Currently in the final phase of testing with FedEx fleets in various countries around the world, the Nissan e-NV200 will go into taxi service next year in Barcelona. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show by Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Goshn, the e-NV200 is built on the proven Nissan LEAF drivetrain.
Barcelona will lead the global rollout of the new e-NV200 100% electric taxi version, which will also be introduced in other big cities around the world and will be begin production in 2014 in the city.
The NV200 van is built in Barcelona, and it will start receiving electric internals next year. There, in Barcelona, it will being public beta testing as part of a taxi fleet operating under the city’s initiatives for zero-emissions transportation.
Nissan will assist the city in building out infrastructure including charging stations, while the city leaders will work on allocating privileges and special parking spaces for the e-NV200 electric van taxi drivers.
After beta testing in Barcelona, Nissan says the electric minivan will make its way to other parts of the world. We’re assuming they’ll make it to the US as part of the upcoming revised fleet of New York city taxis that will consist of all Nissan NV200 vans.