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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:33 am

I like the looks of this Chevy concept car, the TRU 140S, a 2+2 FWD but very swoopy:

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:44 am

This is looking very production ready. With sliding rear doors and plenty of cargo room - it can sell as many as Leaf will.

ummm Green Car?? i think states they will be on road this year in gas form, electric before 2017 for NYC taxi fleet. (hopefully much before) but this explains the "better performance" for same size pack. looks like batt pack 2 will be pushing these babies around

It's a minivan, its supposed to be ugly...

some mini vans look like mini bullet trains. fact of the matter; looks were not on the priority list...PERIOD

we needs a family EV option for around town. its gotta happen sooner or later. cannot just discount a very large segment of the transportation landscape and the other family option is the $80,000 Tesla S??
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:42 am

Here is an Alliance mention

Global press release:

And the eNV200 teaser site:

BTW, the NV200 is major award winner internationally, including International Van of the Year last year (the Kangoo ZE is the current winner). The proportions may look a little different, but it has amazing packaging efficiency with an interior slightly larger than a Caravan and a footprint on a Transit Connect, so the proportions serve a functional purpose. In terms of compact vans, I actually prefer the way it looks to other options, like the Fiat Doblo and Transit Connect.

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:51 am

Add an option for 2 more seats in the back for 7 and it'll sell better.
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:10 pm

I have to admit: I don't get the "step backwards" with the e-NV200's shifter. Ugh. Why revert to a "mechanical" design? Too many potential customers react negatively to the Leaf's "mouse"? I'm not sure they would understand the D/Eco horizontal movement anyway. My hope is that this is just the "concept" prototype for the uninitiated attendees at auto shows, and won't make it into final production. But maybe that's just me. :?


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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:39 pm

Backwards?, I think its more sensible than what Leaf uses.. that PRND shifting sequence is required by law.. I wish they would just use pushbuttons.

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:05 pm

So I wonder if this has anything to do with the Federal shift interlock requirements. You know, you can't put in in gear without putting you foot on the brake?
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:48 pm

Maybe the shifter needed to meet a customer requirement for commonality since unlike LEAF drivers who become familiar with the quirky little mouse shifter, FedEx drivers switch around between vehicle types. Just a theory.
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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:30 am

Nissan and FedEx test e-NV200 in London:

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Re: Nissan e-NV200 Concept

Wed May 23, 2012 9:01 am

Some more details in the video below. 3 versions planned, 1 for cargo, 1 for passengers, and a "combi".

Today Nissan announced that a 100% electric compact van, the e-NV200, will go into production at its Barcelona plant in the 2013 Financial Year.

The new model will be based on the existing award-winning NV200 currently produced at the plant and will be an important and innovative addition to Nissan's global range of light commercial vehicles (LCV's).

e-NV200 will become Nissan's second all-electric vehicle (EV) following the launch of the multi-award winning Nissan LEAF in 2010, underlining Nissan's long-term commitment to zero emission mobility.

The new model, which represents €100 million investment by Nissan in Spain, is expected to create around 700 new jobs at the plant and throughout its local supplier base...

e-NV200 will provide both businesses and families with functional and roomy interior space and will retain the host of innovative and practical features of the current NV200 line up combined with the most advanced powertrain components of the Nissan LEAF.

This will deliver a driving range similar to the Nissan LEAF on a single charge and similar performance, together with best in class running and maintenance costs...

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