e-NV200: on a charge
Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.
The company has been working with FedEx Express since December 2011 to test the e-NV200 in real world operations to help shape development of the 100% electric compact delivery vehicle. FedEx Express currently operates 130 all-electric vehicles worldwide.
Nissan plans to roll out zero emission technologies into its LCV line-up. The e-NV200 will be the second of four electric vehicles announced by Nissan to reach mass production.
With zero emissions, no tailpipe, and energy-recycling regenerative braking, e-NV200 will be well-suited for urban environments. Regenerative braking affords the advantage of reclaiming energy in the start-and-stop of city traffic, reducing the wasteful loss of energy and increasing the efficiency of the vehicle's driveline.
Battery charging options include a complete recharge overnight or up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes using a Quick Charger.
‘The arrival of a practical and, more to the point, realistic zero-emission delivery vehicle will not only improve the quality of urban life, but thanks to low running costs will also help ease the economic burdens placed on companies,’ said Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, head of the Global LCV Business Unit.
The start of production is expected to commence in 2013.