Nissan has announced that their e-NV200 electric van is production ready. In a press release late last week, Nissan said their e-NV200 EV will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show early next month.
The e-NV200 will be available as a van or a 5 seat passenger vehicle, coming in 2 trim levels – the entry level e-NV200 Combi, and the ‘more luxurious’ e-NV200 Evalia trim level.
Although mainly targeted at businesses, e-NV200 will also appeal to private users with large families.
Nissan is mainly targeted at businesses, but decided to offer a passenger version as well since many electric vehicles are currently only 4 seat, or small 5 seat vehicles.
Using essentially the same drive train as the Nissan Leaf, the e-nv200 will have 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Range, since the vehicle is slightly larger and less aerodynamic than the Leaf, could be around 75 miles on the US EPA test.
The e-NV200 will come with a DC fast charging option, which is a big plus for commercial use.
Nissan plans to offer the e-NV200 for sale first in Japan and parts of Europe, and then North America to follow. Expect some dates, full specifications, and possibly even pricing after Nissan’s March 4th media conference in Geneva.