Nissan has released a concept sketch of its small electric van for commercial clients. Nissan's next EV is based heavily off its new NV200 van. This plan actually began to take form a few years ago.
The Japanese manufacturer had shown an interest in applying its EV technology across its portfolio, including commercial vehicles. Nissan says that this EV van would allow paramedics, taxi drivers, and delivery services to enter urban areas where emissions are restricted.
From this sketch, it's notable that Nissan's EV van will be an electrified version of its NV200 compact van that had been launched in Europe and Asia last year. The NV200 rides upon Nissan's B-platform, which is similar to the architecture used for the firm's new 2011 Leaf electric hatchback.