Video: Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 7-Seat Minivan. What’s it Like to Ride in the Rear?

Today, we’re in Paris, France for the official European launch of the long-anticipated 7-seat variant of Nissan’s e-NV200 electric van. Based on the same drivetrain and battery pack as the 5-seat Minivan that is already proving popular with private hire companies and families with lots of cargo to move — not to mention the two-seat cargo variant that small businesses across Europe are using to reduce their fleet fuel bills — the e-NV200 7-Seat Minivan is the first electric vehicle to go on sale capable of accommodating 7-adults.

While the press launch has yet to officially begin, we were lucky enough to be on a different, earlier flight from England to the rest of our British colleagues. We also arrived at a different terminal, meaning we were chauffeured to the venue in our very own 7-seat e-NV200.

A view from the rear of the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 7-Seat Minivan.

A view from the rear of the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 7-Seat Minivan.

Given the amount of interest surrounding that third-row seat from readers on Twitter, we decided it would be rude not to avail ourselves the opportunity to film this short, unedited video describing what it feels like in the back of Nissan’s latest plug-in vehicle.

We’ll be able to give you more specifications later, but from our initial short ride, we’re able to tell you that the e-NV200 is capable of accommodating a five-foot ten inch passenger in the rear row, with the seat itself offering back rest adjustment for angle, as well as the usual head-rest adjustment.

We note however, that knees were in contact with the second-row in front with the second-row in its stock position. While the second-row seat is adjustable fore and aft, that adjustment was obviously not possible while traveling along.

We’ll be bringing you more later — including a full test-drive report and, signal-permitting, a live Periscope. In the meantime, be sure to leave us any questions you might have for the Nissan team in the Comments below.


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