Nissan has revealed that its all-electric van the e-NV200 will cost £13,393 when it hits UK shores in June this year.
The electric van is primarily targeted at businesses but will be offered in a five-seat version. Nissan claims that the van is capable of driving 170km before it requires charging again.
The Japanese manufacturer is selling the entry-level Nissan e-NV200 Acenta van for £13,933 under its battery lease programme. All models of the van are eligible for the government’s Plug-in Car Grant which knocks £8,000 off the price of the van. Including the grant and forgoing Nissan’s battery lease scheme, the van will come in at £16,562.
The company claims that the launch of the e-NV200 means that Nissan will be the world’s first car manufacturer to globally sell two all-electric vehicles – building on the success of the Nissan LEAF.
Commenting on the launch, Guillaume Carter, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan Europe, said: “The e-NV200 goes into a totally different market segment to the Nissan LEAF and, alongside the world’s best selling electric vehicle, will help us continue to lead the EV revolution. To do that we haven’t simply converted the NV200 to electric, we have thoroughly re-engineered to create a product that isn’t just a good electric van, it is a fantastic van by any standards.”
British Gas recently confirmed that it had ordered 100 Nissan e-NV200 vans to join its fleet after a successful six-month long trial. Colin Marriott, general manager, fleet at British Gas, explained: “We have been extremely impressed with the performance of the Nissan e-NV200 during our winter trial. The feedback from our engineers speaks for itself, with the majority saying they would be happy to keep the van permanently.
“Taking on 100 of these vehicles on a permanent basis demonstrates our continued commitment to leading the adoption of this technology amongst large vehicle fleets in the UK. With technology and infrastructure improving all the time, we look forward to expanding this number in the coming years.”
In addition, the e-NV200 has been selected as part of London’s new breed of taxis following Boris Johnson’s commitment that all taxis in the capital must be zero emission by 2018. The video below outlines the design process that Nissan went through for its take on a green black cab.