Nissan has officially launched a seven seat version for its all electric mini-van e-NV200 Evalia, offering a zero-emission solution.
Nissan Motors Europe announced the introduction of this van at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.
For Nissan, this van was always a plan kept on priority, offering the easy transportation of more passengers. The van can be used for moving cargo as well.
Prices and final specification for the 7-seat e-NV200 hasn’t been released yet.
“Nissan has had requests from taxi companies, VIP transfer services, hotels and private motorists who are interested in buying this uniquely flexible and capable vehicle,” said, Jean-Pierre Diernaz, director, electric vehicles, Nissan Europe.
The vehicle was previously available in Europe as a commercial two-seat panel van, five-seat crew-cab panel van and five-seat minivan.
The e-NV200 is powered by the same 24 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and 80 kilowatt electric motor found in the Nissan LEAF electric car.
The seven seat version of the e-NV200 is configured with two seats in the front, three in the middle and two in the rear.
In addition, the van has a larger cargo capacity of 2.94 cubic meters, which is enough to transport three bicycles with the wheels in place.
With all three rows in place, the luggage capacity is 443 liters and when second and third row is folded the capacity increases to 870 liters.
To increase passenger comfort, the van is equipped with additional rear air conditioning to ensure an even temperature through the cabin.
Besides, maintenance of the vehicle is 40 percent cheaper and the vehicle is quieter, smoother and faster than the diesel equivalent.
The new model is available with the CHAdeMO quick charging system in order to access the quick charging system for the vehicle.
Otherwise, the charging functionality is provided with 3 KW on-board or 6 KW on-board.
Already, users of the e-NV200 like Taxi Electric in the Netherlands and C&C Taxis in the UK have installed their own quick chargers to increase utilization and flexibility.