Nissan has announced the UK prices for its all-electric e-NV200 van, it’s commercial and regular vehicle that uses the same drivetrain as the LEAF. The e-NV200 will start at £13,393 for the business van and £17,855 for the Combi 5 seats (both with the UK grant included and battery rental).
Both versions will be available from July with a variety of different spec levels and options. Following the model established with the LEAF, the van can be bought in Acenta and Tekna specifications. However Nissan deviates from this a little with the Acenta Rapid, Acenta Rapid Plus, Tekna Rapid and Tekna Rapid Plus specs.
As the names may suggest, these intermediate levels mainly differentiate what type of charging is available with the van. The ‘Rapid’ variants coming with CHAdeMO rapid charging and the ‘Plus’ models coming with an upgraded 6.6kW on-board charger.
As with the LEAF buyers can choose to rent the battery or pay more upfront and own the whole vehicle.
The Nissan e-NV200 has been in testing for over a year in various prototype forms. Companies such as British Gas, FedEx and Coca Cola all put versions of the van through its paces on their daily duties to ensure that a 100% electric van could take the place of petrol or diesel powered alternatives.
The Nissan e-NV200 seems to be impressing those who have driven it including British Gas who placed an order for 100 of the electric vans after completing a winter test with them. Some drivers from the British Gas trial didn’t want to hand back their new wheels when it came to the end of the test, preferring the silent instant torque over diesel vibrations.
Transport Evolved will be testing the Nissan e-NV200 in the coming month and will report back to you on what we find. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below and we will try to answer them.
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