The All-Electric Nissan E-NV200 Panel Van: The Complete Guide For The UK

Nissan electric e-NV200 van
Price: N/A
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Panel Van
Battery size: 40 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 124 miles 
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


Nissan Motor Corporation, a leading player in the global automotive sector is headquartered in Japan. The company is well known for leading automotive brands, to include, Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun. In 1999, Nissan became part of the global Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The partnership makes these companies the 3rd largest automotive group in the world after Volkswagen and Toyota.



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Nissan e-NV200 Panel Van


The Nissan e-NV200 is an all-electric light commercial van manufactured by the Japanese automotive manufacturer Nissan Motor Co Ltd. The e-NV200 is based on the Nissan NV200, which was unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. The e-NV200 concept all-electric van was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Twenty eight  e-NV200 vans were used in a 6 month trail with British Gas in November 2013.  

The electric van went on sale in 2014. The 2014 model was fitted with a 24 kWh battery back with a ‘real world’ range of less than 60 miles.  Since then, both the battery size and range have increased, with the introduction of the upgraded model in 2018. Nissan has stopped selling the e-NV200 in the UK, but the electric van can be acquired as used.

The electric van is available in one EV battery size: 40 kWh. The automotive manufacturer claims an electric range up to 124 miles on a full charge. Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by a number of factors, to include: payload, driving profile, weather conditions, temperature, onboard services used etc. Expect a real-world e-range closer to 100 miles.

The manufacturer offers DC charging up to 50 kW DC. Charging the electric van at 50 kW DC, the EV battery can be charged up to 80% between 40-60 minutes. The Nissan electric van has a 6.6 kW AC onboard charger. Charging at 6.6 kW (single-phase) via a dedicated EV charging station will take 7 hours and 30 minutes to achieve 100% charge. It is worth noting that the electric van uses type 1 for AC charging.

Though the e-van can be charged using a standard 3-PIN domestic plug, we at e-zoomed discourage using a domestic plug to charge an electric vehicle. It will take up to 21 hours and 30 minutes to achieve 100% charge using a domestic 3-PIN plug. In any case, we at e-zoomed encourage a ‘topping up’ approach to charging an electric vehicle. This is beneficial for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery and of course, EV charging times are shorter. Nissan offers a 8 years or 100,000 miles warranty.

In terms of performance, the front-wheel drive (FWD) Nissan e-NV200 panel van delivers a maximum power up to 109 PS and 254 Nm torque. The electric van can achieve 0-62 mph in 14 seconds. The top speed is 76 mph. The electric van also incorporates regenerative braking to improve the efficiency of the EV and increase the electric range.

The e-van has four driving modes. D mode allows for maximum EV performance, Eco mode gives extra driving range by automatically adjusting the acceleration response and the climate control. B mode will increase the strength of regenerative braking to increase the driving range. B & Eco Mode combines the smooth acceleration of Eco mode with the regeneration braking of B Mode to save up to 30% energy and provide maximum driving range

The electric van is available in one length (4560 mm), and offers cargo volume up to 4.2 m3. The payload of the electric commercial van is up to 705 kg. The EV offers 2 seats.

The Nissan e-NV200 is eligible for the UK government plug-in van grant for the ‘small vans’ category. These vehicles are less than 2,500 kilograms (kg) gross vehicle weight, have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 96km (60 miles) zero-emission. The grant will pay for 35% of the purchase price for small vans, up to a maximum of £2,500.

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PROS CONS
Decent pure electric range 6.6 kW onboard charger
50 kW DC Charging Only available in one battery size
Good EV battery warranty Available in only one length

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The All-Electric Nissan E-NV200 Panel Van (credit: Nissan)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Panel Van
Plug-In Van Grant (PiVG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:No

Variants (Options)
N/A

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 40 kWh
Charging:50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 60 mins). Onboard charger 6.6 kW AC (0%-100%: 7 hrs 30 mins)
Charge Port:Type 1
EV Cable Type: Type 1
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1858
Width (mm):2011
Length (mm):4560
Wheelbase (mm):2725
Turning Circle (m):11.1
Cargo Volume (m3):4.2
Payload (kg):705

E-NV200
EV Battery Capacity:40 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):124 miles 
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/mile):417
Charging: 50 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 60 mins). Onboard charger 6.6 kW AC (0%-100%: 7 hrs 30 mins)
Top Speed:76 mph
0-62 mph:14 seconds
Drive: Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Max Power (PS):109
Torque (Nm): 254
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:2
Towing Capacity (kg)/ Braked:410
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg):2,220
Colours:5
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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