The Japanese automaker used the Electric Futures 3.0 event held recently in Oslo, Norway to present a raft of green plans – the Euro-spec Leaf, new chargers and new commitments to building the EV infrastructure but also a new version of its workhorse electric van.
The company, the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, decided to introduce in the EV-friendly Nordic country the newest development of the zero-emissions e-NV200 van, now with extended range. The 100 percent electric workhorse has received the new 40kWh battery from the group stablemates Renault Zoe and second-generation Leaf – promising 60 percent more range up to 280 km on the NEDC cycle. More importantly, the update has no influence on packaging, so the load space and payload capacity remain the same.
“With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections. Given the huge impact that business deliveries/collections and professional drivers have on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, helping cut the level of CO2 emissions they create is a vital part of creating a more sustainable future,” commented Gareth Dunsmore, Electric Vehicle Director, Nissan Europe. The new e-NV200, presented in Oslo, Norway – Europe’s Green Capital for 2019 – will become available on order in Europe before the end of the year.