The e-NV200, Nissan’s 100% all-electric commercial van, is currently on display in Tokyo at the Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through December 1. The Nissan e-NV200 will hit the European markets sometime in 2014 and land in Nissan’s home country of Japan in 2015, making it Nissan’s second all-electric vehicle on the market after the Nissan LEAF. Don’t expect to see the e-NV200 around here at Cronic Nissan anytime; while Nissan wants the commercial van to be eventually sold worldwide, there is no release date set for North America yet.
Nissan is getting a head start on integrating the e-NV200 into daily life, business, and community service in Yokohama, Nissan’s home town, too. The manufacturer is in the process of brokering an agreement with the Yokohama government making the e- NV200 the official public service vehicle for the city. They have also set up the “Yokohama Mobility Project Zero,” an initiative designed to inspire an entire city to a low carbon footprint.
The e-NV200 will be produced by a Nissan manufacturing plant in Barcelona, Spain, next year before it goes on sale in Europe. The all-electric van will become the commercial vehicle with the lowest operating costs across the whole commercial segment.