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Nissan Unveils Electric NV200 Commercial Van Concept in Detroit

January 09, 2012

The e-NV200 Concept is powered by an 80kW AC synchronous motor.
The e-NV200 Concept is powered by an 80kW AC synchronous motor.

DETROIT – Nissan unveiled an electric version of its NV200, called the e-NV200 Concept, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nissan said its e-NV200 Concept is a preview of a near-future production version of a full-electric vehicle. The automaker said it’s targeting the vehicle primarily for fleet use.

You can see a gallery of additional photos of the e-NV200 Concept here.

“With its ‘no gas, no tailpipe, no emissions’ powertrain, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept combines a quiet, comfortable driving experience with a large, highly versatile, functional interior space within a compact overall body length,” said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “A potential game changing vehicle in its segment, the battery capacity will support a driving range similar to the Nissan LEAF, while payload and cargo space will offer the same level as the current NV200. The production version would be targeted mainly at businesses, but also at private users or families in major regions.”

The Nissan e-NV200 Concept has a touch-screen-based telematics system.
The Nissan e-NV200 Concept has a touch-screen-based telematics system.

The vehicle is powered by a lithium-ion battery composed of 48 modules and an 80kW AC synchronous motor that can generate up to 207 lb.-ft. of torque off the line. Inside, the e-NV200 Concept features a telematics platform and a flat “C-cluster display” that resembles, a tablet computer.

Nissan said that the vehicle has already undergone testing with fleets in the U.K. and Japan, originally with the Japan Post Service in the summer of 2011, and with FedEx in London.

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