Due to growing requests from companies and fleets alike, Nissan hasadvanced the introduction of the latest iteration in its electric vehicle line-up—a seven-seat version of the all-electric e-NV200 van, and launched it at the Geneva Motor Show. (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. Since the inception of the e-NV200, a seven-seat version of the electric van has always been part of Nissan’s plans, fulfilling an unmet need for an electric vehicle that can move a larger number of people.
From taxi fleets to shuttle services and even to large families, the seven seat e-NV200 Evalia offers a zero-emission solution. For those with a more regular need to move cargo and an occasional need for seven seats, the Combi version of the e-NV200 can also be specified with the larger seating capacity.
The seven-seat version of the e-NV200 is configured with two seats in the front, three in the middle and two in the rear. Both the second and third rows can be folded to allow for larger quantities of luggage to be carried, making the new variant a hugely flexible vehicle for commercial or private use. The second row rolls forward and the third row folds to the sides to open up 2.94 cubic metres of cargo capacity, which is enough to transport three bicycles with the wheels in place, unique in this class.
With all three rows in place, the luggage capacity is 443 liters under the tonneau cover, and up to an impressive 870 liters when measured to the roof line, allowing the possibility to carry seven people and a large volume of luggage.
To increase passenger comfort the seven-seat passenger version comes equipped with additional rear air conditioning to ensure a more even temperature through the cabin, even for those in the third row of seating.
The new model is available with the CHAdeMO quick charging system, which gives the access to the most widely installed rapid charging system in Europe today with more than 1,500 accessible points. The quick charging option allows businesses or drivers to extend journeys or do multiple short journeys in a day with a quick top up.