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For the VIPs that want their car to provide the well-known luxurious interior but also zero emissions for the environment, Nissan unveiled the e-NV200 VIP Concept. The well-known e-NV200 received a two-tone exterior paint but the interior is the one that needs to be highlighted. Why? Because the e-NV200 VIP Concept gets two ‘Club Class’ rear seats with integrated armrests and extending leg rests.
The seats are located behind the sliding door which means that the you can easily access the interior and receive an impressive 670 mm legroom. Behind the seats, there is also room for luggage, which makes the concept ideal for business travelers at airport transfers.
The rear passengers also get a 21.5-inch DSP monitor which can display movies or other images from any other digital device such as a smartphone, laptop or tablet. Rear passengers are treated like VIPs and receive a fridge as well as an individual reading lamp.Read the entire article Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept previews a zero emission future for businessmen
Nissan is offering an across-the-board five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on its NV commercial vehicle line, replacing the three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and its three-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The warranty upgrade also covers all sold and unsold 2014 models.
Phil O’Connor, Nissan director of marketing for light commercial vehicles remarked that the warranty extension would assure potential customers that its commercial trucks are durable and reliable, according to Automotive News.
“We have to give the customer a reason to try something new,” O’Connor said, noting that since Nissan is relatively new in the segment, it to make a bold move with the warranty upgrade. Nissan only entered the light commercial truck business in the United States in 2011, offering full-sized NV 1500, 2500 and 3500 vans.Read the entire article Nissan upgrades across-the-board warranty on NV commercial vehicle line
British Gas has successfully ended its six-month winter trial of 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans and has placed immediate order for 50 units, with 50 more bound for delivery by the end of the calendar year. The nation-wide pilot of 28 vans is part of British Gas’ commitment of making 10 percent of its fleet of 13,000 home service vans are all-electric by 2017.
The six-month pilot that started in November 2013 had Nissan and British Gas collaborate with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions to manage the fleet operations and Gateshead College to train drivers in how to drive the e-NV200. Hitachi Capital will provide funding for the purchase as well as manage the fleet of all-electric vehicles.
During the trial, the 28 e-NV200s covered over 60,000 miles between them. The pilot was launched to evaluate how the vans performed in winter conditions during typical British Gas home services daily usage patterns. Paul Kidd, a British Gas Service & Repair engineer, remarked that the Nissan e-NV200 made driving between customer’s homes “a little bit easier.”Read the entire article British Gas orders 100 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans after six-month pilot
Nissan has presented the Nissan NV200 and the e-NV200 concept as Barcelona’s next generation taxi, paving the way for zero emission vehicles in Spain as well as boosting local production in the area for the automotive sector. The presentation of the new Barcelona NV200 taxi and of the future model for New York was attended by Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias and deputy mayor Antoni Vives.
It was also attended by Jordi Vila, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle general manager at Nissan Europe, and Francisco Sauco, Fleet and Commercial Vehicle manager at Nissan Iberia. The NV200, a new-generation compact van, is well-suited for a wide variety of uses for customers not only in Barcelona and New York, but also around the world.
Nissan first rolled out the NV200 in Japan and Europe in 2009, and has since made the model available in over 40 countries, including China, India, and Indonesia. The Japanese carmaker has so far sold over 135,000 units around the world.Read the entire article Nissan presents NV200 and e-NV200 as the next generation taxi in Barcelona
Nissan has been lending the e-NV200 to companies like FedEx and Coca-Cola to get feedback about the emissions-free delivery van as a delivery vehicle before it starts selling in late 2013 or early 2014. Nissan said that the all electric cargo van sent to Coca-Cola Central Japan Co., Ltd., will be used as a regional sales vehicle in Yokohama.
The van will be charged overnights to test if one night of charging is enough for daily use. The e-NV200 uses the all-electric powertrain found in the Nissan Leaf. This powertrain is then used on Nissan’s NV200 utility vehicle. Nissan will retrieve the companies’ comments about the e-NV200 so that it could still make modifications before it goes on sale.
"Providing a large, multi-functional interior space to both business and private users, the e-NV200 commercial EV will deliver innovation in the commercial vehicle market and further Nissan’s leadership in the EV market. Combining the advanced powertrain of the Nissan LEAF with the innovative and practical NV200 base vehicle will not only deliver zero CO2 emissions, but also superior acceleration and quietness. In addition, e-NV200 has class-leading levels of operating costs, one of the most critical factors for businesses using commercial vehicles." said the press release.Read the entire article Coca-Cola starts testing the Nissan e-NV200 electric van
Nissan is out to prove itself as a global leader in zero-emission mobility by combining the best features of its two multi-award winning vehicles -- Nissan LEAF and Nissan NV200 – to create the Nissan e-NV200 concept panel van. Nissan gave the e-NV200 concept panel van its international debut at the ongoing 64th Hanover Motor Show 2012, giving the public a preview of what to expect when the production version is rolled out possibly next year.
The e-NV200 concept panel van boasts of a cutting-edge all-electric drivetrain based on the advanced laminated lithium-ion battery and electric motor that powers the Nissan LEAF. This provides the e-NV200 with a driving range and performance comparable to Nissan LEAF. This will allow drivers to recharge the battery of their e-NV200 panel vans to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes for a minimal downtime, owing to its Quick Charge capability.
The e-NV200’s all-electric drivetrain will also be much cheaper to operate with lower fuel costs and reduced regular maintenance. An operator of e-NV200 could use the power stored in the battery to run electric tools and equipment up to 6,000W. This means that an e-NV200 operator could transform a suitably equipped panel van into a mobile restaurant or a mobile workshop.Read the entire article Nissan unveils e-NV200 Concept at 2012 Hanover Motor Show
Nissan is introducing the Nissan NV200 London Taxi – a preview of what the London ‘black cab’ could be in the future. There are about 300,000 daily users in London who would surely be excited to know that the NV200 London Taxi offers drastically reduced CO2 outputs compared to the existing taxi models in compliance with the Air Quality strategy that Mayor Boris Johnson plans for London.
Trials will soon start for the all-electric e-NV200 concept in the Capital. The launch of the Nissan NV200 London Taxi was attended by the Mayor as well as the disability groups and the influential London Taxi Drivers’ Association. The taxi versions of the NV200 have already been introduced in Tokyo. In fact, it was already selected as the exclusive New York City ‘Taxi of tomorrow’.
The NV200 London Taxi isn’t the first time for Nissan to make a mark in the Capital’s taxi history. Nissan’s 2.7-litre TD27 diesel engine was picked out for the LTI FX4 ‘Fairway’ black cab, which was more reliable, faster, and more efficient.Read the entire article Nissan introduces NV200 London Taxi
Nissan revealed that its plant in Barcelona will start to produce the e-NV200, a 100% electric compact van, in the 2013 Financial Year. This new model will be a vital entry to its lineup of light commercial vehicles (LCV's) around the world. The current heavily-awarded NV200 is built at the plant and will be used as the base for the new model.
The e-NV200 is expected to be the No. 2 all-electric vehicle after Nissan had launched the Nissan LEAF in 2010, emphasizing Nissan’s longer-term commitment to zero emission mobility. Nissan has invested €100 million in Spain for this new model. It is likely to form about 700 new jobs at the plant and across its local supplier base. The Barcelona plant will be the only one to produce the e-NV200.
These vehicles will be supplied to markets around the world to cite the rising competitiveness of Nissan's Spanish industrial operations. Last week, Nissan's Avila Plant in central Spain was given the task of producing a new medium duty truck.Read the entire article Nissan to build the e-NV200 electric compact van in Spain
Nissan’s vehicle especially designed to ferry passengers as the everyday taxi cab is getting a special marketing treatment from the Japanese automaker. Nissan hopes to sell around 4,000 converted Nissan NV200 commercial van every year, and the company is creating waves for the taxi-intended vehicle about 18 months before its scheduled roll-out.
The marketing campaign for the converted Nissan NV200 commercial van includes having it displayed in billboards around the New York Auto Show; and giving it an all-important space on Nissan’s stand at the show. Not only that, models had given out prepaid credit cards to New Yorkers that would allow them to get a free cab ride in the city.
As to why Nissan chose New York as the launching platform for the marketing of the NV200, chief executive Carlos Ghosn said the city is home to millions of residents and tourists who ride taxis everyday, thus the so-called "Taxi of Tomorrow" will serve as a rolling advertisement that will flaunt Nissan as a technology innovator.Read the entire article Nissan launches unique marketing gimmick for NV200 taxi cab model
A change is coming to New York’s taxi scene in 2013 with the entry of the Taxi of Tomorrow, which has debuted at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. Visitors to the show can now see the Taxi of Tomorrow’s first full vehicle prototype. The global debut of the 2014 Nissan NV200 taxi took place at a special event in SoHo. In attendance were New York City officials as well as Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
After this event, the prototype can then be viewed from April 6 to 15 at the Jacob Javits Center. Ghosn said that the company takes pride in presenting a new era of urban mobility to New York with the launch of the Taxi of Tomorrow at New York City – the Nissan NV200 Taxi. He added that Nissan drew on its worldwide experience in commercial vehicles.
It also considered the insight of New York City taxi drivers and passengers who aided in choosing what to improve in the cabs. What the Nissan taxi offers to the around 600,000 taxi riders in New York each day is an innovative car that’s very comfortable too.Read the entire article 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi is ready for New York City
You can now go to your nearest Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealership to get the 2012 Nissan NV Passenger Van, which has a starting price of $32,685 (including shipping costs). Nissan North America, Inc. said that the all-new full-size NV van is the latest model to enter the Nissan NV full-size commercial van series.
The Nissan NV Passenger Van has four rows and can fit 12 passengers, making it ideal for both personal and fleet use. This van offers driver and passenger comfort and safety as well as flexibility, with 324 seating configurations and segment-exclusive supplemental side curtain air bags for all of its rows. The Nissan NV Passenger is offered in three grades and is available with 4.0-liter V6 or 5.6-liter V8 engines.
It was only a year ago that the brand entered the commercial vehicle business in North America with the Nissan NV full-size commercial van series but it is now expanding the lineup with the new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. The 4-row/12-passenger Nissan NV3500 HD offers the most flexible seating configurations in the full-size passenger van segment.Read the entire article 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van will have a starting price of $32,685
For the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan will be introducing electric vehicles as well as the NV350 that is ideal for caravanning activities and the Asian market. The NV350’s list of available options and its pricing haven’t been revealed yet but we know that it will arrive in the market in the summer of 2012 in Japan. The NV350 will be available as both a passenger and light commercial vehicle variant.
This passenger version features split fold-forward rear seats that permit a better use for the available floor space. Among the practical features are a floor-operated parking brake, a dash-mounted gear shifter, and push-button start.
Here are few features of the Nissan NV350: Improved fuel economy; Contemporary exterior styling expresses solid presence; Functional interior styled to emphasize spacious feel; Keyless pushbutton ignition, a world’s first in a commercial vehicle; Nissan Intelligent Key, dash-mounted shift lever and foot-operated parking brake also exceed expectations in the LCV category; Cargo area up to 3 meters in length, 50:50 split fold-forward rear seats, and embedded mounting nuts in interior side panels provide flexible cargo handling and adaptability to user needs; Japanese market launch scheduled for summer of 2012.Read the entire article 2012 Nissan NV350 coming to the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
Next spring, Nissan North America Inc. will expand its cargo van into a people hauler with the introduction of the NV3500 HD passenger van. Four rows of seats are found in this 12-passenger van. It offers two engine options. The first is a 317-hp V-8 with 385 pounds-feet of torque. The other one is a 261-hp 4.0-liter V-6 with 281 pounds-feet of torque.
These two engines will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 model van is targeted primarily at fleet customers like airport and hotel shuttle operators.
This is the latest strategy that Nissan has undertaken to establish itself in the U.S. commercial vehicle market. In early 2011, Nissan presented the full-sized NV1500/2500/3500 cargo vans to vie in a market that’s dominated by commercial vans from General Motors and Ford Motor Co.Read the entire article 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van unveiled, gets ready for your family!
Beginning July 2011, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will conduct global proving tests on an electric vehicle (EV) that’s based on the compact commercial vehicle NV200. The first phase will have the Japan Post Service Co., Ltd. do the test in Japan commencing in July. This company is based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, and is headed by Shinichi Nabekura, its President and CEO.
For two months, the test vehicle will accomplish postal collection and delivery tasks in the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. This test will assess its capabilities when being used under the typical conditions of the customer.
Proving tests will follow in Japan and Europe at other companies. Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, who is responsible for the Global LCV Business Unit, said that zero emissions vehicles could have a major role in finding the balance between economic growth and environmental protection in logistics.Read the entire article Nissan to begin global proving tests for the NV200 electric vehicle
Nissan North America Inc. plans to penetrate the commercial van business in the U.S. by directly taking on the main players (Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.) What Nissan considers as its edge is that its van is a new design, while Ford's and GM's vehicles have older van platforms.
The market of workhorse vans -- the large, boxy cargo vehicles preferred by house painters, electricians and florists -- is dominated by Ford and GM.
Both controlled 96% of the U.S. full-sized commercial van segment in 2010 with the Ford E series and the GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express.Read the entire article Nissan prepares to launch 2012 NV commercial van this month
Nissan North America’s new 2012 NV, the commercial vans that are being produced in its plant in Canton, Miss., will go on sale in late February. With this model, Nissan is entering a segment dominated by the Detroit 3.
In particular, Nissan’s 2012 NV will go up against the Ford E series, General Motors' GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express cargo vans, and the Freightliner Sprinter, which Dodge had been selling but is now available at Freightliner dealers.
Joe Castelli, Nissan North America's vice president for light commercial vehicles and fleet, admitted that the van’s rivals are formidable as Ford and GM make up 95% of the segment.Read the entire article 2012 Nissan NV to compete with Ford, GM in commercial van segment
After we saw the pricing for the new 2011 Versa, Nissan also announced that its first entry into the commercial vehicle market in the United States, the 2012 Nissan NV will carry a base price of $24,590. The new car which will be produced at company’s Canton, MS. assembly facility, will go on sale through a select network of Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers starting spring 2011.
As expected, the car will be available in three models: NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD, and in two roof configurations – Standard Roof and High Roof.
The NV1500 will come as standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine. The bigger NV2500 HD will be offered with a choice of 4.0-liter V6 or 5.6-liter V8 while the bigger NV3500 HD will come with standard 5.6-liter V8 engine.Read the entire article 2012 Nissan NV priced from $24,590 in the United States
Nissan has named Adrian Steel, a maker of commercial vehicle equipment, to be the official upfitter of the 2012 NV, its first entry into the North American commercial vehicle market. Under the partnership deal, Adrian Steel’s products will be used to customize the vehicle according to the customers’ needs. These include interior shelving systems and ladder racks.
Adrian Steel will offer reinforced mounting brackets on the roof that are used to easily install ladder rack systems, without having to pierce holes in the sheet metal.
This practice has been known to result to corrosion and water leaks. The standard "upfitter pre-wiring" allows convenient access into the electrical system. Inside the cargo area, we see numerous integrated reinforced mounting points that could be used to install shelving and racks without the need for sheet metal drilling.Read the entire article Adrian Steel named official upfitter for the 2012 Nissan NV commercial van
Unveiled today by Nissan North America is the Nissan NV2500 Concept at a press conference at its headquarters in Nissan Technical Center North America in Michigan.
The NV2500 Concept offers an innovative take on Commercial Vehicle design, as well as giving a foretaste of Nissan's entry into the North American CV market. New design and new thinking are offered in the Nissan NV2500 Concept, as well as a 3-Zone inside design and adaptable utility and storage solutions.
Included in its "wall-less" mobile office or workspace design are workstation for computers, a foldable conference table, lots of storage spaces, tie-down cargo or tool racks, almost six feet of inside height and an awning-style panel at the side that opens to provide a standing external workshop table.Read the entire article Official: Nissan NV2500 Concept unveiled
Nissan Vanette has been deemed to have met Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's universal-design taxi concept and will go on sale by the end of 2010. The NV200 Vanette Taxi is based on the all-new Nissan Vanette, which was introduced last May and will be showcased at this year's Tokyo Motor Show.
The Vanette Taxi has been described to be a new breed of commuter, featuring a stylish form and roomy, comfortable interior.
It stands out from the rest due to features that are designed to support the needs of the elderly and disabled. Nissan has made it part of its efforts that these elderly and the disabled be independent in their daily and social lives.Read the entire article Tokyo Preview: Nissan NV200 Vanette Taxi
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