The 2018 Nissan e-NV200 will get a 40 kWh battery

Nissan e-NV200 EVALIA

Thanks to chrissy, a Nissan dealer and active member of the German forum Going Electric we now know that the electric van from Nissan will finally get its range increased in the spring of next year. According to chrissy, since yesterday it’s no longer possible to order the current model year (MY), because the new one with better range is coming soon.

It’s also likely that the 24 kWh battery supply from AESC has finally ended…


Currently, the Nissan e-NV200 still has the same 24 kWh battery pack made by AESC that the first generation Nissan Leaf and Renault Kangoo ZE also had.

The interesting thing is that now the Renault Kangoo ZE has a 33 kWh battery pack made with LG Chem battery cells, while both Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 maintain AESC as the battery cell supplier and will have the battery pack capacity boosted to 40 kWh. This shows us that the AESC battery cells are more energy dense than the ones made by LG Chem.

Furthermore, the 40 kWh battery means that the Nissan e-NV200 will get its current NEDC range increased from 170 km (106 miles) to around 283 km (176 miles). As a curiosity, the more efficient 2018 Nissan Leaf will get 378 km (235 miles) of NEDC range from the same battery.


By having different versions maximized for cargo or passengers, the Nissan e-NV200 is great for businesses or families.


Nissan e-NV200 VAN


Unsurprisingly, it seems likely that we’ll see the new and improved Nissan e-NV200 on the roads sooner than the Volkswagen e-Crafter that we were shown last year


Anyways, it’s still unknown if the Nissan e-NV200 will get the same treatment as the Nissan Leaf, by having a 60 kWh battery option – made by LG Chem – later down the road.


To sum up, I think that this kind of electric vans are very important to reduce inner-city pollution. The cargo version will appeal mostly to postal services, while the passenger version will be great for taxis. Finally, I hope that this electric van will also be available in the USA…

What do you think?



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Bill farmer
4 years ago

Yes, I too hope this E-van comes to the USA sometime soon. I haven’t seen any of the current Nissan e-vans in Oregon but maybe I don’t know what to loook for.

4 years ago

Can’t wait for bigger battery. I did 85k miles, in 18 months, in mine. Love it, if I would have an option just to change the battery to a bigger one – would do it, definitely 🙂

Ff ff
4 years ago

This is great news!

Steve Withers
4 years ago

The LDV vans are bigger and have larger batteries. The smallest is 56kWh.

4 years ago
Reply to  Steve Withers

NEDC range for the 56 kWh LDV EV80 rated at 127 miles / 204 km, vs the 40 kWh e-NV200 176 miles / 283 km.

4 years ago

I too hope the E-NV200 comes to the US. I have a 2012 Mazda 5 that i would love to replace with one of these.

4 years ago

I am a user of leaf 2015 model.I want to change battery.for a new one.My total mileage is 41000 km now.

4 years ago

Interesting that the motor rated power is the same with the newer pack. The 2018 LEAF has the same motor as before, but a larger inverter boosts it from 80 to 110 kW.

I’m curious to see if a new motor design debuts with the 60 kWh LEAF and if the new pack and motor make their way to the e-NV200.

3 years ago

Why aren’t these vans sold here? Unbelievable pent up demand for this but not available to the US market. Really? Why?