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Nissan e-NV200 battery-electric commercial vehicle goes on sale in Japan in October

9 June 2014

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s first battery-electric commercial vehicle, the e-NV200, will go on sale in October 2014 at Nissan dealers throughout Japan. (Earlier post.) The e-NV200 is Nissan’s second battery-electric vehicle in its global line-up, joining LEAF; production of the e-NV200 began in Barcelona in May. (Earlier post.)

The e-NV200’s electric drivetrain, based on that used in the LEAF, is combined with the cargo volume of the NV200 to create a practical and versatile vehicle capable of carrying people or goods. Although based on significant elements of the two existing vehicles, e-NV200 is a bespoke vehicle with a unique part count of more than 30%.

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 (115 to 118 miles) on a full charge (on JC08 mode).

The driver can also 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.

With its two 100V 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 utilized as passenger vehicles.

The Remote Climate Control function, which can activate the air-conditioning system via cell phone or computer, can be set by the Intelligent Key for further convenience for customers.

The e-NV200 Japan market sales target is 200 units per month. Prices range from ¥3,880,440 to ¥4,786,560 (US$37,852 to $46,691), 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 ($8,291) 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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