Nissan Begins Production of the e-NV200 Electric Van in Barcelona image

Nissan recently declared that production of the e-NV200 electric compact van will begin in 2013.

Based on the current award-winning NV200, the e-NV200 is considered an innovative and important addition to the company’s global range of LCVs. This model will be Nissan’s second electric model, after the company lunched the Nissan LEAF in 2010, highlighting Nissan’s long-term commitment to zero emission mobility.

Nissan invested 100 million euro in its plant in Barcelona, Spain, creating 700 new jobs to produce the new model. The e-NV200 model is perfect for both families and businesses offering a roomy and functional interior with state-of-the-art amenities, retaining the advanced powertrain components of the Nissan 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 also provide an outstanding driving experience that is unique to EV’s.”