The recent news report has hinted that the longer-range 2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric Van is ripe and is coming to the US. The nuggets of information go on to state that Nissan has advanced its driving range by about two-thirds. Thus, the newest version of the e-NV200 commercial cargo van can reach 173 miles on a single charge.
Apparently, the latest 2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric Van conveys a 40-kWh battery pack which extends the range by 60% without having to compromise payload or load space. Due to its perfect cargo capacity and extended range, the new e-NV200 will become an excellent last-mile delivery solution for urban collections.
For quite some time now, the Nissan has been issuing the teaser images of its electric version of Nissan e-NV200 electric Van. The automobile manufacturer had two e-NV200 models sent to FedEx alongside other fleet operators for testing in the United States back in 2014.
Four years down the line, the combustion model has plied its trade on the New York streets for being a “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The latest news on the imminent debut of the ID Buzz in cargo and passenger versions gives us a gesture that Volkswagen, at least, is counting on the availability of a stateside market for battery operated vans.
2018 Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van – Appearance and Cargo Capacity
The Nissan revealed the e-NV200 developments on 2nd October this year at the Nissan Futures 3.0 event held in Oslo, Norway. This revelation signified that the e-NV200 would present a more extended driving range than any other electric-powered van on the contemporary market. It is slightly ahead of its Renault Kangoo ZE 33 counterpart, which was leading the van division during the Parkers New Car Awards in 2018.
The 2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric Van would come complete with sliding doors on either side, a double glass panel roof, along with 122 cubic feet of cargo. It also includes folding rear seats and enough space to accommodate five passengers in comfort. Nissan is planning to launch something called the Fridge Concept later this week at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The 2018 Nissan e-NV200, therefore, has some specific practicalities. Its cargo capacity, lack of a tailpipe, compact size and impressive driving range would make it a feasible option for most US cities looking to green up the delivery vehicles.
Engine and Driving Range
The Nissan and Renault seem to be very close allied partners in the automotive world. Renault has enhanced the Kangoo ZE 33 to achieve an official driving range of up to 170 miles. So, Nissan will also stick a new battery pack into the 2018 Nissan e-NV200 to increase its driving distance.
It brings the same size of the battery pack as the previous one. Nevertheless, this battery will become a lot more energy “dense” in the quest to store more electricity. Technically, the former pack was only 20-kilowatt hours in capacity, but the new one will be double. Expect to find a 40-kWh battery pack that offers the substantial difference.
2018 Nissan e-NV200 – Date of Release and Cost
The 2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric Van is produced exclusively in Spain in relatively limited numbers. The batteries, on the other end, are assembled in Sunderland, United Kingdom. Expect to see a new e-NV200 with a 40 kWh battery at the dealerships in the spring of 2018. Pricing details are still unclear, but more feeds should follow soon.