- Upgraded van in production in Nissan Barcelona plant to meet record orders
- Zero emission van offers more than 60% extra range than before, without any compromise on cargo capacity
Barcelona, Spain (22 May 2018) – Made in Barcelona, Nissan’s upgraded e-NV200 is now being shipped to customers, with demand at record levels for the 100% electric van.
Built for global markets in Nissan Barcelona plant, the upgraded model goes further than ever on a single charge thanks to a new 40kWh battery, combining the features of the award-winning Nissan NV200 van with the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF.
Deliveries to customers have now begun, with more than 4,600 orders taken since sales began in January. This reflects the record demand Nissan is also experiencing for the new Nissan LEAF.
The new generation van will further support efforts to cut the level of emissions in city centres, by making 100% electric last mile deliveries achievable for businesses and professional drivers everywhere.
“Zero emission mobility is the future for urban logistics, as well as turning the last mile of delivery into a clean and efficient means of transport,” says Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe. “The e-NV200 and its significantly increased range will play a key role in achieving this.”
Nissan Barcelona Plant has been the global manufacturing location for the e-NV200 since 2014, which was the best-selling electric van in Europe last year. With more than 18,000 of the original version sold worldwide, the upgraded van is now being shipped to customers in Europe and to Hong Kong, with Japan deliveries to follow.
Its new 40kWh battery has extended the driving range, allowing customers to drive up to 301km (city WLTP cycle) on a single charge. This represents an increase of more than 60% compared to the previous generation, with longer journeys supported further by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network.
Customers can choose from two body options – the e-NV200 van and e-NV200 Evalia. Both have a versatile interior that allows users to configure racks, bins and seating to suit their needs. With 4.2m³ of load space, there is enough room to hold two Euro pallets, or cargo weighing up to 742kg.
For customers looking to move passengers or crew, the e-NV200 Evalia makes an ideal people carrier. With its ingenious modular seating there is still plenty of room for luggage or tools, and as the only 100% electric seven-seater van available in Europe, it presents the perfect solution for taxi and chauffeur businesses.
Nissan’s Barcelona plant is responsible not only for the manufacturing of the vehicle, but also the assembly of the new 40kWh battery packs, in a specialist facility.
The introduction of the upgraded e-NV200 follows the launched of a new range of leading pickups in Nissan’s Barcelona plant: the Nissan Navara, Renault Alaskan and Mercedes Benz X-Class. The plant began operating in 1983 and currently employs over 3,000 people.