf and has a driving range of 106 miles on a single charge. It also only takes 30 minutes to charge it from zero to 80%.
Nissan has not announced any plans to sell the e-NV200 in the U.S., which is a disappointment, since it would be the perfect choice for families that want an electric car, but need the space of a larger vehicle. If you’re lucky enough to live in the U.K., pricing for the e-NV200 starts at £19,895.