Nissan to roll out e-NV200 electric van in Europe next year

Article by Anita Panait, on November 1, 2013

Nissan will roll out an electric version of the NV200 van – the e-NV200 – in Europe in 2014, as part of its strategy to offer zero- or low-emissions alternatives for its entire lineup to comply with the region's stringent emission rules. The e-NV200 rollout will be six years earlier than the proposed 2020 deadline, when fleet carbon dioxide emission for vans should be at max of 147 g/km, from the current 203g/km.

The e-NV200 will also help Nissan meet more stringent limits in European cities for smog-causing nitrogen oxides and particulates, a Nissan spokesman told Automotive News Europe.

Nissan is currently working with Barcelona, after signing a memorandum of understanding earlier this year for the carmaker to develop a taxi version of the e-NV200 for the city. In return, Barcelona will install a network of Nissan-designed electric charging stations around its vicinity.

To encourage sales of the e-NV200 and other electric vans, Barcelona is mulling creating special EV loading zones and setting up EV-only taxi stops. The government is also mulling a plan to offer tax breaks for EV fleets and only allowing EVs into certain parts of the city at certain times of the day.

A spokesman for the carmaker remarked that many cities and governments are “considering or enacting clean air zones in cities to reduce pollution” to which taxis and delivery vehicles are “a key part of this fight."

He remarked that, likewise, many large organizations, companies and local councils have set environmental targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions across their fleets – something that a combination of electric cars and electric vans can help them achieve. He added that the e-NV200 is part of Nissan's plan to offer an EV, mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell version of all of its models.

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