This week in Oslo, Europe’s Green Capital for 2019, Nissan unveiled the new longer range e-NV200 van at their ‘Futures 3.0’ event.
The new 40kWh battery for the 100 per cent electric Nissan e-NV200 promises an amazing 60 per cent extended range of up to 280km (or 174miles).
Such are the rapid advances in battery technology that this is achieved without any increase in size of the battery itself. Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012. This latest version is a laminated lithium-ion battery that is fully recharged from a domestic supply in 21.5 hours, from a 32A wall box in 7.5 hours, and a quick charge top-up of 80 per cent is promised in 40 minutes.
Crucially, owner operators and fleets will face no compromise in either load space or payload, according to Nissan.
The extended range will allow buyers to drive more than 100 km (62 miles) further on a single charge. It should be on sale very early in 2018.
Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director for Nissan Europe, says: “With its longer range and excellent cargo capacity, the new e-NV200 is the perfect last mile delivery solution for urban deliveries and collections.
“Given the huge impact that business deliveries/collections and professional drivers have on air quality and traffic congestion, especially in city centres, helping cut the level of CO2 emissions they create is a vital part of creating a more sustainable future.”
He added: “The world is going electric, which means re-thinking pretty much everything we know about driving, commuting and powering our lives.
“But to make that future viable, we must create a fully electric ecosystem that enables modern life to be cleaner, safer and more connected for everyone. Smarter, better 100% electric vehicles like the new e-NV200 are at the heart of that ecosystem – now and for generations to come.”