Nissan has started the production of its second all-electric vehicle—the e-NV200—which will be available as both a passenger vehicle and light commercial van. The Nissan plant in Barcelona will be the global production site for this vehicle, which will be available as a light commercial van, passenger vehicle and electric taxi.
Representing an investment of €100 million (US$139 million) in Nissan’s Barcelona Plant, as part of a wider €431 million (US$598 million) investment in its Spanish operations, the e-NV200 will initially be exported to around 20 international markets, including Japan. Just as with the Nissan LEAF introduction, the number of markets will grow after the initial launch, to continue the company’s sustained electric vehicle expansion.
Barcelona will be the first city in the world to introduce the e-NV200 as a 100% electric taxi.
Barcelona is the only Nissan plant in the world producing the electric version of e-NV200; exports will start in June.