The Japanese automaker, Nissan has announced that it will start selling its first all-electric commercial van in October 2014 across Japan. The production version of Nissan e-NV200 was unveiled at Geneva Motor Show this year. Moreover, the vehicle has also undergone several tests and trials with Japan Post Service, FedEx and British Gas. The manufacturer suggests that this electric van can be used for commercial purposes like public transportation and cargo carriage.
New e-NV200 is majorly based on Nissan NV200 having similar design and interior, but derives the acceleration and noiselessness of an electric vehicle. The multi-purpose commercial van features 24-kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers a mileage of 170 km in single charge. However, it takes 8 hours for charging to full at 220V. With power supply of 107hp, e-NV200 can travel at a maximum speed of 120 km/h.
The interior of the van is spacious and can be used for multiple purposes. Without rear seats, it has a cargo space of 4.2M3 and can tow up to 770 kg weight. Moreover, it will also be available in 5 and 7 seat wagon versions for commercial transportation.
Nissan e-NV200 will hit the Japanese markets with a sales target of 500 vehicles per month at prices ranging from 3,880,440 Yen to 4,786,560 Yen.