THE rising demand for zero-emission industrial automobiles throughout Europe has enabled the Nissan e-NV200 to safe robust gross sales throughout the continent.
Excessive demand – notably from supply, transport and personal rent companies throughout Europe – has led to 7,000 new 40 kWh e-NV200 buyer orders since launch in January 2018. That’s a 128% enhance in comparison with identical interval in 2017.
Among the many current orders, three taxi corporations in The Netherlands have ordered a complete of 50 new Nissan e-NV200 Evalia, the seven-seat passenger variant, to function within the Rotterdam space.
Throughout Europe, companies are working in opposition to a backdrop of extra stringent emission laws and automobile utilization restrictions. For industrial and private customers the e-NV200 has confirmed to be a flexible and succesful zero-emission answer. When taking into consideration each van and passenger-carrying variations, the e-NV200 was Europe’s best-selling electrical mannequin in 2016 and 2017.
The e-NV200 combines one of the best options of Nissan’s multi-award-winning NV200 van and the Nissan LEAF, the main electrical automobile globally. The e-NV200 gives a totally electrical powertrain, sensible onboard applied sciences and a number of cabin configurations which could be tailor-made to satisfy each personal and enterprise wants.
Underneath the brand new Worldwide Harmonized Mild Car Check Process (WLTP) homologation process, the upgraded Nissan e-NV200’s superior 40kWh battery delivers 200 km of vary on the Mixed Cycle and as much as 301 km on the City Metropolis Cycle. This represents a 60% vary enchancment from a single cost over the earlier era.
The upgraded battery’s refined design means the mannequin has retained its glorious cargo capability and payload, permitting clients to move as much as two Euro pallets or a load weighing as much as 705 kg for the cargo van.
The Nissan e-NV200 additionally stands out within the market with its distinctive bi-directional charging functionality. This permits e-NV200 clients to make use of their automobile batteries to retailer electrical energy, connect with and energy their enterprise, and even promote again extra electrical energy to assist steadiness their native vitality grid.
This Car-to-Grid Know-how (V2G) has been extensively piloted in Denmark and is now turning into a industrial actuality. Innovate UK will shortly launch a program of two,000 charger models for residential and industrial utility.
Gareth Dunsmore, electrical automobile director, Nissan Europe, stated: “The brand new e-NV200’s mix of practicality, refinement and efficiency makes it the perfect software for companies to hold out their each day actions simply and sustainably, enabling them to maximise their operational effectivity and contribute to a cleaner future.”
He added: “The success of each variants actually demonstrates the enchantment and high quality of the e-NV200, exhibiting how successfully electrical automobiles can be utilized in a spread of day-to-day circumstances.
“With the van fleet dimension on Europe’s roads rising quickly as a result of ‘Amazon era’ on-line ordering, it’s important that this affect is mitigated by utilizing sensible, zero emission final mile supply vans such because the Nissan e-NV200.”
Launched in 2014, the Nissan e-NV200 has been rising in reputation ever since, with over 17,500 models offered. The upgraded 40 kWh model, unveiled in October 2017, is a key pillar in Nissan’s wider dedication to cut back the extent of CO2 emissions in metropolis centres brought on by skilled drivers making deliveries and collections.
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