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Nissan shows off electric van concept

Nissan shows off next generation electric van at 2012 North American International Auto Show

The Nissan e-NV200 Concept, based on the Nissan NV200, the preview is a near production version of a full electric vehicle designed to provide businesses with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction. 

“With its ‘no gas, no tailpipe, no emissions’ powertrain, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept combines a quiet, comfortable driving experience with a large, highly versatile, functional interior space within a compact overall body length,” said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

“A potential game changing vehicle in its segment, the battery capacity will support a driving range similar to the Nissan LEAF, while payload and cargo space will offer the same level as the current NV200.  The production version would be targeted mainly at businesses, but also at private users or families in major regions.”

As a potential mass production vehicle, Nissan e-NV200 Concept would also provide a reduction in operating costs compared to current internal combustion engine vehicles.

“A vehicle like the Nissan e-NV200 Concept would energise the current compact van market in more ways than one - helping improve the quality of urban life and providing a smart financial investment for large and small businesses alike,” Murakami added.                                                                                                                                           

Zero Emission Drivetrain

The Nissan e-NV200 Concept shares its major drivetrain components with the Nissan LEAF. 

Silent, zero emission power is supplied by a lithium-ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 280Nm of torque.

Unlike a conventional internal combustion engine, the motor delivers 100 per cent of its torque from start with immediate response bringing excellent acceleration and smooth, comfortable driving feel.

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