The Nissan NV200 and the e-NV200 concept are leading the way for zero emission vehicles in Spain and for taxi operation in Barcelona.
Nissan’s leadership in electric vehicles reinforces Barcelona City Council’s strategy to promote sustainable mobility in the city and to make electric vehicles a major driver of economic development and competitiveness.
It also reinforces the strong automobile industrial tradition in the Barcelona area of driving technological innovation and the development of mobility. The city is also making a significant commitment to deploy charging infrastructure, with more than 250 public points distributed around the city, to ensure that the area is ready when citizens move towards sustainable zero emissions mobility.
The NV200 Barcelona Taxi model will be available to buy from 2 January 2013, delivering a modern transport option for the 10,500 taxi licence holders and more than 225,000 people who travel in the city’s taxis every day. Currently in development, the Nissan e-NV200 will provide a world-class, all-electric, zero emission taxi alternative from 2014.
The Barcelona NV200 taxi has a 1.5 dCi 110 hp engine and will deliver a unique combination of best-in-class fuel consumption with outstanding interior space that can accommodate four passengers with five large suitcases in a compact 4.40m body.
Jordi Vila, Fleet and Commercial Vehicles general manager at Nissan in Europe, said: ‘With the start of operation of the NV200 Diesel Taxi in Barcelona, Nissan expects to gather information on experiences and expectations of taxi drivers in order to prepare for our next step, the launch of the world’s most advanced zero emission compact van, the new e-NV200, which will significantly improve air quality and reduce noise levels in the city.’