NISSAN will broaden the appeal of its award-winning all-electric e-NV200 this summer with the UK launch of a versatile and practical seven-seat version.
The new model – the world’s first pure-electric seven-seater – is being introduced in response to huge interest from fleet operators and larger families keen to capitalise on the market-leading e-NV200’s low running and maintenance costs and zero-emissions performance.
At the same time, the e-NV200 line-up will be further strengthened with the addition of a new Evalia version available in five- and seven-seat form, offering a full trim option for the ultimate combination of technology, style, sophistication and comfort.
The developments mean the e-NV200 will be available as a panel van, five- or seven-seat Combi, or five- or seven-seat Evalia, giving customers the freedom to specify a vehicle that best suits their lifestyle or business requirements.
The launch of the seven-seat version fills a gap in the market for an electric vehicle capable of accommodating larger groups of people. Private-hire companies and shuttle services in particular have been keen to see its introduction since the e-NV200 was launched last year.
The e-NV200, which is based on the proven technology of the Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric car, costs from just two pence per mile to run and costs much less to maintain than a conventional diesel van.
It has a homologated NEDC range of 106 miles on a single charge and can be charged from zero to 80 per cent full in as little as 30 minutes.
With all seating in use, the vehicle can accommodate seven adults with ease, offering ample leg and headroom for all occupants.
But the seven-seat e-NV200 can also be configured for cargo. With the second row of seats rolled forward and folded and the sixth and seventh seats folded to the side, a cavernous 2.94 cubic metre load space is revealed – big enough to transport three full-size bicycles with the wheels in place.
Even with all three rows in situ, the seven-seat e-NV200 still boasts an impressive 870-litre cargo capacity, allowing it to transport seven people and a large volume of luggage.
It will go on sale in July.