Nissan previously confirmed its all-electric e-NV200 delivery van would arrive in 2014, and now it has released the first image of the production model and confirmed that the Leaf-like commercial vehicle will officially arrive in Japan in fiscal 2014. That means if Nissan's fiscal year matches the one used by the Japanese government (as it appears to), then the delivery will happen some time between 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. After debuting in Japan at next week's Tokyo Motor Show, it will become available around the world.

Nissan has been testing the e-NV200 since 2011 and is in the "final development phase" now. The company will start building the production version in the middle of 2014 at the plant in Barcelona, Spain where it also builds the non-electric NV200.

Anyone reading the tea leaves for when the e-NV200 will be available would do well to bet on the first quarter of 2015. After all, the company did say it would start e-NV200 production at some point in fiscal year 2013.
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Nissan to Introduce the 100% Electric Commercial Vehicle
'e-NV200' in Japan during FY2014

The 100% electric commercial vehicle arrives in Japan during FY2014
Produced and marketed globally, the model is the second pillar of Nissan's zero-emission lineup
Nissan supports Yokohama's initiative to implement low carbon city mobility measures

YOKOHAMA (November 14, 2013) –Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the 100% electric commercial vehicle, the "e-NV200," will arrive in the Japanese market during fiscal year 2014, and will eventually be sold worldwide.

The e-NV200 is Nissan's second all-electric model available globally, following the world's best-selling EV, the Nissan LEAF. Production of the e-NV200 model will begin at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain in mid-2014.

In addition to offering the same interior spaciousness, utility and practicality of conventional vans, the e-NV200 produces zero CO2 emissions during operation. The vehicle also provides functions that extend business potential in numerous situations. These include the power supply function in the luggage area for outdoor activities or emergency power, and the advanced telematics system.
e-NV200

e-NV200

In order to establish an effective model case that leverages the characteristics of e-NV200, Nissan is discussing specific strategies with the government of the company's hometown, the city of Yokohama. Under consideration are the use of e-NV200 by Yokohama city for its public services vehicles and the establishment of a vehicle monitor user program which would be available to all city residents.

Nissan and the city of Yokohama are already collaborating on the "Yokohama Mobility Project Zero," an effort to realize the next generation in traffic, with a goal of achieving a city with a low carbon footprint. Activities so far have included the use of Nissan LEAF and the Nissan New Mobility CONCEPT, an ultra-compact electric vehicle. The parties may expand the project with the introduction of e-NV200.

Measures to utilize the e-NV200 are evolving in Barcelona, Spain, which is involved in a mutually cooperative arrangement with Yokohama city in the formation and development of smart cities. Plans are being made to use the e-NV200 for smart transportation in Barcelona, such as for taxis. Along with this, preparations are in process to install a quick charger network and dedicated EV parking areas to support the taxis.

In addition to solidifying Nissan's zero-emissions leadership position, the 100% electric commercial vehicle e-NV200 is a model that brings great innovation to the commercial vehicle market. Based on the NV200, which was selected as the next-generation taxi in New York City, the e-NV200 offers excellent acceleration and quiet operation, all made possible by the highly evaluated powertrain of the Nissan LEAF. As well, e-NV200 has the lowest operating costs in the commercial vehicle segment, an important consideration for businesses.

The e-NV200 will be on display as a reference exhibit at Nissan booth's for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, featuring information about Yokohama city's vision for an environmentally sustainable city.

To learn more about the e-NV200: http://www.env200.com/

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.


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      nomadsto
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its like they give designers like 15 minutes to finsh a van.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      ewww!
      Dean Hammond
      • 1 Year Ago
      still think a PHEV is the way to go for a delivery van, non range limited and if used in the city , plenty of regen braking...Im REALLY surprized no one has released one yet...gamechanger....
        Joeviocoe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Not so sure. Delivery vans have a generally static miles driven per day. Not many need to worry about taking the van well beyond the AER, if the daily need is calculated correctly. A PHEV power train is expensive even at 35 mile AER, and most delivery vans will exceed that by a lot. and the extra cost of the ice power train needs to be measured with benefit of such a low AER. Right now, it's cheaper to go full 80 mile battery, rather than absorb the cost of a potential 80 mile AER PHEV... or the cost of a 30 mile AER PHEV van that only saves 1.5 gallons a day, but still runs mostly on gasoline.
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        as joevioce say the system would have cost more, nissan does have a hybrid NV200, but it will only apply to taxi, but this system is a very mild one and only help in city driving only, it future stop/start in city and the same altenator have alot of torque to help move the vehicle when moving from a stop for a short distance. http://taxileaks.blogspot.ca/2013/11/nissan-shows-latest-version-of-nv200.html
        Marcopolo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        @ Dean Hammond Joeviocoe, is quite correct, the small van market is driven by price and load capacity. A small van would never justify the cost of a PHEV drive-train. Sadly, despite delivery vans being a seemingly obvious area for EV to sell like hotcakes, the few models available really struggle to gain any market share.
          Technoir
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Marcopolo
          Marco Any idea why the existing models fail to sell well?
          Marcopolo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Marcopolo
          @ Technoir Small vans are largely purchased on price. very little emotion goes into the purchase of this class of vehicle, and often the person buying the vehicle isn't going to be the person operating the vehicle. The major manufacturers sell these vehicles virtually at cost, so ICE model are very difficult to compete against. The ICE unit share their power trains and most components with very high volume sedan production models, and this also helps to keep the price as low as possible, with across fleet savings. These vehicles are traditionally the cheapest their class to operate, but do require heating and air-con for a large open space with no insulation, something an ICE does well, but EV's struggle to provide. Drivers of these vehicles are often employees, who are not trained to appreciate the special aspects of EV, use and therefore owners want something really simple and familiar. I suppose, another reason could be that since this is the least glamours and least profitable area for the manufactures, dealers and salespeople, these vehicles are seldom sold by the most passionate or committed salespeople. Even on ABG, if an article appears about a different colour option for a Tesla, it generates 200 comments , but an article about the brilliant Renault Kangoo or Modec van, generates 20.
      Kevin Chu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let us buy this van!!!!!!
      Jobu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dude- Sebastian... It took 5 seconds to absolutely confirm the timing of Nissan's fiscal year. I'm not going to come right out and say you're lazy, but please consider that we have children like Laser and Sea Urchin who are very impressionable and already handicapped to a large degree reading your stuff. Think of the children!
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure why people find the NV200 offensive. When I see one I just see a small Japanese van thing. If I went to Japan I would expect to see NV200's on the streets.
      mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Taxi option
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