Ten Second Review
Nissan e-NV200 Lease Review - Industry write-ups of the Nissan e-NV200 are reminiscent of the lead-in to the old Superman series, “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…”. The e-NV200 is a cargo van, an MPV, a taxi cab AND it’s an all-electric single-speed transmission vehicle.
Nissan adapted its Leaf hardware to lower the battery’s centre of gravity to fit underneath the flat floor, instead of intruding into the cargo area. That low centre of gravity combined with structural reinforcements also protects the battery during the unlikely event of an impact.
The electric motor is a bundled 6.6-kW on-board charger and power inverter that “carries over intact save for more aggressive regenerative braking.” While the Nissan Leaf generally has a 64-mile range, the e-NV200 is estimated to have a 106-mile range in European test cycles. For charging, the e-NV200 is stated to give an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes. Emissions? ZERO!
There’s no getting around this: the e-NV200 is very purposeful and utilitarian-looking… the drive also reflects this image too. It is designed to easily handle the daily stop/start routine of a van or taxi while producing no exhaust or noise pollution.
The e-NV200 may be one of the “green” leaders of automotive change in the transportation and delivery industries.