Latest Van Leasing News: Nissan's e-NV200 Electric Van
Saturday 26th of May 2012
Zero CO2 emissions -- that's what Nissan's e-NV200 electric van is all about.
Nissan Motors has recently announced that it will kick off production for its second all-electric vehicle next year in Spain. This is definitely good news not only for electric vehicle enthusiasts, dealers and van leasing companies who wish to offer greener LVCs, but also for Spain's struggling employment rate. According to the Japanese multinational automaker, 100 percent of the all-electric van's production will be done at its Barcelona plant, creating 700 new jobs.
Nissan's e-NV200 Concept made its official world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show held in January. At that time, the Japanese multinational automaker had not even officially put its NV200 light commercial van on sale and yet they already introduced its prototype for an all-electric version of it. This says a lot about the Japanese automakers plans of establishing itself in the electric vehicle industry. Starting off with its all-electric car Leaf and now with its electric version of the NV200.
The electric version of the NV200 inherits a a lot of its powertrain from its predecessor, the Nissan Leaf electric car, from the batteries (uses a 24-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack) and electric motor (80-kilowatt). The battery of the vehicle is said to take 30 minutes of charging time. It also shares the same mileage range of the Leaf which is about a hundred miles. And since it's all electric, drivers can stroll around without the noise that come from your regular cargo vans that are powered by internal combustion engines.
Japanese automaker Nissan is plugging its all-electric e-NV200 van as the perfect versatile vehicle that is not only environmentally-friendly and practical, but very spacious as well. Its cargo space is about 4.2m3, so whether you want to buy one for yourself or choose to avail of van leasing services for your family trip or for your business deliveries, the Nissan e-NV200 can surely meet all of those needs.
In terms of its physical features, the e-NV200 was given a light blue color, the same shade as Nissan's Leaf. It has a quirky shape and borrows its headlights from the Leaf. If you look at the inside of the all-electric van, the first thing that you'll probably notice is its dashboard which has a touch-screen , sort of iPad-looking display near the center. It will give the driver all the information it needs from remaining battery charge to other essential indicators.
As the folks at Nissan say, the e-NV200 is the perfect combination of its first electric car, Leaf, and its award-winning small commercial vehicle, NV200. This makes the all-electric e-NV200 all the more promising. In fact, it has already received its first honour: the 2012 Environment Award by Van Fleet World Magazine – to think that it's not even available in the market yet! In addition, Nissan's NV200 and e-NV200 was selected to be New York City's official taxicab. In terms of road trials, it was reported that Nissan has been working closely with FedEx and British Gas.
So for folks out there who want to test this all-electric baby out, just check this van leasing website regularly for further updates.
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