YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.'s first all-electric, zero-emissions commercial vehicle, the e-NV200, will go on sale in October 2014 at Nissan dealers throughout Japan.
Based on the Nissan NV200, a multi-purpose commercial van, the e-NV200 combines the interior roominess and versatility of the NV200 with the acceleration performance and quietness of an electric vehicle (EV). With its convenient onboard power outlets, the e-NV200 can supply electrical power remotely, giving it added utility in the field as a mobile power source.
The new e-NV200 also has 5 and 7-seat Wagon versions, which can be used as passenger vehicles. Highlights of the e-NV200 include:
The e-NV200 is Nissan's second mass-market, all-electric model available globally following the Nissan LEAF, which has now sold more than 115,000 units worldwide. Compared to commercial vehicles that use internal combustion engines, the e-NV200 reduces operating costs and contributes to improving a company's environmental image thanks to the vehicle's zero exhaust emissions as well as a reduction in noise pollution. Additionally, the EV's smooth, strong acceleration performance and quietness help reduce driver fatigue.
With the inclusion of a hydraulic brake system, the vehicle's regenerative braking can work more effectively, enabling a driving range of 185 to 190 km on a full charge (on JC08 mode).
Power storage battery
Two power outlets (100V) that can draw a total of a maximum of 1,500W of power from the battery are installed in the front-seat side and the cargo area. They provide a convenient and safe electrical power source that comes in handy for offsite jobs or events, or in the case of an emergency.
The driver can manually set the remaining battery level. By having the power supply stop automatically at a predetermined level, the driver ensures that the vehicle has enough energy stored within the main battery pack for the ride home.
The new e-NV200 has a low center of gravity thanks to the vehicle's main battery pack being placed under the floor. This helps to reduce vehicle instability when cornering and improves steering response. A fine-tuned, highly rigid suspension system provides a comfortable ride, which, in turn, decreases driver fatigue, especially during long extended drives and/or when transporting valuable cargo.
The e-NV200's cargo area is equivalent to that of the NV200, a result of compact batteries positioned under the vehicle floor. Power consumption is reduced on cold days via a heated steering wheel and Quick Comfort Seat Heater for the front seats, obviating the need to heat the whole cabin, and both come as standard equipment on the e-NV200.
The e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 500 units per month (yearly target for 2014; total 1000 units). Prices range from 3,880,440 yen to 4,786,560 yen, including consumption tax.
All e-NV200 models qualify for the Japanese government's eco-car subsidies and are exempt from the automobile weight tax and automobile acquisition tax. In addition, customers can receive up to 850,000 yen in incentive grants in accordance with the Japanese government's incentive scheme for fiscal year 2014 to promote the purchase of clean energy vehicles.
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