The largest electric van on the market, the Nissan e-NV200 is ideal for those working around town. Offering low running costs, a practical cabin and plenty of load space, it’s the perfect partner for a busy day in the city. Plus, with the e-NV200 qualifying for a 20 percent discount as part of the government’s incentive for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle buyers, it’s an affordable option for your business.
Slightly longer than its diesel counterpart, the new e-NV200 features a longer bonnet for improved pedestrian safety. LED strips have been added to the tapered headlamps for a modern feel, while the 15-inch alloy wheels guarantee a look that will catch the eye and a ride that’s comfortable wherever the job takes you. Two sliding side doors make loading your cargo simple, while options for the rear include double doors or a lifting tailgate.
The e-NV200 takes its interior cues from both its sister van and the Nissan LEAF. From the latter, it inherits a gloss black centre console, which houses the satellite navigation system, air conditioning and radio. Selected models feature the innovative Carwings system, which enables you to start the air-con with your smartphone before getting into the van – driving in the summer heat need not be uncomfortable again.
There’s plenty of space available too, with ample head and legroom for both you and your passenger. If you’re on the job alone, you can fold down the front passenger seat to create a desk, connect your laptop to the 12V power outlet, and use the cabin as a mobile office.
As a modern business owner, you need more than just a reliable workhorse to carry cargo – you need to stay connected on the road too. That’s why the Nissan e-NV200 is equipped with Bluetooth so you can make and receive calls wherever you are. In addition, a rear-view camera makes parking in urban environments easier than ever, while heated seats and a heated steering wheel take the bite out of cold winter mornings, meaning you stay comfy all year round. There’s also a USB port so you can play your favourite tunes when out and about.
The new e-NV200 features a host of safety features to ensure you, your cargo and those around you stay protected. The strengthened panels and revised nose mean pedestrians are better protected, and an on-board sound generator makes noise at speeds of under 30mph so they can hear you approaching.
Other measures include hill start assist to help with tricky inclines, cruise control for smooth and comfortable motorway driving, and stability control. Meanwhile, you and your passenger are protected from the load by a full height steel bulkhead, and lashing points in the cargo space ensure everything can be safely kept in position.
A 40kWh battery powers the new Nissan e-NV200, providing fully electric driving with a range of up to 188 miles. If your work takes you primarily around town, that’s ample for a day’s jobs and you can charge up from a wall box in just 7.5 hours, ready for the morning. If you need to top up on the go, head to a CHAdeMO charging point and reach 80 percent charge in 40-60 minutes.
The tight turning circle and swift acceleration thanks to the instant torque of the electric motor mean you’ll be able to manoeuvre around the streets and keep pace with the traffic easily. At higher speeds, the steering becomes weightier to maintain your control, while the large wheels ensure bumps are absorbed.