Intrigued by the prospect of an electric van like the Nissan e-NV200, but need to transport more people? The Japanese automaker may have just the solution. Nissan has announced the expansion of its battery-powered people-hauler with the new seven-seater e-NV200. Billed as the "world's first all-electric seven-seat MPV," the new model is being rolled out (in certain markets anyway) in response to popular demand, and packs an extra set of full-size seats in the back.

The seven-seater joins the e-NV200 range alongside the existing panel van and five-seat versions. At the same time, Nissan has also announced the addition of a new premium Evalia trim for both five- and seven-seat versions. Previewed in concept form a few months ago, the e-NV200 Evalia is ideally suited for transporting VIPs in quiet luxury.
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NISSAN LAUNCHES SEVEN-SEAT E-NV200

- Seven-seat e-NV200 goes on sale in July
- Model is world's first all-electric seven-seat MPV
- Introduction of full-trim Evalia to e-NV200 line-up
- Model launched in response to high demand

Nissan will broaden the appeal of its award-winning all-electric e-NV200 this summer with the UK launch of a versatile and practical seven seat version.

The new model – the world's first pure electric seven seater – is being introduced in response to huge interest from fleet operators and larger families keen to capitalise on the market-leading e-NV200's low running and maintenance costs and zero emissions performance.

Prices start at £19,895 (incorporating the Government Plug-In Car Grant) for those choosing the convenience of the Nissan Flex battery leasing option*, and from £23,400 (inc PiCG) for those purchasing outright.

At the same time, the e-NV200 line-up will be further strengthened with the addition of a new 'Evalia' version available in five and seven-seat form – offering a 'full trim' option for the ultimate combination of technology, style, sophistication and comfort.

The developments mean the e-NV200 will be available as a panel van, five or seven-seat Combi, or five or seven-seat Evalia – giving customers the freedom to specify a vehicle that best suits their lifestyle or business requirements.

Launched in response to demand

The launch of the seven-seat version fills a gap in the market for an electric vehicle (EV) capable of accommodating larger groups of people. Private hire companies and shuttle services in particular have been keen to see its introduction since the e-NV200 was launched last year.

The reason for this demand is clear. The e-NV200, which is based on the proven technology of the Nissan LEAF – the world's bestselling electric car – costs from just two pence per mile** to run and costs much less to maintain than a conventional diesel van.

Total cost of ownership is estimated to be £2,500 lower than a conventional diesel over three years***.

Yet, despite the low costs of ownership, the e-NV200 offers outstanding all-round performance. It has a homologated NEDC range of 106 miles on a single charge and can be charged from zero to 80% full in as little as 30 minutes.

Space and versatility

The seven-seat version of the e-NV200 is configured with an additional two full-size seats to the rear of the vehicle, which can be individually and effortlessly folded and stowed.

The result is a supremely flexible and user-friendly interior that can quickly be optimised for either passengers or payload.

With all seating in use, the vehicle can accommodate seven adults with ease, offering ample leg and headroom for all occupants.

But the seven-seat e-NV200 can also be configured for cargo.

With the second row of seats rolled forward and folded and the sixth and seventh seats folded to the side, a cavernous 2.94 cubic metre load space is revealed – big enough to transport three full-size bicycles with the wheels in place.

Even with all three rows in place, the seven seat e-NV200 still boasts an impressive 870 litre cargo capacity, allowing it to transport seven people and a large volume of luggage.

Evalia – an enhanced experience

The introduction of the new Evalia trim level improves simplicity for customers, such as VIP transfer providers, looking to 'spec' top of the line models.

While Combi models come with an extensive list of optional extras, allowing buyers to cherry pick their creature comforts, Evalia models wrap everything up into one neat package to offer the highest levels of style, comfort and luxury.

For example, the Evalia comes complete with privacy glass (or optional clear glass for private hire purposes) on rear windows and co-ordinated exterior detailing.

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