Nissan NV200 will be available only as electric

Nissan NV200 at the Barcelona plant

Nissan recently announced that it’ll discontinue the diesel version of the Nissan NV200 before the scheduled production stop that takes place in the summer. Therefore, in just a few months this van will be available only in its electric variant, the e-NV200.

The electric van e-NV200, which is exclusively made at the Nissan Motor Ibérica plant in Barcelona got its production increased last year by 50 percent to 6.000 units.

This electric van has two variants, one optimized for cargo, other for passengers (Combi) with room for up to seven seats. Nissan sees the cargo variant as a perfect vechicle for last mile delivery. Moreover, the seven seats variant is great for taxis.

 

Anyway, currently the Nissan e-NV200 shares the same 40 kWh battery with the Nissan LEAF, it’ll be interesting to see if it’ll ever get the 62 kWh battery version and start selling in North America. On the Nissan USA website the Nissan e-NV200 is still listed as a future concept.

 

 

More info:

https://spain.nissannews.com/es-ES/releases/la-nissan-nv200-continuara-unicamente-como-una-furgoneta-100-electrica-en-europa

https://forococheselectricos.com/2019/02/nissan-dejara-de-fabricar-la-furgoneta-nv200-en-barcelona-dejando-su-version-electrica-e-nv200-como-unica-opcion-de-compra-en-europa.html

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  1. I don’t think it’ll get the e+ pack. Since it physically fits where the 40 kWh is (and even in my 24 kWh!) they could, but considering the very low volume planned for e+, I think Nissan isn’t capable of making the big pack in volume or cost efficiently enough yet.

    My hypothesis is Nissan hasn’t sorted out it’s battery supply situation. Having tried and failed to sell their own battery maker, there’s good reason to believe it isn’t competitive. So I suspect they will lose money on the e+, but choose to put it out there to look less behind everyone else.

    Everything may change dramatically with solid state, which I still expect to hit the market before 2025. It’s not a given that the best battery makers now will be best with a significantly different technology — in fact it is unlikely.

    1. 62 kWh battery production is only held back by the risk of no deal Brexit. Nissan had stopped all further investments into the Sunderland plant, until the political future is cleared.

  2. Is there this model got 7seater? I am only looks these model in model only available for company use. Hopefull got 7seater as at europe got that.

  3. Not really on topic, but I just discovered it. And since Terawatt mentioned Solid State Batteries:

    http://www.prologium.com.tw/NewsDetail.aspx?02F0EA87FB60FF52003AB70EAECFE03EC80757D9C75EC0110C4E14F09A3F397BCAF4F0A73BA67399F8B3A07F2CB48D31CE4F7B97FE3653973DE48FFC66B060AE82F045D252268314D157C3060DE8737493BCD1004C143314

    SSB for EVs ready for mass production TODAY (their claim). They’re in deep talks with a German auto giant. Maybe a first EV using their battery will make its debut this year.
    20 kWh CELLS (not packs). They mention a 80 kWh pack made of 4 cells !
    Pack Level densities: 537 Wh/l, 238 Wh/kg

    CES 2019 Innovation Award HONOREE.

    1. Interesting, but why did I not hear about this before? Besides the news that Pedro provides in here I read from time to time battery news other places, and besides Fisker who claims to be ready with Solid State Batteries for his Emotions soon I haven’t read about anyone have made a working Solid State Battery.

  4. The added cost of a 62 kWh battery is probably not interesting to fleets.

    I guess this means env200 will remain old, low cost technology with no updates? Just keep the current model and refresh the nv250 for diesel fleets. Any number on sales for the diesel nv200 + kangoo?

  5. My german nissan dealer told me there won‘t be an update…

    I‘m just testing the cargo 40 kWh…on highways with 120 km/h the batteryrange melts like ice in the sunshine.

  6. I am a gas and heating technician and currently use a 24kw E-NV 200 daily, it is a 2015 model and has the 80% charge option to extend battery life and so far has no noticeable degradation.
    I believe the new 40kw model no longer has a 80% charge option.
    I live in a semirural location where we no longer have a fuel station so doing electric is very convenient, the double side doors and small footprint make it a very practical work vehicle.
    The best thing at this time of year has to be the preheat so no more defrosting I just jump straight into my lovely warm van every morning.
    It is definitely the best van I have ever owned.

    1. I congratulate you to your courage and good choice of company car and I am happy that it works out so great for you!
      And that’s what I don’t understand. There are so many workmen out there, that would do more than fine with an EV, but I never see one. Don’t they care about TCO? Not even the electrician that installed my solar roof has a single EV.. they have small cars, big cars but no EV. They have no firsthand experience on charging stations and had trouble getting the boiler up and running by surplus PV current. Would that not be the best advertising? oh well…

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